10/8/17 – We are very sad to share the news that beautiful Miss Millie’s health took a turn for the worse and she became desperately poorly. There was nothing that could be done for her and so we have sadly had to say goodbye to this wonderful girl. Sleep tight now, Miss Mille. :(
Millie is a 13 year old Border Collie cross girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her family could no longer keep her. Millie is in an Oldies Club foster home in Northampton, waiting for someone to offer her a lovely new home.
A good girl in foster care: Millie is a sweet girl who took about 3 days to settle at her foster home sufficiently to feel confident to approach people and eat properly.
Fine to be left for a few hours: Millie has no problems with being left on her own and she is clean in the house as a general rule. When her foster carers have returned home she has been quiet. Millie might even cope with being left for full-time hours, with a midway break, but we would normally give preference to home offers where she wouldn’t be left for long hours every day.
Very good with dogs: Millie is fine with other dogs, both in the home and out and about. She has visited her foster carers’ relatives who have a boisterous puppy and Millie coped well with the liveliness of the puppy.
Unknown with cats: Millie hasn’t lived with cats before.
Good with children: Millie is excellent with the children in her foster home (aged over 5). She has occasional times when she will play with them with a toy, and she takes food from them very gently. Millie could happily live with a family with kind children who would be considerate and gentle with her.
Enjoys short walks: Millie likes to have two short (10 – 15 minutes) walks a day. Any more proves to be too much for her hips. Millie is deaf so she must be kept on the lead as she can’t hear you call her.
Good in the car: Millie travels well in a car, with no sickness. Her foster carers use a cage for her and she sits up and looks out at things.
Millie’s favourite pastimes: Sleeping mainly. She does occasionally play but not often. She sleeps well and also likes to wander and roam about the house. She gets excited about her walks.
Millie’s ideal home: She could adapt to most homes. Her foster home is busy at times and quiet at others and Millie takes it all in her stride.
Health notes: Millie is vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. Millie isn’t neutered as our vets have advised against it due to Millie’s age and health issues. Millie has a degenerating hip disorder for which she needs ongoing medication. This is currently 100mg Gabapentin, 3 times a day, to ease back pains from her hip problem, and Meloxydyl, once a day with food, to ease joint stiffness in her hips. She is also having a Glucosamine supplement twice a day to help her hips. Millie has had ear problems and so her ears need cleaning with Epiotic solution once every couple of days to avoid infection. Millie will need all of these things on a lifelong basis.
More information from Millie’s foster carers: “Millie is a very picky eater and she will not eat tinned dog foods of any kind – we have tried her on various brands. She does eat dry food occasionally, picking at it throughout the day. The only thing she really likes is chicken and pasta, preferably roasted chicken. We have to feed her this because she will refuse to eat and lose weight if left to eat dog food only. She will eat dog treats sometimes.”
If you would like to offer Millie a permanent home, please read our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:
Telephone: 0844 586 8656
Millie can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet her.
If you would love to offer a home to an oldie but your circumstances aren’t suitable, perhaps you would be kind enough to sponsor one of the special oldies we are caring for that, due to health problems, are unlikely to be offered a permanent home.