28/1/18 – Popular Paisley has gone to his new home!
Paisley is a 7 year old black Labrador boy who came into the Oldies Club dog rescue because of changes in his family’s circumstances. He is now in an Oldies Club foster home near Aberlour in Moray, Scotland, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.
A good boy in foster: Paisley settled quickly in foster and soon accepted the resident cats and dogs. From the first night he slept happily in his bed in the kitchen/conservatory with the other dogs and has been quiet all night. He’s very clean in the home and is quiet too.
Can be left: Paisley has been fine when left with the other dogs for 3-4 hours. He’s also been left completely on his own for an hour, just to see how he was, and was fine, but he is definitely happier being left with the other dogs. He lived with another dog in his previous home and loves their company, so in his new home he would be happier in the company of another dog. Provided he had the company of another dog, he should be fine to live with a part-time worker.
Enjoys living with dogs: Paisley is very good with the three dogs at his foster home and with dogs he meets, both on and off lead. He occasionally seems a little wary of other dogs before he actually meets them face to face and his hackles go up a little, but he shows no aggression towards them. He is never confrontational. He enjoys playing with other dogs and likes games of chase, tug-of-war and a bit of wrestling. He plays very nicely with the resident Springer and even better with the little one who’s only ¼ of Paisley’s size! Paisley plays gently and puts up with the little dog being a bit ‘in his face’ when playing!
Excellent with cats: Paisley has been brilliant with the resident cats. The first day or two he gave a little excited bark when he spotted them, but after that he‘s just ignored them. Paisley should even be fine to live with timid cats, given a careful introduction.
Has lived with children: Paisley hasn’t met any children since coming into rescue but we were told by his previous owner that he is used to living with them. Paisley should be fine to live with dog-savvy, slightly older children who aren’t likely to be knocked over by him when playing.
Loves good walks and playtime: Paisley is not an old oldie; he is a fit lad with plenty of energy and loves to run and jump about. He walks well on a lead and doesn’t pull, but unless made to walk next to you he will walk ahead of you very purposefully! He occasionally wants to explore something further afield and will then pull, and when he does pull he’s very strong. His recall is good but occasionally he will ignore you if he’s busy exploring on the beach or in woodland etc. He loves exploring and really enjoys his off lead time. He stays fairly close and does not run off. He loves the beach most of all. Paisley is having two walks a day of at least 30 minutes (1-2 miles) each walk.
Very good in the car: Paisley is a brilliant traveller and he sits or lies down quietly all the way. The longest journey his fosterers have done with him was 3 hours, with a short break. That was no problem for him at all.
Paisley’s favourite pastimes: He loves playing tug-of-war with his fosterers and playing with their dogs. He also enjoys lying in his bed, just chilling or chewing a toy. He loves an outing and he sits by the car waiting as soon as there might be a trip coming up. In fact, as soon as a car door opens he’s there and will jump in, no matter if he’s actually going somewhere or not! Off lead walks on the beach are his favourite and he LOVES the water. He takes a paddle in the river or the sea, given half a chance. His favourite pastime of all is… eating! His tail wags throughout a meal.
Paisley’s ideal home: Paisley is a sociable dog who loves being around you but is not clingy. He is happy just being near you and will lie down in his bed, chilling, a lot of the time. His ideal would be someone who is home most of the time and wants to spend time with him, giving him cuddles and having games of tug-of-war. A countryside or coastal home would be ideal for walks, but he’d probably enjoy a large park too. Paisley came from a home where there was another dog, and he loves being around other dogs, so a home with a compatible dog would be ideal for him.
Health notes: Paisley is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. He is in very good health and was a good boy with the vet. The only things mentioned were that his left ear is a bit thicker than the right due to a past haematoma, and he has the beginning of cataracts, but the vet said it’s nothing to be concerned about as his eyesight is good. His heart is good and his weight is ideal. His teeth are very good too. His ears will need regular cleaning, but only with ordinary ear cleaner for dogs – no prescription needed.
Paisley’s foster carer told us: “Well-mannered, playful, affectionate and gentle, it’s obvious that Paisley has been loved and well cared for. He is more or less the perfect dog, but there are just a couple of things his future owners should know:
A. He occasionally eats poo, but will stop when told No.
B. He is a food thief. If left unsupervised any food left out on any surface will disappear. Being very much labrador-like he loves his food and wags his tail while he’s eating. When the bowl is empty, he carries it to his bed!
These are minor things that do not alter the fact that whoever gets to live with Paisley will have a brilliant companion. He’s affectionate and fun, obedient and calm, but also full of energy for walks and games. He’ll make a wonderful addition to his forever home. A proper gentleman of a dog!”
If you would like to offer Paisley 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
Paisley 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 him.
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.