In Loving Memory: Sadly, this animal has now passed away.

Terrific Tess (Oldies Club Sponsor Dog)

02/01/18 Sadly Tess took a turn for the worse over the Christmas period and has now sadly passed away. Tess had 9 lovely months in her foster home. Sleep tight lovely girl


Tess is a lovely 17 year old Border Collie who came into Oldies Club in March 2017 due to her owner’s declining health which had left them hospitalised and Tess home alone. Prior to this Tess hadnt left the house in years.

At first Tess was rather shy and cautious. If her fosterer went near her to give a fuss she would try and get away quickly resulting in her legs going from under her. Since then she has grown so much in confidence. She will come for attention and loves a gentle fuss.

Sadly for Tess due to untreated arthritis and a neurological weakness in her back end Tess would fall/collapse a lot. Since being on her medication she has less falls but is still a wobbly girl. Tess also has a loud heart murmur and is doubly incontinent.

Due to her health concerns and age, Oldies Club made the decision to place Tess in our sponsor dog scheme, which means she will remain at her lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying her vet bills for the rest of her life.

Despite her wobbliness Tess loves her walks and wants to go out twice a day. She adores meeting people and other dogs. She has only wagged her tail a few times since being in foster and it is when she meets a new doggy friend.

Tess in enjoying her slow pace life with her friend Millie Shih Tzu and her fosterers.


Tess is so happy now that she is no longer stuck inside 24/7 and can now choose if she want to be inside or outside. She likes being outside in the garden, even if its raining!.

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 Tess, or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.

In Loving Memory: Sadly, this animal has now passed away.