Dashing Footballer Flash! (Oldies Club, fostered Lincolnshire)

This photograph © Damien McFadden

Flash is a gorgeous 10 year old Lurcher boy who came into the Oldies Club rescue because his owner was going to work abroad. Flash is in an Oldies Club foster home in Bardney, Lincolnshire, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.

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Flash has been waiting a while for someone to notice how spectacularly dishy and dashing he is. He is such a superstar that he was recently included in a Daily Mail feature about older dogs in rescue, and although Flash has subsequently had some interest, he is still sadly waiting for his forever home to come along. We are delighted to be able to include here some of the photographs of Flash that were taken by Damien McFadden for the feature, as well as photos taken by Flash’s foster carer.

This photograph © Damien McFadden

Adaptable and friendly: Flash is a loving lad who settled at his foster home within a few days and quickly bonded with his male foster carer, and then, after some special time together, with his female foster carer. Flash is sharing his foster home with lots of resident dogs, but Flash was a bit overwhelmed by them all at first, and he can be jealous and wants humans to himself, so he would be best as an only dog in his new home.

This photograph © Damien McFadden

Could live with full-time workers if walked morning, lunchtime and evening: Flash is fine to be left on his own for a few hours. He would even cope with living with full-time workers, provided he had a walk halfway through the day in addition to his morning and evening walks.

Happiest as an only dog: Flash lived with dogs in his former home, and is OK with supervision around the other dogs in his foster home. He likes to have his humans to himself though so we are looking for a home where he will be the only dog.

Needs a cat-free home: Flash doesn’t like cats and can’t live with them.

Fine with respectful older children: Flash would be fine to live with respectful children aged 13 years plus. He is generally a gentle dog, but he gets boisterous when he’s excited so wouldn’t be suitable with small children. He is quite a strong boy.

Loves good walks: Flash is an energetic boy who loves his walks. He is best walked on a harness so that he doesn’t pull – he will pull if the lead is attached to his collar. His foster carer has not let him off the lead in an open space, but in the garden he does return to her when she calls him, and his previous owner told us that Flash’s recall is good. He is having two 45-minute walks per day, plus garden zoomies.

Here is a video of Flash playing football in the garden:

Good in the car: Flash is a good boy in the car.

Flash’s favourite pastimes: Playing with his football and spending time with his human.

Flash’s dislikes: He hates vets and has to wear a muzzle for vet visits. He also doesn’t like the muzzle but he will let you put it on once he trusts you.

Flash’s ideal home: With a single man, a couple, or a family with teenagers, who will allow him time to trust them. He needs somewhere with plenty of space to move around and a decent sized garden to run in. Flash is a loving boy and is the type of dog that will become very attached to his owner and be so loyal.

Health notes: Flash has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He has arthritis in his front left paw and has been prescribed Loxicom once a day. His foster carer gives him GO4 joint supplement too.

Flash in a few words: Playful; Energetic; Loyal; Excitable.

Flash’s foster carer tells us: “Since coming into foster with us, Flash has been a good boy. He took to my partner straight away but did not seem to like me. I needed to gain his trust, so I fed him, walked him, and spent time with just him and me, and it worked. When my dogs first approached him he growled and barked, but now that he is used to them he can be around them with supervision. Flash has been friendly with people that have come to the house. “

This photograph © Damien McFadden

If you would like to offer Flash 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:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Flash 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.

This replaces Flash’s original Oldies Club page dated 19th July 2017.

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Adopt an Oldie All listings at www.oldies.org.uk are based on information supplied by the rescue or private owner of the animal. If you are interested in adopting this animal, you should contact the rescue or owner and confirm the details given here, and make sure that you are happy with their procedures and policies.