30/7/18 – Lovely Zoe has gone to her new home!
Happy-go-lucky Zoe is a Lab cross of about 7 years. She came into the Oldies Club rescue due to her owner’s change of circumstances and is now having fun in foster care in Wimborne, Dorset while she waits for someone to offer her a permanent home.
A cheerful girl in foster: Zoe took about a week to settle in to her foster home. She’s a natural optimist and everything suited her just right!
Can be left for a few hours: Zoe is content in her own company when you need to leave her. It’s thought she could live in a working household, as long as she has a walk or garden break at lunch time.
Can live with dogs: Zoe gets on with other dogs of all kinds because life is all about good times! She’d be very happy in a multi-dog home.
Can live with cats: With careful introductions, Zoe should be fine living with cats. Even aloof friends are still friends, after all.
Can live with children: Zoe has proved to be brilliant with children from age 3 upwards. She plays happily with young ones and teenagers alike, so she’d probably love being part of a family.
Walkies are the best! Everything about walks make Zoe thrilled! The bounding around, the lovely smells, having fun with other dogs… The – Best! At the moment she’s having at least an hour’s worth of walks a day. She gets very excited about going out but soon settles down and is good on the lead. When off the lead she will run ahead but always runs back and checks on you before going off again. She comes when she is called and doesn’t mind being put back on the lead. Such a Good Girl!
Good in the car: Zoe travels well and is content to be left in the car for a while, as long as it’s cool enough.
Zoe’s favourite pastimes: She loves playing with her ball! She also likes to chase the hoover or broom when you are cleaning and she’s very keen on being outside. If you are gardening she will follow you around for hours, often dropping her ball in front of you to throw for her. A game she will play for as long as she can!
Zoe’s dislikes: She has none! Since being in foster, she hasn’t batted an eye lid about thunder or fireworks. She’s been calm around chickens, ducks, horses and cows. She just assumes that all is well, at all times. She will alert you to a visitor being at the door but is then delighted to make their acquaintance!
Zoe’s ideal home: She would love to have other dogs and children to play with, either at home all the time or just visiting ones. She’d like active owners and a garden please. She does like fuss but isn’t cuddly as such. There’s always something fun going on somewhere that she’d rather be getting on with. One unusual habit she has, is talking to you! She’s quite the intellectual lady and it’s really funny when she does it.
Health notes: Zoe is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and worm/flea treated. She has lost an excess 2kg since being in foster! She still has another 1kg to go and then she’ll be in perfect shape.
Zoe’s foster carer says: “Zoe is a very straightforward and easy dog. She has been a pleasure to foster. She likes to smile at you and talks a lot when she is happy. Despite being overweight when she arrived she is not a pest around food and is not greedy. She happily eats alongside my dogs with no guarding or issues. She does enjoy a good groom and will happily sit to be brushed. Zoe is happy, active, loyal and funny!”
If you would like to offer Zoe 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
Zoe 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.