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Fabulous Flash is a gorgeous 10 year old Lurcher 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.
Flash has been waiting a while for someone to notice just how gorgeous he is. He is such a superstar that, at Christmas, he was included in a Daily Mail feature about older dogs in rescue, and although Flash subsequently had some interest, he is still waiting for his forever home to come along. We are delighted to be able to include here two of the photos of Flash that were taken by Damien McFadden for the feature, as well as photos taken by Flash’s foster carer.
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. After some special time together, he also bonded with his female foster carer.
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.
Probably best as an only dog: Flash lived with dogs in his former home, and is now OK with the resident dogs in his foster home. Flash was quite overwhelmed by them all at first though, and he can be jealous and likes to have his humans to himself. He has started to play with his fosterers’ young lurcher, but play does need to be supervised as Flash gets overexcited. It’s possible that he could live with another dog if they got on, but he would probably be best as an only dog.
Needs a cat-free home: Flash doesn’t like cats.
Fine with respectful older children: Flash would be fine to live with respectful children aged 13 plus. He is generally a gentle dog, but he is quite strong and gets boisterous when he’s excited, so wouldn’t be suitable with small children.
Loves good walks: Flash is an energetic boy who loves his walks. He is best walked in a harness so that he doesn’t pull. He has good recall but only if there are no distractions! 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(s).
Flash’s dislikes: Flash really doesn’t like vets and needs to wear a muzzle for vet visits. He doesn’t like the muzzle but he will let you put it on once he trusts you. Flash doesn’t like you to get too close to his face, but he is OK for his fosterer to stroke or gently scratch it. He will roll over for a tummy tickle!
Flash’s ideal home: Flash loves men so would be ideal with a single man. He would also be happy in a home with a couple, or a family with teenagers, but they will need to allow him time to gradually 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 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’s foster carer tells us: “Flash is playful, energetic, loyal and excitable. 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. “
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:
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.