Shaba & her son Max, fireside companions! (Oldies Club, fostered Tyne & Wear)

Max on the left, Shaba on the right

Beautiful Shaba is a 13-year-old Crossbreed girl and her handsome son Max is 11. They came into rescue after the death of their owner and are in an Oldies Club foster home in Newcastle upon Tyne, waiting for someone to offer them a lovely permanent home. Shaba was originally rescued from Corfu where she was found as a pregnant stray on the side of the road, bless her.

Shaba

Settled well in foster: This wonderful duo quickly settled into life at their foster home and they are already familiar with their new routine.

Can be left: They are happy to be left at home. Their foster carer checks on them via web-cam and they are just sleeping in their beds. They could potentially go to a full-time working household, provided they had a good walk halfway through the day and could spend all of your non-working hours with you.

Good with dogs: Shaba and Max have been great with dogs visiting their foster home. They are just a little wary of barking dogs when out walking.

Good with lizards and tortoises!: We don’t know how they are with cats, but their foster carer says: “I have a lizard that wanders around the house, and 2 tortoises walking around the garden, and they are absolutely fine with them, after an initial curiosity and tentative sniffing they just ignore them“.

Good with children: Shaba and Max are so gentle and friendly that their foster carer would have no concerns with them being around children of any age. They are very tolerant of her 2-year-old grandson and allow him to brush them and stroke them. They aren’t dogs that enjoy playing with a ball or toys though – they just want to be near you and be loved.

Very good on the lead: Going for a walk is Shaba and Max’s most favourite part of the day and they are excited when having their harness and lead put on. They are really good on the lead and they don’t pull. They haven’t been let off lead since coming into rescue so we don’t know about their recall. Their foster carer thinks that if they were spooked they would run, and so care will need to be taken and their recall might need work. They are currently having three walks per day: 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes in the late afternoon and about 40 minutes in the evening.

Very good in the car: They are both happy to jump straight in the car. Max likes to sit up on the seat so he can see out of the window, wearing his seatbelt harness. Shaba tends to lie down but is quite happy to be in the car.

Favourite pastimes: Walks, being stroked and petted, and they both seem to enjoy being groomed and will sit quite patiently while being brushed.

Dislikes: They are both extremely placid but Max is slightly timid and jumps at loud noises, however he is not bothered at all by the hoover or other noise where he knows or can see the source of it.

Max

Shaba and Max’s ideal home: Any loving, caring home where the family will be happy to pet them!

Health notes: Shaba and Max are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Shaba has recently had a dental. They don’t have any current health issues and are fit for their ages.

More from their foster carer: “Shaba and Max are loving, loyal, placid and adorable! They just love to be near you and receive some attention and are an absolute pleasure to have in the home. They are not the type of dogs that like to chase a ball or play with toys; they are happiest lying in front of the fire after a walk”.

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If you would like to offer Shaba and Max a permanent home together, 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

They 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 them.

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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.
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