5/3/18 – Sweet Scrumpy had to come back into Oldies Club care and she went to a foster home in Lancashire. This special little girl once again worked her terrier magic on foster carers and these foster carers have now adopted her. Well done Scrumpy!
5/12/17 – Lucky Scrumpy has been adopted by her foster carer!
Scrumpy is a very pretty 12 year old Jack Russell Terrier girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue because she was living in a rural area and couldn’t be trusted around livestock. Scrumpy is now enjoying life in an Oldies Club foster home in Glasgow, and is hoping for an similarly urban and loving permanent home.
Summary of Scrumpy: Scrumpy is a very snuggly, gentle girl who is really enjoying being with her foster carer, sitting watching TV and going out for 4 onlead walks each day with her foster carer’s mobility scooter. It’s a very different life to the rural home she came from, but she seems to be very adaptable and loves being an older person’s special companion. She’s good with dogs and children but definitely not cats.
Settled quickly in foster care: Scrumpy settled at her foster home straight away, bless her!
Can be left: Scrumpy can be left on her own for 2-3 hours while you go out. You need to make sure there is no food around though as she is a monkey for scavenging and will even check what’s in the bin! She wouldn’t be happy living with full-time workers as she loves to spend time with you.
Likes dogs but scared of big ones: Scrumpy used to live with another dog and is very good with dogs she has met since coming into Oldies Club care. She is afraid of large dogs though.
Cannot live with cats: Scrumpy must have a cat-free home. She cannot be let off lead other than in a secure area with no livestock as she has attacked sheep in the past.
Good with children: Scrumpy is very good with children and has lived with them previously. Her foster carer thinks Scrumpy would be happy to live with children aged 10 years plus.
Enjoys onlead walks: Scrumpy’s recall isn’t reliable, and she can’t be trusted with cats, so she stays on the lead on walks. She is very good on the lead and is happily going for four 10-minute walks per day. Her foster carer uses a mobility scooter and Scrumpy is happy to walk alongside that.
Good in the car: Yes she is!
Scared of loud noises: Scrumpy is frightened of fireworks and loud noises.
Scrumpy’s ideal home: Scrumpy is an adaptable lady but would particularly enjoy living with an older person who wants a little companion to snuggle up and watch TV with and to take out for regular walks each day. Scrumpy isn’t suitable for rural living.
Health notes: Scrumpy has been neutered since coming into the Oldies Club (she had had puppies just before coming into rescue) and she is vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated as appropriate. She has no current health problems. She was a little overweight when she came to us, and is very food oriented, so she will need a healthy, sensible diet in her new home.
Scrumpy’s foster carer told us: “Scrumpy is loving, quiet, well behaved and happy. She loves being petted too. She doesn’t seem to understand many commands but she might like to learn some in return for tasty treats.”
If you would like to offer Scrumpy 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
Scrumpy 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.