Tiger Lily (aka Lils) is a 17 year old Border Terrier Cross who came into the Oldies Club care in July 2017 after her owner went into a care home.
Tiger Lily originally went up for rehoming but her perfect home just seemed elusive despite her receiving a number of applications of interest. Tiger Lily had been in Oldies Club care for a year and as an elderly lady was starting to show some health issues and changes to her behaviour.
Tiger Lily suffers with a small degree of separation anxiety. She likes to be near her fosterer most of the time. She can be left for a little while and her foster carer has been gradually increasing the amount of time to get her used to it. She’s happiest if she can be in the same room as her fosterer. Tiger Lily also shows signs of sundown syndrome where she becomes restless and confused in the evening/ night time.
Tiger Lily also now has a high grade heart murmur and an enlarged liver which gives her a pot bellied look. Tiger Lily has a sensitive tum so is on a strict special diet.
Although happy in her foster home the family couldnt keep her as they were going abroad. Oldies Club decided that due to her health, behaviour and age it would be best that her next move be her last so Tiger Lily moved to another fosterer, who previously cared for sponsor dog Tasha, and joined our sponsor dog scheme. This means she will remain in her lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying his vet bills for the rest of her life.
Despite her health issues Tiger Lily loves her walks! She is great on the lead and if in an enclosed area or in a safe rural area she love to go off lead for a gallop.
Tiger Lily loves older children. In her previous foster home there were two boys who she enjoyed running around with. In her forever foster home there are visiting grandchildren who she also likes very much.
Although she has an angelic face Tiger Lily is not a big fan of others dogs and enjoys having a home to herself so is revelling in her foster home where she gets all the attention from her fosterer and visiting grandchildren. She is calm when passing other dogs on walks as long as they keep a respectful distance. If they get too near, she sometimes tells them to back off.
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 Tiger Lily , or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.