25/4/20 – We are so pleased to report that Missy is being adopted by her foster carer!
Missy is a beautiful 11-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Chorley, Lancashire.
Settled in foster care: Missy has settled well at her foster home, but for her to feel fully at home took about 2 or 3 months. She is generally a laid-back lady but she does enjoy a play and a chase of a toy when her foster carer returns home.
Happy to be left for a couple of hours: Missy likes to have company but she is fine about being left on her own for a couple of hours, maybe a little longer occasionally. She sleeps on the bed with her foster carer.
Needs to be your only pet: Missy doesn’t like to have other dogs (or cats) in her space.
Adult home best: Missy isn’t keen on children so needs an adult-only home, or one with sensible late teenagers only and no visiting youngsters.
Enjoys a steady walk: Missy is extremely well-behaved on walks with great recall, provided she is not loose around other dogs or children. Whenever a dog or child is in sight Missy needs to be on a lead. She likes about 30 minutes to 1 hour’s walking daily. She loves having a very controlled, not far from you, canter around an open field, or a trot with you along country paths. She does not ‘ask’ to go outside to the toilet so her foster carer just pops her out in the garden every few hours.
Chatty in the car: Missy doesn’t love car journeys. She chats a lot and so the driver needs patience.
Missy’s favourite pastimes: Missy loves food. She likes to play with her toys and she enjoys lots of cuddles. She likes to be the centre of attention and she loves her tummy being tickled. She also loves sunbathing.
Missy’s dislikes: She hates lightning and thunder and fireworks. She needs a lot of attention and wrapping up when these happen.
Missy’s ideal home: A quiet home with one or two adults living in the household and not too many visitors. She needs a garden.
Health notes: Missy is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. She is on a joint supplement but nothing else at the moment. She has an issue with her paw that flares up every now and again, but the vet says it is not too much to worry about.
More from Missy’s foster carer: “Missy is an entertaining, obedient, attention-loving beautiful lady and always gets compliments when out on walks from passers-by. She is very clean in the house and not at all destructive, apart from with new squeaky toys. She sees it as one of her main tasks in life to quieten those toys as quickly and as thoroughly as possible! She is an inquisitive soul and always wants to be around whatever is happening in the house, especially if that something happening is in the kitchen. One of her other main tasks in life is to keep a very clean kitchen floor, i.e. whatever falls off the side is hers! She loves sofa cuddles with any member of the family and she loves being with her person. She’s not really a dog for taking to cafés or pubs. She prefers being in her safe home environment or on a walk. She has become more friendly towards people though and actively trots up to them when out on a walk hoping for a head scratch or tummy tickle. She likes half an hour to an hour walk and she is OK being driven to places, but is anxious chatting in car. If in a new area off the lead, sometimes she is super adventurous and other times she will just follow your footsteps. She isn’t excited by a collar, in fact she flinches and lowers her head when you put one on. I think it maybe had bad associations in the past as she seems to really enjoy her walks and just trots along by your side, provided you have a good walking pace as she is not slow! She loves being off the lead, it seems more psychological than anything as she never goes far from you. She puts a smile on my face everyday and really is one special lady who truly lives up to her name, Missy.”
If you would like to offer Missy 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
Missy 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.