26/9/19 – Lovely Chips has now gone to her new home!
Chips is a beautiful 9-year-old mixed breed girl (she weighs just under 14kg and stands 17” high at her shoulder) who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owner was relocating to Spain and didn’t feel it was fair to take Chips, as Chips originally came from Sri Lanka a few years ago. Chips is in an Oldies Club foster home in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
A good girl in foster care: Chips is a really lovely girl who settled in at her foster home practically straight away.
Should be OK to be left for a while: Chips hasn’t been left alone whilst in foster care but as she enjoys settling in her bed it shouldn’t be a problem to leave her for a few hours. Chips could possibly live with part-time workers. Although she likes to sleep a lot she does enjoy your company.
Needs to be your only dog: Although she is living with another calm dog, Chips likes her own space and will growl if the other dog gets too close to her. She ignores other dogs when out and about.
Lived with cats previously: We understand that Chips has previously lived with a cat but she hasn’t met a cat in foster care.
OK with older children: Chips is fine with calm, gentle, older children.
Very well-behaved on walks: Chips walks beautifully on the lead and you don’t know she’s there. She stays close off lead and responds well to her name. She can be a little stiff so shortish walks at a gentle pace suit Chips best. Currently she does about 15 minutes each walk, morning and evening, and likes to spend time in the garden during the rest of the day. She just likes to settle down and watch you pottering around.
Very good in the car: Chips LOVES the car. She is always eager to get in and she settles quietly in her bed until you reach your destination.
Chips’ favourite pastimes: Being loved by her human, sleeping, sunbathing, having a brush.
Chips’ dislikes: She isn’t keen on busy places and will walk away from the vacuum. She is reluctant to go for a walk when it’s cold, wet or windy.
Chips’ ideal home: Her perfect home would be calm, quiet, warm and with as much love and company as possible.
Health notes: Chips is neutered and has been vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Chips has some arthritis in her spine and can be a little stiff on rising and if her walks are longer than usual. She is currently on Rimadyl pain relief and this may need to be ongoing.
More from Chips’ foster carer: “Chips is sweet, gentle, calm, easy. Chips is very affectionate and enjoys any attention that you give her. Chips slept in her own bed in the bedroom of her previous home so that is where she sleeps with us too, however I do think she would settle nearby. She has been clean in the house and well behaved at the vets. We have eaten out on a couple of occasions and Chips has settled quietly at the side of our table. She alerts you to the doorbell but soon settles. Chips is a lovely, gentle soul and we feel lucky to have been able to foster her, she will make a wonderful companion for someone.”
If you would like to offer Chips 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
Chips 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.