Precious Pip is a Poodle x Yorkshire Terrier boy who is thought to be around 17 or 18 years of age, bless him! He came into the Oldies Club rescue because his owner was in sheltered housing and unable to care for him. Pip is in an Oldies Club foster home in Southport, Merseyside, waiting for someone to offer him a caring permanent home.
A calm boy in foster: Pip is a lovely little dog and he settled in easily with the dogs at his foster home.
Enjoys company: Pip enjoys having company and likes to know where you are but he has been fine when left with the other dogs at his foster home. He probably wouldn’t be happy in a working home.
Good with relaxed dogs: Pip is living with other dogs and is fine with them, but he is very food oriented and will push his way to the front if humans are having a biscuit, so he isn’t suitable to live with a dog that would react to this. He would be best fed separately from other dogs, especially as Pip is so delicate and thin. He currently only weighs 3.5kg.
Should be OK with cats: Pip is unknown with cats but his foster carer thinks he would be fine with them as he doesn’t see too well. He is happy with parrots, hens, geese and ponies but has to be watched because he doesn’t always know they are there and could be pecked or trodden on by accident.
Older, gentle visiting children: Pip is such a fragile little chap that he isn’t suitable to be around young children. Older, very gentle visiting children should be fine though.
Enjoys short on-lead walks: Pip is perfect on the lead. He can’t be let off as he tries desperately to come to your call but can’t seem to determine the direction of the sound and so wanders off in the wrong direction looking for you. He is great in the garden as he knows where everything is and can find you. He only needs short walks and quality time out in the garden.
Good in the car: Yes he is.
Pip’s favourite pastimes: Mainly food! Going in the garden; keeping you company and knowing where you are. He will sleep anywhere.
Pip’s ideal home: A quiet home where he will have plenty of company and nice enclosed garden to enjoy.
Health notes: Pip is vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He cannot be neutered due to his age, on the vet’s advice. He shows no interest in female dogs but we wouldn’t be able to rehome him to live with an unneutered female. He has had a dental and had to have all teeth except one removed, but he still really enjoys his food (soft). Pip is virtually blind but his hearing is very good and he is otherwise fine, although very thin. His foster carer has been working on getting some weight on him, but he then had a stomach upset which set back progress and he is trying to slowly build it up again.
More from Pip’s foster carer: Pip is sweet, funny, brave and adorable. He is a little gent!
If you would like to offer Pip 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
Pip 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 him.
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.