Pretty Molly Patterdale! (Oldies Club, fostered West Sussex)

Molly is a pretty 16-year-old Patterdale Terrier, with adorable grey eyebrows, who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owners were moving to a flat and were unable to give Molly the quality of life she deserves. Molly is in an Oldies Club foster home in East Wittering, West Sussex, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.

Settled well in foster: It took Molly about 3 days to settle at her foster home. She was quiet at first but not visibly upset.

Can be left for a few hours: Molly is fine to be left on her own for a few hours. She might cope with being left for part-time working hours, but she wouldn’t be happy in a full-time working home.

Happiest as an only dog: Molly isn’t keen on meeting other dogs, but this just seems to be for self-protection as she is partially blind. There is a possibility that she could live with a very calm and quiet, compatible dog.

Can’t live with cats: Molly might be 16 but she still enjoys chasing cats.

Older children only: Molly would prefer a quiet home, but she should be fine around calm children aged over 10. She is easily surprised as she is deaf and partially sighted, bless her.

Enjoys on-lead walks: Molly is good on the lead and enjoys a couple of 30-minute walks per day. She isn’t let off the lead as she is deaf so has no recall.

Good in the car: Molly is excellent in the car and happy to travel in a crate/cage.

Molly’s favourite pastimes: Sunbathing, walks and sleeping.

Molly’s dislikes: The vacuum cleaner.

Molly’s ideal home: Molly would love to live with an older, active person who will take her for nice walks but who will also be at home a lot of the time.

Health notes: Molly is neutered and has been vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. At her vet check she was found to have a small fatty lump but no treatment is necessary. She has a supplement named Aktivait, for doggy dementia, which she will need to keep taking.

Molly’s foster carer told us: Molly is gentle, friendly, spritely and cute. She loves a good scratch, is good with the vet, wags her tail at everybody and is well-behaved and clean in the house. Molly is the easiest and most polite girl to have around, she is simply delightful.

If you would like to offer Molly 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

Molly 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.

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