11/6/19 – Sam has gone to his new home today!
Sam is an absolutely gorgeous 9-year-old Lurcher who came into the Oldies Club rescue when a change of circumstances in his home meant that he was being left on his own all day. Sam is in a foster home in Norwich, Norfolk, waiting for someone to offer him a permanent home.
Doing well in foster but needs company: Sam settled at his foster home immediately, but he doesn’t like being left on his own and will howl when left. However, until recently, Sam used to live with another dog and so it is possible that he might gradually get used to being left for a short time if he had a relaxed dog for company. Even so, we are looking for a home for Sam where he will hardly ever need to be left on his own.
Very good with dogs: Sam is very good when mixing with other dogs and he would probably enjoy living with a calm, relaxed mature dog for company.
Not lived with cats recently: We were told that Sam lived with a cat a long time ago, but not recently. He would be best in a home without cats to be on the safe side.
Good with children: Sam seems good with children and he is such a gentle, sweet-natured dog that he should be fine to live with kind children who are old enough to know to respect an older dog’s needs.
A good walking companion: Sam enjoys his walks and is very good on and off lead. He has good recall unless he is very interested in something, but even then a rattle of the treats packet brings him back immediately. He is having two walks per day of about 45-minutes. He would probably be fine with a little less.
Good in the car: Yes he is.
Sam’s favourite pastimes: Being cuddled and stroked, having his tummy rubbed, and playing fetch with his ball. He loves his walks and gets very excited when he sees his lead.
Sam’s ideal home: A home where there is someone present all of the time as Sam really doesn’t like being left. Anyone wanting a loyal companion would be a perfect match, perhaps a retired couple or small family with older children. A home with a calm doggy friend might help him.
Health notes: Sam is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. He is in excellent health now that he is being fed on James Wellbeloved Senior food – his skin was flaky and he was full of gas when on other dry senior dog food so he needs to be kept on the James Wellbeloved.
Sam’s foster carer tells us: “Sam is gentle, loving, calm, friendly, happy and handsome. He is the sweetest-natured dog you could ever wish for. He will follow you from room to room as he just wants to keep you in his sights. This may be a bit of separation anxiety which could subside when he’s fully settled in. Sam is the loveliest dog I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and everyone he meets adores him.”
If you would like to offer Sam 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
Sam 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.