Georgie is a lovely 14 year old Yorkshire Terrier who came into Oldies Club care in June 2020 due to his owners having to start working away and there was no-one to look after him.
When Georgie first arrived he was rather matted and piddling everywhere. Despite this he was a rather spritely older chap who got on instantly well with the resident animals in his foster home, although his new doggie pal wasnt initially so sure of him. After a trip to the groomers and a shorter new doo too. Georgie was looking superb. He even received a moisturising treatment.
The first noticeable thing about Georgie apart from his thinning coat was his cough. He was instantly put on a harness for walks as a collapsed trachea was suspected which is very common in Yorkies. On his vet visit this ailment was initially confirmed. Thankfully Georgie isn’t overly active but we were informed that we must be careful he doesn’t get too excited or too hot. The vets also suspected a hormone imbalance was the cause of this thinning hair & bad skin but the tests for these came back negative.
Georgie ended up having an x-ray which revealed his wind pipe was actually okay but his heart was enlarged where it joins the windpipe, pushing on it – hence the cough. This meant that Georgie didn’t have a damaged trachea but sadly was in heart failure. He was given diuretics to help his heart but these made his weeing issue worse and he needed to go out more often.
Due to his health concerns and unknown time left, Oldies Club made the decision to place Georgie in our sponsor dog scheme, which means he will remain at his lovely foster home on a permanent basis, with the charity paying his vet bills for the rest of his life.
Georgie is a very good boy and very happy with lots of wagging tails. He enjoys walkies and meeting other dogs. He also likes children and follows them around as he adores their affection.
Georgie has a few quirks. He can sometimes struggle to settle down to sleep but over times his fosterers have noticed him napping more as he relaxes. He can be a very earlier rise and sometimes seems to awake with tons of energy and run around the house in the early hours. When sleeping on the fosterers bed he seems to sleep better.
Georgie can be very timid to any fast movements and loud noises.
Georgie is obsessed with the kitchen and thinks anyone going in there is getting him dinner. He is an expert level begger and wags his tails and cries on cue.
In August Georgie turned 14 and his foster family threw him a little party. Georgie loved all the attention but was a little disappointed that he couldnt have all the cakes to himself.
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 Georgie, or one of the other special oldies we are caring for in our sponsor dog scheme.