17/01/2021 – Lenny has been adopted! Hooray!
Ta da! This spectacularly lovely boy is Lenny! He’s believed to be a 10 year old GSD X Rottie boy in the care of Rescue Remedies at their boarding kennels in Gatwick, West Sussex.
He’s very well loved by the volunteer walkers there. One said, “No chance of taking Lenny for a brisk walk….he’s too laid back for that! Such a lovely dog to be around. Very attentive and tuned in to whoever he walks with. Not bad with other dogs, sometimes barks sometimes not. When he does bark it’s all bluster and forgotten quickly. Ended up in the paddock and in his favourite position….by your side. Beautiful boy!”
Another said, “It’s been a while since we’ve got to walk the lovely Lenny but he greeted me like a long lost friend. Lenny is a lovely older boy who walks well on lead and likes his walks at a slower pace so he can thoroughly enjoy all the smells along the way. As an older boy he also doesn’t demand the longest walk and 30-40 mins is sufficient for our Lenny.
“Once we were back at base we couldn’t resist taking Lenny in the paddock for some cuddle time. Lenny had a little good hearted chase of the ball but really all he wanted was to cuddle in close and have a good old fuss and show us what a gentle loving soul he is. I really hope Lenny’s forever humans find him soon as kennels is no place for a lovely old gent like him.”
Another said, “Lenny walks at a gentle pace and he looks up expectantly every now and then for a treat. Today some horses needed to pass us but it was no trouble for Lenny, as he happily sat to the side of the path for a treat as they trotted by. Once again we went to the paddock but he only wanted to lean into me and have a cuddle and stroke.”
Another volunteer took him around town and back home for a while. She said, “Lenny seemed much more keen to walk than I’ve experienced recently, perhaps because it was new and not muddy.
“Back at home he had a little explore around and then settled on the rug. Lenny charmed all members of the family and loved all the strokes and cuddles he received. He seems used to home life and was calm and gentle.
“He is a bit food obsessed. He’s great if you are on a diet as every time he hears the rustle of the biscuit packet he is sitting in front of you with pleading eyes – and being an older dog I felt bad encouraging him to get up each time I wanted a biscuit!”
Lenny has a touch of arthritis in his back legs which is why he prefers short walks. He can still be strong on the lead though, especially if he thinks you need protecting from a male dog who’s getting too close. Not an issue for an experienced owner but something to be aware of.
If you think Lenny might be the solid, steady companion you’ve been looking for please read through his forum thread here.
Please say you saw Lenny on the Oldies Club website.