21/7/20 – Little Jessie has proved very popular and we can’t accept any more applications for her. Please consider another oldie.
Jessie is a gorgeous 16-year-old Jack Russell Cross who came into rescue when her owner went into a nursing home. Jessie is in an Oldies Club foster home in Cardiff.
Overview: Little Jessie is used to being the companion of an older person and this is the type of home that would suit her. She loves to be by your side and will be a loyal little friend.
Settling in: Jessie took about a month to settle in foster care and there was quite a lot of crying and howling to begin with; she must have been missing her beloved owner terribly. The crying and howling has completely stopped now, but Jessie is still quite clingy. She is being given half a YuCalm tablet supplement once a day to help support her.
Can be left, if done gradually: Jessie can now be left up to 4 hours, but at the beginning in her new home it will need to be less than this, until she has been allowed time to settle in. Jessie might cope with living with a part-time worker, but she would be happiest with someone who is mainly at home.
OK with respectful dogs: Jessie gets on fine with dogs she meets, but she will tell them off if they are in her face. She could maybe live with a quiet dog who will leave her be.
Not used to cats: We were told that Jessie hasn’t lived with cats and she hasn’t met any cats in foster, so we will be rehoming her to a cat-free home.
Fine with visiting children: Jessie was very good when she met her foster carer’s nephews, but with being an older lady she would prefer a quiet life. Visiting children rather than resident ones would therefore be preferable, but she may be OK to live with older, calm and respectful children.
Loves walks: Jessie is very active for her age, loves walks, and gets very excited when she sees her lead. She needs at least two walks per day of about 30 minutes each walk. She could manage a walk of up to an hour though. She won’t toilet on hard surfaces so her new home must have a garden with a grassed area.
Travels well: Jessie is good in the car. She travels in a crate and generally falls asleep.
Jessie’s favourite pastimes: Sleeping, sunbathing, having belly rubs, and taking her biscuits from the kitchen and eating them on the rug. She loves eating – when she smells food she does a meerkat impression.
Health notes: Jessie is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. She has just had a mammary lump removed, which proved to be benign, and she will be wormed and flea-treated once her stitches have been removed. Her heart sounds fine. She is slightly deaf and has cloudy eyes.
Jessie’s ideal home: A home with someone who is around most of the day and will allow her to sleep on the bed at night. You will need to be happy to be followed around the house as Jessie is a loyal little flower who wants to be with you.
More from Jessie’s foster carer: “Jessie is a loyal, active and cute companion. She is so gorgeous that I’m sure she will be snapped up right away!”
If you would like to offer Jessie 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
Jessie 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.