6/4/21 – At last – Gorgeous Obi has now gone off to his new home!
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Obi is a very handsome, medium-large 10-year-old Crossbreed boy who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. He came into rescue following a change in his family meaning that he was having to be left all day. Obi is a wonderful boy with a gentle nature to match his fabulously good looks. We think it’s difficult to tell Obi’s size from the photos, so his foster carers have let us know that he is 24 inches to the shoulder and he weighs 28kg.
Overview of Obi: Obi was rescued from Greece as a young dog and Oberon is his Sunday name. He has been described as a dream by his foster carers and he slotted into their home with no problems at all. Calm and cuddly, Obi is clean indoors, and he sleeps downstairs without a whimper. This fabulous lad should be able to slot into most homes. Just a calm, happy home is what his foster carers are hoping that he finds.
Can be left: Obi is fine about being left on his own for a few hours and would be perfectly happy living with part-time workers.
Likes calm dogs: Gentle Obi is very good with dogs when out on a walk. He hasn’t lived with another dog permanently, but other dogs did used to stay at his former home regularly and he was good with them. He just doesn’t like dogs that are too boisterous if they get near his back end; this is because he was run over as a puppy and had to have an operation on his pelvis and so has some stiffness in his hips.
Might be OK with cats: Obi hasn’t lived with cats but takes no notice of them on walks. His previous owner told us that he was fine with a relative’s cats when Obi visited the cats’ home.
Could live with kind teenagers: Obi lived with children in his former home and was good with them, but due to him having a sensitive back end, we would only rehome him to live with kind, teenage children who would understand to be gentle with him. He was OK when his foster carers’ grandchildren visited for a short time.
Loves walks: Obi loves walks and is very good on the lead and also has good recall. He currently has a 20 minute walk in the morning and then is happy to play in the garden later in the day; or he would be happy to go for two 15-20 minute walks per day.
Good in the car: Yes he is! He tries to get in the car by himself but he does need to be helped.
Obi’s favourite pastimes: He loves walks and then chilling out on his bed.
Obi’s dislikes: Fireworks, but he is calm so long as he is in the same room as you, so is easily manageable.
Health notes: Obi is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. At his vet check Obi was a very good boy and he let the vet check him over with no problems at all. His heart is good and he is in good condition for his age. Obi is having Metacam anti-inflammatory for his hips. He walks well considering his history of having his pelvis smashed as a puppy and undergoing surgery to insert a plate.
More from Obi’s foster carers: “Obi is affectionate, calm, trusting and obedient. This adorable boy is very loving and enjoys being close to you. He is an absolute delight to be with and you could not wish for a better behaved dog.”
If you would like to offer Obi 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
Obi can be rehomed within a 2-hour drive of his foster home, subject to a satisfactory home visit. Note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to collect 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.