Pearl is a lovely 9-year-old Bichon Frise who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owner was moving and Pearl wasn’t able to go along. She is in an Oldies Club foster home near Newbury, Berkshire.
Needs a home with company: Pearl settled at her foster home within a couple of weeks. She doesn’t like to be left for too long; she has been OK for up to about 90 minutes with the company of other dogs, but if left longer she shows signs of being anxious, for example spiriting away slippers, chewing up any paper left lying around and emptying wastepaper baskets.
Would like to live with other dogs: Pretty Pearl is used to living with other dogs and her foster carers feel that she would not be happy as an only dog. She gets on well with the other dogs in her foster home.
Not used to cats: Pearl hasn’t lived with cats before and we were told that she will chase them.
Fine with older children: Pearl is a lively girl and she likes children. She has lived with teenagers before so she should be fine to live with kind children aged 12+.
Enjoys regular on-lead walks: Pearl is energetic for her age and enjoys a couple of 20-minute walks each day. She tends to stay on her lead as if let off she will run off exploring and isn’t inclined to come back.
OK in the car: Pearl travels well.
Pearl’s favourite pastimes: Being in the garden; going out for walks; playing with her toys; sleeping.
Pearl’s dislikes: She hates fireworks. She doesn’t like to be caged.
Pearl’s ideal home: Pearl needs a home where she will have company most of the time and where she will also have a doggy companion or two so that she won’t fret if you need to leave her for short periods. She seems to prefer women to men. Her new home will need to have a nice garden for her to explore.
Health notes: Pearl has been neutered and is vaccinated, microchipped and has been worm and flea treated. She has a slight heart murmur but it is nothing to worry about at the moment. She is not on any treatment or medication. To keep her coat in tip-top condition she needs regular grooming including a bath every 3 weeks and a trip to the groomers for a trim at least every 8 weeks.
Pearl’s foster carer told us: Pearl is mischievous, loving, lively and a mountaineer of tables! She is very athletic and likes to climb on tables if she is given the means to do so.
If you would like to offer Pearl 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
Pearl 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.