Lilly is a gorgeous, tiny 7-year-old Jack Russell girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owner was moving to accommodation where dogs are not allowed. Lilly is in a foster home in Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Overview of Lilly: Lilly is a sensitive little thing who needs a home with people around most of the time. She is an energetic girl who loves a good run so would make an ideal companion for an active homeworker who would take her for a long walk or run before getting started on work.
Settled gradually and needs company: Lilly took a couple of weeks to settle at her foster home. She barks when left alone but she is very clever and learns quickly so might improve given consistent training and patience. She isn’t suitable for a home with people who go out to work though.
Best as an only dog: Lilly is very playful with most dogs she meets when out, but she can be nervous of large dogs and when in enclosed situations. She would be best as the only dog in her new home, at least until she has fully settled, and then she may be OK to live with a small, calm friend.
Best in a cat-free home: Lilly chases cats when outside. She has lived with cats previously but we were told that she wouldn’t leave them in peace so we would prefer to rehome her to a cat-free home.
Adult home preferable: Lilly gets anxious when children are active or noisy. So that she is happy and able to relax she needs an adult-only home, or one with calm, sensible teenagers.
Loves good walks: Lilly loves countryside walks and is excellent on and off lead. She enjoys chasing squirrels and birds, and sniffing about in the undergrowth. She needs at least an hour’s walk a day and despite her small stature is happy with more. She has been on 10-mile walks and 6-mile runs and loved them!
Getting used to the car: Lilly was very anxious in the car to start with but is now fine when travelling.
Lilly’s favourite pastimes: She loves people, walks and cuddles. Lilly is very affectionate and will greet people very enthusiastically. She has a multitude of toys that she likes to play with and she loves playing with other small dogs. She also loves treats and snuggling up under blankets.
Lilly’s dislikes: She can be nervous of sudden noises, large dogs and children. She is likely to be anxious for a few days in her new home.
Lilly’s ideal home: Lilly needs an experienced ‘doggy’ home, ideally with more than one person in the household. She forms very strong bonds with people and needs firm handling and ongoing training to help her be more confident on her own. An active retired/non-working couple or family with older teenagers where someone is at home most of the day would suit her very well.
Health notes: Lilly is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. Lilly is very healthy; she occasionally has problems with her eyes that are easily treated with an eyewash such as Optrex.
More from Lilly’s foster carer: Lilly is affectionate, loyal, sweet-natured and lively. Despite being a little insecure, Lilly is a lovely, intelligent dog who responds well to training. She needs experienced, calm owners committed to helping her blossom into the dog she deserves to be.
If you would like to offer Lilly 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
Lilly 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.