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2/6/20 – Little Lilly has gone off to her new home!
Tiny, shiny Lilly is a 7-year-old Jack Russell (possibly crossed with a Chihuahua) 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.
Lilly’s ideal home: One where she’ll have company most of the time. She’s very people focussed and loves snuggling up to you whenever possible. She does love her walks but being with her humans is the most important thing for her. That’s when she can relax into being the playful, cuddlesome girl she truly is. Lilly is extremely bright. She needs experienced owners, a settled life and a good supply of toys!
Settled in gradually: Lilly took a couple of weeks to get used to her foster home and has slowly become more and more confident over about 3 months. Her new routine with plenty of exercise as well as calm, consistent handling and lots of affection, make for a very happy Lilly.
Could live with another steady dog: Lilly has had a doggy companion before. There was one instance of a very heated argument, so compatibility and careful introductions are critical. She loves to play with other dogs she meets. At first, she did find large dogs a bit of a worry but as her sense of security has increased, so has her wish to play!
Confident cats are a cautious maybe: Like most JRTs, Lilly will chase a cat (or anything!) if it runs from her. Cats she meets outdoors soon become a dot on the horizon. However, she regularly visits a home with 2 cats who don’t bat an eyelid at her and she just ignores them. We were told that the previous cats she lived with found her annoying but in those days, Lilly didn’t get much exercise. This could be a factor in how peaceable she is with non-running cats these days.
OK with older, dog-savvy children: Lilly could possible live with children from age 12 as long as they respect her need for calmness and to not be loomed over or scooped up just because she’s small and cute. Younger children are a bit too alarming for her. She shouldn’t ever be in a position where she doesn’t feel safe with boisterous ones. She does love fuss and fun though, when she’s with those she trusts.
Loves her walks: Lilly has endless energy for walks. Two half hour walks a day will suffice but she will happily keep going as much as you’d like! In foster, she’s done 10 mile walks and 6 mile runs with ease. Pretty amazing with her dinky little legs! She’s well behaved off-lead and on. She does the typical intrepid terrier snuffling in the undergrowth and chasing any hapless squirrels she spots. Such fun!
Good on journeys: Lilly has recently got the hang of travelling in the car. Just like at home though, she doesn’t like to be left and will helpfully bark so you can find your way back to her.
Lilly’s favourite pastimes: She loves people, walks and cuddles. Lilly is very affectionate and greets people enthusiastically. She has many toys to wrangle and she loves it when other dogs take up her offer to play. She also loves treats and snuggling up beside you or under blankets.
Lilly’s dislikes: Sudden noises, sudden children, anything a very bright girl might worry about, like her people all going out without her. What if they didn’t come back?!
More on Lilly’s ideal home: Along with the sense of safety that she needs, and the walkies and the toys, Lilly really enjoys learning new things. She’s a quick learner, which treats help to reinforce and she loves the interaction! Obviously, she needs a secure and preferably interesting garden to explore. Snuggle time is a must too.
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.
Lilly in four words: Affectionate, lively, loyal, sweet-natured.
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.
This replaces Lilly’s original page dated 24 January 2020.