1/11/20 – Sweet speckled Millie is now busy settling in to her new home!
Speckled Millie is a 13-year old Collie x Spaniel x leggy dog. She’s a pretty girl who is quite tall as she has long legs. Millie came into the Oldies Club rescue after her owner sadly died. She is in a foster home in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, waiting for someone to offer her a forever home.
Millie’s ideal home: Lovely Millie would benefit from a quiet, calm environment. She’d like to be your only pet but would be happy to have nice children visit her home as that is what she was used to previously. Millie will especially enjoy walks in quieter areas where she won’t be confronted by lots of other dogs.
A good girl in foster: Millie settled immediately at her foster home and is proving to be a sweet and well-behaved girl who is friendly and loving.
Can be left: Millie is fine to be left on her own for a few hours. She would cope well with being left for part-time working hours.
Anxious around dogs: We were told that Millie had a bad experience with a dog in the past and this has left her feeling anxious around other dogs. She is generally fine if dogs don’t invade her personal space, but she will bark at them if they get too close or she feels worried about them. Millie needs to be an only dog in her new home so that she can relax and be happy.
Not suitable with cats: Millie will bark at and chase cats, so cannot live with a cat.
Good with visiting children: Millie has never lived with children but she is very friendly towards children when out on a walk. She would be happy to have nice children visit her home, and she might be able to live with kind older children who will respect her age.
Enjoys walks: Millie loves walks and she will pull a little on her lead at the beginning of the walk. She has good recall and once she has bonded with you she will be fine to go off lead. She is currently enjoying two 30-minute walks each day.
Getting used to the car: Millie has not had a lot of experience of being in a car and can be a little anxious, probably because she is unsure of where she is going. The only time she has been in her foster carer’s car was to go to the vet: she was anxious on the way there but was absolutely fine on the way home. Bless her!
Millie’s favourite pastimes: Millie loves going for walks and running around the field. She also enjoys playing with her ball in the garden.
Millie’s dislikes: Millie barks at flies and she is afraid of thunder.
Health notes: Millie is microchipped, neutered, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. She has been vet-checked and was pronounced a very healthy dog for her age. She isn’t on any medication.
More from Millie’s foster carers: “Friendly, gentle, obedient and playful. Millie is a very sweet-natured girl who just needs to find a loving forever home.”
If you would like to offer Millie 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
Millie can be rehomed within a 2-hour drive of her foster home, subject to a satisfactory home visit. Note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to collect 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.