Adorable Archie BF! (Oldies Club, fostered Surrey)

30/10/2021: No more applications please! Adorable Archie has lots of lovely offers to choose from!
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Adorable Archie is a 15 year old Bishon Frise/Shih Tzu who would like to be your best friend. He came into the care of the Oldies Club when his owner moved and could not take him. Archie is well settled in his foster home in Guildford, Surrey, while waiting for that lovely, forever home.

At home: Archie was comfortable in his new foster home straight away and it took about a week to adjust fully to the general routine. He is happy to be left alone for a few hours and would be fine in a home with full-time workers if he had a walk or garden break at lunchtime.

Friendly with Dogs: Archie does not seem at all intimidated by energetic or bigger dogs and is very friendly with all of them.

Reacts to Cats: Archie tends to bark at cats so a home without them would be best.

Good with Children: Archie would be fine with all children. He acts perfectly with them and is very calm and never aggressive.

Enjoys Walks: Archie is very good whilst on the lead and follows your pace. His hearing is not great so he doesn’t always hear his name being called, but he tends to come back of his own accord. He goes out in the morning, afternoon and before bed-time normally for about 15-20 minutes each.

Good in the Car: Yes he is!

Archie’s Favourite Pastimes: As he’s an older boy he tends to sleep a lot, but when he’s not, he loves attention and fuss. He quite likes having the television on in the background. He’s not hugely interested in toys but will happily walk off with empty food containers from the recycling and lick them clean for you!

Archie’s Dislikes: He has no particular dislikes and the only time his carers have seen him scared is when they had to clean his wound. He doesn’t get aggressive but just tries to hide. He has now been around fireworks and isn’t scared of them, likely because of his weak hearing.

Archie’s Perfect Home: He’s very easy going and adaptable so any sized home, small or large, would be fine. He likes his attention so, ideally, a home where someone is around quite regularly. He loves children and other dogs, but they’re not a necessity and no cats would be best.

Health notes: Archie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and flea/worm treated, with the next worming pill due in April 2022. His teeth are not in good condition, but all that can be done about this is brushing them from time to time and eating only soft/wet food. His hearing and sight are not good but these need no treatment.

More from Archie’s foster carers: ” Archie is friendly, gentle, cheeky and clumsy! He is extremely loveable and an ideal family dog. If it weren’t for our circumstances, we’d adopt him ourselves! He does now and again bark at night time, but we suspect that’s due to his routine adjusting from what he’s previously been used to. We put him in his bed in the kitchen at night after his walk and that helps him to settle through the night. He has some bare/crusty patches on the back of his thighs where he’d previously been chewing them due to an insect reaction. This has been treated now and the hair should grow back soon. His ears irritate him sometimes due to wax build up, we’ve been using a dog friendly saline solution which helps clear them out.”
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If you would like to offer adorable Archie his 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

He can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland 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.

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