Ball-hoarding Coco (Oldies Club, fostered East Sussex)

 

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Coco is an 11-year-old Labrador x Collie girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue through no fault of her own. She is a very loving and substantial lady (33 kg but she’s slimming). She’s currently in a foster home in Seaford, East Sussex.

Coco’s ideal home: Coco would love a home with an active life-style in a peaceful home where she will have company for most of the day.

Good girl in foster: Coco settled at her foster home straight away. Knowing she had kind people to look after her was all the reassurance she needed to relax.

Likes to have company: Coco can be left for up to 4 hours. She really needs to have you nearby to be happy but will cope OK once she’d settled in and confident you’re coming home again.

OK with some dogs: Coco is OK with most dogs she meets but she has no truck with collies and isn’t afraid of making her feelings felt. She will give warnings to other dogs if they’re too forward for her but collies can go… very far away, says Coco. She’d probably prefer to stay as an only dog at home.

Needs a cat-free home: Coco has strong feelings about the existence of cats.

Fine with children: Coco seems good with children of any age. Resident children would need to be older and understand that although she loves to play, she needs her rest too.

Loves walkies: Coco loves her walks and is excellent off-lead in the countryside. Woodland walks are her favourite. She’s used to two walks a day of 2 or more miles. She will snuffle about 10 minutes, getting her bearings, and then she walks nicely to heel. She will run after rabbits or squirrels if she sees them. She’s very good when you have to put the lead on, but she does tend to pull and she is a strong girl. Coco is a fit oldie who needs plenty of exercise.

Good in the car: Coco is very good in the car, expecting to be taken somewhere lovely for a walk. She loves being able to see out while she is travelling. If you open the car door for some other reason and she gets in, she will not get out again and will look at you as though you’re malfunctioning. She knows her rights and car means adventure!

Coco’s favourite pastimes: Walking and playing, either tug-o-war with her rope or chasing after the ball, keeping it and expecting you to throw another ball for her to add to her collection.

Coco’s dislikes: Loud noises and sudden movements, especially sudden foot movements… and collies. She also takes exception to motorbikes and will try to chase them away given the chance.

Health notes: Coco is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and wormed and flea treated. She is starting to have hip issues and so is having supplements to help with this.

More from Coco’s foster carer: “Coco is a big, strong girl who is a very affectionate dog but also can be very stubborn. She loves to have lots of attention. She seems to have infinite energy, but if she doesn’t want to do something she won’t do it. She loves and needs to be with people. If you go out she will want to go with you.”

Coco has slimmed down a little since this photo was taken but still has some way to go.

“She loves chasing a ball but when she gets it she won’t give it back so I need to have plenty. Even when she’s got 3 in her mouth she actually tries to get four in, which is rather funny because as she opens her mouth to pick another up, she drops the ones she already has!

“I can’t emphasise enough how playful she is for her age. She never seems to have had enough. If only I had her energy! She sleeps well at night. She has her bed on the floor at the foot of our bed and will start off on that. Then, as soon as I am in bed, she moves to my side of the bed. Seems like she just needs to know when I move. Someone is missing out on a really lovely dog!”

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If you would like to offer Coco 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:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Coco can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to her foster home the better though, subject to a satisfactory home visit. Note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to collect her.

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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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