URGENT: Max’s foster carers are going away at the beginning of July. We don’t want him to have to go into kennels so we need to find a permanent home for him ASAP.
Max is a cuddly Beagle x Staffy boy of 10 years who came into the Oldies Club rescue when his owner had to move into a care home. He’s having a lovely time in a foster home in Sandbach, Cheshire.
Max’s ideal home: A couple or family with older children where someone is at home most of the time. He loves walks, snoozing and snuggling with you on the sofa!
Settled nicely in foster: It took Max 3-4 days to settle into his foster home. All those new smells were overwhelming but kind humans and soft furnishings are always reassuring.
Needs someone nearby: Max will happily take himself off for a snooze if he knows you are in the house. However, if he’s in on his own he frets and starts to bark and howl. It’s not loud enough to disturb neighbours but he’s certainly not happy. He needs to have someone at home most of the time and any time left alone to built up gradually.
Overly keen with other dogs: When he sees another dog out and about, he may bark or whine in excitement. This can easily be taken the wrong way. He is quite like a puppy in that he doesn’t know how to greet quietly! When he gets to say hello he is fine afterwards and has been on relaxed walks with a number of different breeds. He might do best as the only dog in the home because he just wants to be close to you all the time.
Will chase cats: such fun… for him at least!
Good with older children: Max hasn’t met small children since being in foster but he has met some older ones and was fine with them. He can be strong on the lead so it’s thought he could live with dog savvy children from age 12.
Loves walks: Max is used to having 3 walks a day of 20-30 minutes each time. He loves running through long grass and sticking his nose in hedges! When he doesn’t know a place he gets excited and will pull on a lead. His foster carers have done some work on this and he is much better now. He is very Beagley and if he gets a scent he becomes totally focussed on it. He hasn’t been allowed off-lead because of the inevitable temporary, selective doggy deafness if being recalled when he’s on a trail!
Doesn’t love the car: Max will get in the car OK but he whimpers a bit in protest. He feels safer if someone is sitting next to him. He’s quite put out about riding in the back and no matter how much you explain that it’s safer for him, he thinks his rightful place is up front next to you.
Max’s favourite pastimes: He really enjoys playing ball games, tug-o-war with soft toys, walkies and fuss! He’s a very affectionate boy and would happily cuddle up to you for hours. He’s partial to snuggling in his own bed too.
Max’s dislikes: The hoover is Max’s natural nemesis. He’s sensitive to loud noises and if he hears another dog bark he will join in for good measure.
Health notes: Max is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and flea/worm treated. He has a few fatty lumps but these are not thought to be a concern.
Max’s foster carer says: “Max is a fantastic dog and everyone who meets him loves him. He is no bother during the day. He will either take himself off to snooze on the sofa or sit next to you while you work. He likes a routine in which he has a walk in the morning, at lunch time and after work. He is fabulous with visitors coming to the house and really friendly to everyone on walks. After a walk he will sleep until it is time to go out again. He does need a little bit of training with greeting other dogs and being alone but he really is a fantastic companion.”
If you would like to offer Max 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
Max can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to his 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 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.