If you are thinking about adopting a pair of oldies, you may want to read our article Are Two Oldies better than One?
23/10/2021 – No more enquiries for Millie & Poppy please! We are busy picking their favourite home offer from the many received. Thank you!
Double cuties, Millie and Poppy, are 8 year old Bichon Frise girls who, sadly, were surrendered to another Rescue because their owner could no longer care for them. The Oldies Club were happy to offer them a cosy, caring foster home and help them find their forever home together. They are currently enjoying life in Gosport, Hampshire.
Good in the home: Millie and Poppy settled straight away, happy to be in a loving home again.
Can be left for a few hours: Millie and Poppy have been left for 2.5 hours but will whine, bark or howl when left and on return. They would not be happy in a home with full-time workers as they are used to someone being around most of the time.
Pets at home: They are currently living with a resident dog, but Poppy is quite dominant and has demonstrated this occasionally to the resident dog, so it would be best to go as a bonded pair with no other dogs. They show no interest in cats they have met out on walks.
Children: Millie and Poppy seem fine when approached by older children (aged 8+) and are happy to be fussed by them.
Out and about: They are walked on a lead currently. Their recall is not great but it could be worked on with a few persuasive treats. Millie and Poppy are currently having short walks with garden time, but have had 45 minute walks around the park. They have plenty of energy, so perhaps two 30-minute walks would suit them better.
Good in the car: Yes, they are! Millie and Poppy love the car and jump in eagerly. They are noisy getting in the car but settle immediately the car moves. The noise starts as soon as the car stops though!
Favourite pastimes: Millie: lots of snuggles and fuss, licking the shower screen and floor post-shower. Poppy: sitting on the back of the sofa, getting fusses, snoozing.
Dislikes: Millie and Poppy don’t seem to have any so far!
Their ideal home: It would be a home where someone is around most of the time. This is what they were used to in their previous home. They do have some separation anxiety but are not destructive, although may occasionally have a small ‘accident’.
Health notes: Millie and Poppy are vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea-treated. They have been vet-checked and have no health problems apart from dental tartar. They have a dental hygienist appointment booked.
More from their foster carer: “Millie and Poppy are sweet-natured, charming, a bit clingy and entertaining. They have been wonderful fosters. They settled right away, are obviously a very bonded pair and do everything as a team. Millie loves to be next to her human, Poppy is more confident and loves to play with a tennis ball and understands basic commands, such as ‘drop the ball’. They eat well and enjoy their food, but are not greedy; they also enjoy treats, such as dried sprats. They have let me handle them from the time they arrived and allowed me to brush out knots in their coat and to check their teeth. My groomer said they were absolute stars when they visited for a haircut and nail trim. They have had some accidents in the house over the weeks, but putting newspapers down by the door helps or deters them. They are not great at letting you know when they want to go out, but they are smart and could be trained more in this. They are very popular when they go out and take it all in their stride. They are very loveable and will be a fabulous addition to any home.”
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If you can’t resist this adorable duo, 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 and Poppy can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to their 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 them.
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.