Confident companion – Coco! (Oldies Club, fostered East Sussex)

Coco is an 11-year-old Labrador x Collie girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue as she was no longer wanted. She is a beautiful big, strong girl (33 kg). Coco is in a foster home in Seaford, East Sussex. She can be rehomed within a 2-hour drive of her foster home.

Coco’s ideal home: Coco would love a home with an active retired household where she will have company for most of the day. A home near a woodland area or rolling hills for her to explore would be just the ticket.

Good girl in foster: Coco settled at her foster home instantly. What a star she is.

Likes to have company: Coco can be left for up to 2 hours but she not happy about being alone for too long.

OK with some dogs: Coco is OK with most dogs but she definitely doesn’t like collies at all and isn’t afraid of making her feelings felt. She will give warnings to other dogs if they annoy her too much.

Needs a cat-free home: Coco really doesn’t do cats!

Fine with children: Coco seems good with children as far as her foster carers can tell, but the children would need to be aged over 8 years.

Loves a good walk: Coco loves her walks and is very good off the lead. She will sniff and do what dogs do for about 10 minutes and then she walks to heel. Show her the lead and she will stop for you to put the lead on, but she does tend to pull and she is a very strong dog. She will run after rabbits or squirrels if she sees them. Coco is a fit oldie who needs plenty of walking. She can easily manage a couple of 2-mile walks per day.

Good in the car: Coco is very good in the car, however if she jumps in and you didn’t mean her to get in she will not get out. And she will make you feel like it’s your fault that she is in there! She loves to be able to see out while she is travelling.

Coco’s favourite pastimes: Walking, and playing tug-o-war with her rope.

Coco’s dislikes: Loud noises and sudden movements, especially sudden foot movements.

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

More from Coco’s foster carer: “Coco is affectionate and energetic. She 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. She is currently being fed on raw food which she is very happy with and it has helped her to shed a little weight. She currently weighs 33kg.”

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:

Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Coco 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.

Oldies Club Dog

Adopt an Oldie All listings at are based on information supplied by the rescue or private owner of the animal. If you are interested in adopting this animal, you should contact the rescue or owner and confirm the details given here, and make sure that you are happy with their procedures and policies.