Missie and Cleo – Scrumptious Maltesers! (Oldies Club, fostered West Berks.)

If you are thinking about adopting a pair of oldies, you may want to read our article Are Two Oldies better than One?


Irresistibly cute, Missie and Cleo are a pair of Maltese Terriers; Missie is 11 years young and Cleo is 16 years young and they are currently enjoying life in an Oldies Club foster home in North Hampshire/West Berkshire borders. Sadly, their owner had to move into a care home and they need a forever home together please.


At home: It took around two weeks before Missie and Cleo were completely settled and little accidents stopped. They are fine to be left for 2 – 3 hours before there might be little accidents. They would not be happy with owners who worked full-time as they have always been used to company and someone around most of the time.


Good with dogs: Missie and Cleo tend to bark at dogs outside but not in an aggressive way. They are living quite happily with another dog in their foster home.

Possibly okay with cats: Missie and Cleo seem to be fine with cats outside, but they are not currently living with them in foster care.

Children in the home: They are both fine with children over 7 years old.

Out and about: Missie enjoys walks of around 20 minute. Cleo gets tired sometimes and enjoys a lift in a dog pouch! They are both good in the car and enjoy outings.

Favourite pastimes: Missie and Cleo are at their happiest with lots of fuss, sleeping on the sofa next to “foster Mum or Dad” and, of course, food.

Missie and Cleo’s dislikes: Neither of them seems to show any signs of being frightened of anything, but little Cleo can get agitated if she loses sight of Missie.

Their ideal home: Missie and Cleo would be well suited to a quiet home with someone around for most of the time.

Health notes: Missie and Cleo are spayed, vaccinated and worm/flea treated. Cleo has no teeth. Missie has a history of conjunctivitis. She had a distended stomach in early 2021 and scans found masses on her liver and spleen, but they don’t seem to be causing any issues at the moment. They must have water in their food (3 times a day) as they don’t seem to drink water on its own.

More from their foster carers: Missie and Cleo are mischievous, like to sleep and enjoy treats and being fussed. They are lots of fun and need daily grooming.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

If you would like to give Missie and Cleo their forever 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

Missie and Cleo 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.

Oldies Club Dog

Adopt an Oldie All listings at www.oldies.org.uk 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.