7/5/21 – Adorable Shenzie has gone off to her new home!
Shenzie is a beautiful 12-year-old Labrador x Akita lady who came into the Oldies Club rescue because there was a toddler in her home and a baby on the way. Shenzie is in an Oldies Club foster home in Beachamwell, Norfolk. She can be rehomed within a 2-hour drive of her foster home.
Overview: Shenzie is something of a dream and will make a lovely companion to her new owner(s). Shenzie would like a home with someone around most of the time, but can happily be left for a couple of hours as needed. She’s good with dogs and older children.
Good girl in the home: Shenzie settled at her foster home immediately and is a lovely dog.
Can be left for a few hours: Shenzie is fine about being left for up to 3 hours and she remains calm and quiet. She is of course delighted when you get home though and would prefer a home with someone at home a lot of the time. She wouldn’t be happy living with people who go out to work.
Good with other dogs: Shenzie likes playing with other dogs and is friendly and calm. She has happily spent a few hours in a house with another dog. We feel that she could potentially live with a compatible canine companion.
Unknown with cats: We don’t know whether Shenzie could live with cats but she has not reacted when seeing cats when out walking.
Fine with older children: Shenzie is friendly with adults and children alike, though she has not been around children under 5 since coming into foster. Shenzie has no guarding issues with food or toys. Shenzie should be fine to live with kind and considerate teenagers.
Loves walks: Shenzie pulls a little with excitement at the start of a walk but responds well to being corrected, and then walks well on a slack, short lead. Off lead she walks well, staying close by and has very good recall. Shenzie will walk happily for up to 3 miles or an hour at a time, at least twice a day. She would probably walk further and for longer but her hips might suffer for it afterwards so is best kept to her current walking regime as a maximum.
Very good in the car: Shenzie is always keen to get in the car and is a very good, calm and quiet passenger.
Shenzie’s favourite pastimes: Shenzie loves her food and her walks. She likes playing ball and also enjoys a chew or a raw beef bone. She is quiet and content in the house and enjoys going out into the garden. Once she has had her walk she sleeps quite a lot.
Shenzie’s ideal home: A quiet, rural setting with a garden and countryside walks would be Shenzie’s dream home. She would suit an older person or couple who are active and would enjoy walking her every day.
Health notes: Shenzie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea-treated. Shenzie was overweight when she arrived in foster and is currently on a diet with the aim of losing 5kg. Otherwise she is in good health with the exception of a little rheumatism in her hips, which losing weight will help alleviate. She has a small growth on her lower left eyelid which the vet says should be no problem unless it gets bigger. She is not on any medication.
More from Shenzie’s foster carer: “Shenzie is friendly, loyal, calm and obedient. She sleeps well at night on her own bed. She is a good ‘guard’ dog with excellent sight and hearing. She is also very gentle, especially when taking food and treats from people’s fingers.”
If you would like to offer Shenzie 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
Shenzie 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.