Pebbles, Queen of Cute! (Oldies Club, fostered Oxfordshire)

 

2/11/2021: Pretty Pebbles has a lot of lovely homes to choose from, so no more applications please.

Pretty Pebbles is a 9-year-old Springer Spaniel lady who came into the Oldies Club rescue as a stray, probably having been used for breeding. She’s now in an Oldies Club foster home near Banbury, Oxfordshire but her foster family are going away soon and she needs to find a suitably lovely home ASAP.

A happy girl in foster: Pebbles settled easily into foster care and has quickly learned all the tricks from her foster sister. She loves having her own choice of beds, can climb stairs and taps the back door if she needs to go out. She especially likes to spend time in the garden exploring.

Loves company: Pebbles prefers to have someone at home most of the time. Her foster carers work from home which is lovely for her and she makes sure they have breaks, for garden time and walkies. Time left alone could be gradually built up and a plug-in pheromone releaser helps keep her calm but she’ll always be happiest with company.

Good with dogs: Pebbles is very friendly with other dogs and greets them nicely. She gets on well with her foster sister. She’d be happy living with another friendly dog or as an only dog, getting all the fuss!

Will chase cats: that’s what they’re for, isn’t it? Almost as much fun as chasing birds!

Older children maybe: Pebbles hasn’t met any children since being in foster but she is a very friendly and placid dog. It’s thought she’d get along with children old enough to understand they need to treat her with care. She does love attention!

Loves walks: Pebbles currently has 2 or 3 walks a day and lots of garden time. She likes to walk quickly, always keen to see what is around the next corner. She has an old injury in her back right leg which means she cannot go for very long walks but will happily spend 40 minutes or so walking. She sometimes hops when she has had too much. She walks very well on the lead and is usually patient waiting with her slow foster sister. She does not seem to have any traffic sense and she seems to be deaf so she cannot hear cars or other possible dangers. She definitely needs to be kept on the lead and it needs to be long enough for the Springer zig-zag and snuffle.

Good in the car: Pebbles travels very well in the car, excited at first but then sits quietly and loves to go on journeys and adventures. She assumes there might be a walk at the other end but she is equally happy going to the vet!

Pebbles’ favourite pastimes: Walks, being outside and looking for birds. She needs a good garden she can explore and plenty of interesting walks.

Pebbles’ dislikes: Being left alone. She has only been left for short periods while in foster and will need to be acclimatised to be left for longer.

Pebbles’ ideal home: Pebbles would suit many different homes as long as she has company. She is adaptable and oh so sweet! She lives happily with another dog and is not dominant. Equally, she would probably love all the attention of being an only dog. She needs a decent sized garden with things to explore, plenty of planting to walk through and snuffle under. She will want to take you out on lovely walks often as well.

Health notes: She has an old injury to her right back leg but this does not seem to trouble her unless she walks for too long. She also has some lumps and bumps, which have been sampled and found to be benign cysts. It’s still being decided whether or not to remove them and, of course, Oldies Club will be responsible if they are removed. Pebbles appears to be completely deaf so you need to be seen by her to get her attention.

She does have the odd puddling incident in the house, probably from over breeding. This has improved as she settled in foster care and with medication, but anyone adopting her should expect that she will sometimes have accidents. Routine and easy access to the garden will certainly help. Some of her teeth are worn down possibly from chewing bars and so she has mostly soft food, chewy treats need to be cut into smaller pieces.

Pebbles’ foster carer says: “She’s a very happy and loving girl, her tail never stops wagging!”

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If you would like to offer sweet Pebbles 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:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

She can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to her 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 her.

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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.
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