17/4/21 – Halo has gone off to her fabulous new home where she has another ex-Oldies Club dog for company!
Pretty Halo is a gorgeous German Shepherd x Whippet girl who came into the Oldies Club rescue when her owners separated. We were told that Halo is around 11 years old, though our vet estimated her to be a bit younger than that. Halo is in a foster home in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home. She can be rehomed within a 2-hour drive of her foster home.
A good girl in foster care: Halo settled into life at her foster home within about 2 weeks. She is a beautiful girl and is very well-behaved around the home.
Can be left for short periods: Halo is fine to be left for 2 or 3 hours but she wouldn’t want to live with people who go out to work full-time. She is usually quiet when left but might bark if people are passing by.
Good with dogs: Halo is good with dogs and she could potentially live with a compatible dog.
Ignores cats: Halo seems to ignore cats and we were told that she had lived with them previously, so she might be OK to live with a dog-savvy cat in her new home.
Good with older children: Halo is fine with children but due to her being a big dog she would be best with older children.
Enjoys walks: Halo needs some lead work as she can pull and she is a big, strong lady, so not suitable for a frail owner. Her recall is excellent. She is currently having two walks per day of about 45-60 minutes each walk, depending on the weather. She would be quite happy with longer walks.
Good in the car: Yes she is!
Halo’s favourite pastimes: Walking, eating, and being with humans.
Halo’s ideal home: A family with older children and possibly another dog.
Health notes: Halo has been neutered since coming into rescue. She is vaccinated, microchipped and has been wormed and flea treated. Halo has bad breath caused by tartar on her teeth and the vet suggested that she should have this done in about 6 months’ time (she has just had her spay and so the vet advised waiting before going ahead with a dental operation). Oldies Club will cover the cost of the dental.
More from Halo’s foster carer: “Halo has a delightful nature and loves being around people. She wants to please (without even the need for treats) and will easily fit in. She does need a little training for outside but is very obedient and well behaved in the house. She accepts being groomed, having her teeth cleaned and she is very clean and regular with her toilet. She will ‘ask’ to be out. I would keep her myself if I was a bit younger.”
If you would like to offer Halo 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
Halo 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.