Pretty Penny…and worth every penny too! (Oldies Club, fostered Middlesex)

13/5/21 – No more applications for Penny please, we have lots of lovely applications to sort through on her behalf!

Pretty Penny has that adorably slightly scruffy look, but she’s oh so cute! She is a white and brown, wire-haired, 16 year old (born 8.2.2005) Jack Russell Terrier. Penny is a joyful, lively and loving lady who acts much younger than her years. She came into the care of the Oldies Club rescue when she had nowhere to go after her owner passed away and then was taken in by a kind lady who is now, sadly, in hospital. She’s enjoying life to the full in a foster home in Enfield, Middlesex.

Penny’s ideal home: She would be happiest in a quiet retirement home where she can receive all the fuss and love she adores. She has a very sweet, endearing nature and loves to be with her people, though youngsters in the home could prove a little too much for her. Although an older lady, Penny is active and full of beans for her age. She’s timid in new places and with people she doesn’t know, but she soon comes for a fuss once she feels safe and reminds you for more with a gentle nudge. Penny is quiet throughout the night and likes to sleep in the bedroom on a rug or cushion on the floor; she’s not interested in dog beds.

Settled well in foster care: Although Penny hid for a while on arrival, she soon appeared with tempting food! Food is definitely the way to her heart and she made herself completely at home within a couple of days. She is house-trained and clean in the home.

Loves company: Penny’s favourite things are food and being with her people. She’s always close by and ready for attention. She is quiet and can be left with no problems at all for a couple of hours but wouldn’t be happy with full-time workers.

Dogs/cats: Penny is scared of other dogs and tries to avoid them. She would be best suited to a pet-free home, but could possibly live with another calm, similar dog. She’s not used to living with cats but tends to ignore them outside.

Children: Penny has not lived with children but has been fine in a previous home with visiting grandchildren of 8 and 15 years. Being nervous, she jumps at loud noises and movements, so older children or adults only would be best.

Walks: Penny is not bothered about walks but prefers to walk in quiet, familiar places where she feels comfortable. She doesn’t like heavy traffic areas or busy places. She walks beautifully on-lead and stays by your side. She is fine off-lead in quiet places with nothing close to scare her. She has a couple of 15-20 minute walks a day but would be happy with less with a garden to potter around in and birds to chase.

Good in the car: Penny is always happy to accompany her people on any trips and is very good in the car. She prefers to settle in the footwell of the car if there’s a passenger or a crate and sleep the journey away.

Penny’s favourites: She is a real foodie and is always right there at the sign of any food or treats. She just loves being with her people as much as possible and is overjoyed when they return home. She is not interested in toys and, when all is quiet, she is happy to snooze the day away.

Penny’s dislikes: Being nervous, she’s wary about people and places she doesn’t know; she’s never aggressive but will try to hide away. She doesn’t like sudden loud bangs or noises and prefers not to walk in heavy traffic areas.

Health notes: Penny is very healthy and agile for her years. She has been spayed, vaccinated and worm/flea treated. She is also microchipped. She has had a vet check and has no health issues now she has had a dental. Her only medication is half a tablet a day of Medrone for itchy skin which costs little.

More from Penny’s fosterer: Penny is such a delightful charmer and is bright as a button. When she knows you, you are her best friend in the world. She loves fuss and lots of strokes, not forgetting the occasional treat(s). She’s a sweetheart who is easy to care for and is quiet through the night until it’s time to get up. Penny settles quickly and quietly when left alone but is overjoyed on your return. She simply has a truly lovely nature that will light up anyone’s home. You couldn’t ask for more.
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If you would like to offer Penny 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

Penny 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.
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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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