8/4/21 – Pretty Scamp has gone to her new home!
Pretty Scamp is a 13-year-old Terrier cross girl who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Bovey Tracey, Devon. Scamp is on the smaller side of medium-sized, about knee high. She can be rehomed within a 2-hour drive of her Devon foster home.
Scamp’s ideal home: Scamp needs experienced dog owners and someone at home most of the time. You will need to be committed to continuing Scamp’s training around other dogs and also to keeping her on a suitable diet to prevent pancreatitis. Scamp should be OK to live with older children but can’t live with cats and would be best as your only dog initially.
Settled gradually in foster: Scamp took a few weeks to settle at her foster home.
Doesn’t like to be left: Scamp gets anxious when left alone for more than 5–10 minutes but she is gradually improving. She was said to be fine when left alone in her old home, so she might be OK once she settles.
OK with dogs she knows: Scamp used you live with other dogs but she gets anxious when meeting new dogs and barks at them. She has seen a behaviourist who thinks it is due to frustration and the stress of moving. Scamp is responding well to targeted training though. She is fine with dogs she has got to know after careful introductions and could live with another dog once she has settled.
Needs a cat-free home: Scamp will chase cats.
OK with older children: Scamp has met older children and seems fine with them.
Loves walks: Scamp is good on and off lead, with good recall, and she loves countryside walks, sniffing around in the undergrowth. Scamp is currently having a 20-minute walk in the morning and an hour or so in the afternoon. She is very energetic for her age and will walk for 3–4 hours, though is happy with an hour a day. She also amuses herself in the garden and would enjoy having a decent-sized garden to run around in.
Good in the car: Scamp is good in the car but she sometimes barks at dogs she sees when driving past!
Scamp’s favourite pastimes: Walking off lead in quiet places; snuggling by the fire; being brushed or stroked; chasing squirrels.
Scamp’s dislikes: She doesn’t like people coughing and sneezing!
Health notes: Scamp is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated. Scamp has had pancreatitis and has a sensitive tummy, so various foods can make her ill. She must be fed only a low-fat hypoallergenic diet. She has an old injury to her back from a perforated disc but this is not currently causing any problems. She has cataracts on both eyes but can see quite well, though she is a bit long sighted.
More from Scamp’s foster carer: Scamp is youthful, loving, pretty and sweet-natured. Scamp is a teenage tearaway with loads of energy and spirit for her 13 years! She has led a sheltered life and the big changes she has gone through have left her anxious about some things. However she is clever, responsive and eager to please and with careful training should become a wonderful companion in the right home.
If you would like to offer Scamp 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
Scamp 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.