28/8/21 – Chocolate sweetheart, Sasha, has gone off to her new home!
Sasha is a beautiful 12-year-old chocolate Labrador lady who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Wiltshire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home. She came into rescue because her owner went into a care home.
We would ideally like to rehome Sasha within about 2 hours drive of her foster home, but if you’re a little further away and could offer the ideal home it would be worth enquiring.
Settles gradually: Sasha settled at her foster home within a few weeks.
Can be left for short periods: Sasha doesn’t mind being left on her own for a couple of hours but she wouldn’t want to live with people who go out to work.
OK with dogs: Sasha is cautious around dogs and though generally friendly on walks she tends to keep herself to herself. There is a resident 11-year-old male Lab x Collie at her foster home and they just ignore one another. Sasha should be fine to live with a very calm, quiet dog, but she is scared when barked at.
Not lived with cats: Sasha hasn’t lived with cats so needs a cat-free home.
Quiet older children: Sasha would be frightened of children rushing around and shouting so she either needs an adult home, or one with quiet teenage children who understand the needs of a peace-loving older dog.
Can only manage very slow walks: If you’re looking for a dog to take for energetic walks, Sasha isn’t right for you. She is extremely slow and only goes at about half a normal steady walking pace. She is currently having one walk per day of up to an hour, or she could have a couple of short walks instead. She is OK on the lead – not strong enough for major pulling – and she likes to stop and sniff a lot. Off the lead, she trots along behind you. Sasha is deaf so has no recall. On the very odd occasion where she’s gone off in the wrong direction, it’s been easy to catch her up and turn her round.
Good in the car but needs lifting in: Sasha is a very good girl in the car but she has to be lifted in and out. Her foster carers tried her with a ramp but it was a non-starter as Sasha was nervous of it and even when coaxed she is too wobbly to use a ramp safely.
Sasha’s favourite things: Food; People.
Sasha’s dislikes: Barking dogs; Water (other than to drink).
Sasha’s ideal home: She would like to live with people who will be around most of the time, even though she sleeps a lot. She must have easy access to a nice garden and you will need to be happy to get up early to let her out – usually between 5 and 7am.
Health notes: Sasha is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been wormed and flea treated. She needs to continue to have renal food for kidney disease, plus blood pressure tablets and also anti-inflammatories for her slight spinal deterioration. She will need her blood pressure checking occasionally. We understand that Sasha had a stroke a couple of years ago and as a result her hind legs are quite weak and wobbly, though she doesn’t complain. Sasha drops an occasional piece of faeces and seems unaware of this, so her new owners will need to be happy to deal with this without a fuss as it isn’t something that can be cured.
Summary of Sasha: Her foster carers tell us Sasha is “a sweet and friendly old teddy bear“.
If you would like to offer Sasha 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
Sasha can be rehomed within about 2 hours 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.