28/10/2021: No more applications please! Skye is very popular and has lots of lovely offers to choose from!
Sweet Skye came into the care of the Oldies Club when her owner sadly passed away. She is approximately 9 years old and is a Beagle/Border Collie Cross. She’s now living in an Oldies Club foster home in Calne, Wiltshire, and looking forward to her forever home, ideally within a 2-hour drive of Calne.
At home: Skye settled quickly in her foster home and, within days, she knew the routine and appeared happy and content. She can be left alone for a few hours as she does sleep a lot, but she hasn’t been left for more than an hour at a time with the fosterer’s own dog for company. Skye would not be happy in a home with full-time workers with a break at lunchtime as she really appears to enjoy the company.
Fine with dogs: Skye has been happy when meeting other dogs outside the home. There is a resident dog in Skye’s foster home and initially Skye didn’t acknowledge her and was aloof with her. They accept each other now, but it’s believed that she would benefit from being the only dog in the household.
Might chase cats: When out walking, Skye hasn’t reacted to cats, as there are none in the foster home, so it’s unknown if she could live with them.
Children: It’s not known if Skye would be happy with children in the home as she currently lives in an adult-only household.
Loves walks: Skye is brilliant on walks but tends to wander across the path. She loves her walks and gets very excited when she sees you putting on your shoes. Her recall is unsure but, when off lead, she tends to stay close by. Skye has fitted into her carer’s routine with their other dog. She is walked 3 times a day: early morning, a quick walk around the block; mid-morning, approximately 2-mile walk; early evening, 30 minutes. These are the routines of their own dog and she has been very happy to join in, leading all the way!
Good in the car: Definitely yes, Skye gets very excited with the occasional happy bark and would benefit from a ramp as she is not keen on being lifted in.
Skye’s favourite pastimes: Sleeping, eating and walks naturally!
Skye’s dislikes: There is nothing that her carers have noticed other than she is not keen on being lifted.
Skye’s ideal owners: Skye would really suit an adult-only household, someone who is going to be around most of the time and give her the attention she likes and deserves.
Health notes: Skye is spayed, microchipped and flea/worm treated. She has a liver problem which the vet has confirmed is improving with medication. Skye takes the following medication: Denamarin – 1-tab daily, Amantadine – 1-tab daily, Ursodeoxycholic Acid 1.5 tabs daily and Hepatic Royal Canin kibble with Winalot pouches x 2 daily.
More from Skye’s foster carer: “She is a gentle, loving, inquisitive and happy lady. Considering she came following a traumatic experience after losing her owner, she has settled in to a routine pretty quickly. Skye has enjoyed the countryside walks and is eager to get out each time, not even bothered by the rain. She hasn’t been bothered by all the numerous animals we’ve seen either, taking no notice of sheep, goats, pigeons, squirrels or even a pheasant today. Skye is a pretty chilled out girl, who is a little poppet, waiting to be spoilt but not too much as she still has a little weight to lose.”
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If you would like to offer sweet Skye 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
She can be rehomed within two 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.