Cute and cuddly Bluebell! (Oldies Club, fostered Kent)

20/6/2022 Beautiful Bluebell has received lots of lovely home offers, so no more applications please.

Gorgeous Bluebell is such a sweet and cuddly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Bichon Frise Cross who is 11 years old. Her owner was no longer capable of looking after her due to illness and she is now happily settled in an Oldies Club foster home in Orpington, Kent, and hoping to go to her permanent home soon.

Settled quickly: Bluebell settled fairly quickly in her foster home within a couple of days and she also answers to the name of “Blue”.

Can be left for a few hours: Bluebell can be left for two to two and a half hours during the day without any problem, but she wouldn’t be happy with owners who worked full-time with only a midday break.

Good with some dogs: Bluebell is fine with dogs her size or smaller, though she cleverly hides behind her carer if there are any larger dogs around! She likes to be the centre of attention, and can get jealous of any attention given to another dog, so she should be the only dog in the home.

Dislikes cats: Cats are for chasing as far as Bluebell is concerned and she would not be suitable living with any.

Fine with older children: Bluebell is not comfortable around babies or small children, but she is okay with teenagers.

Out and about: Bluebell is a fairly energetic dog for her age and she enjoys lovely walks in the park. She currently has two or three walks each day of at least 20 minutes per walk. Her recall is a little haphazard and sometimes she will come, sometimes not. She is generally good on the lead but will pull strongly if she sees a cat, squirrel etc. She is very friendly with everyone and lots of people stop and want to speak to her. Bluebell is also very good in restaurants when allowed … and helps her carer with dinner!

Not keen on car journeys: Bluebell cries all the time during car trips.

Bluebell’s favourite pastimes: Her favourite things are chasing squirrels, cats and birds. She also loves running around the garden, sleeping on her carer’s lap, having lots of cuddles and she loves watching the TV and barks at any animals, it’s funny.

Bluebell’s dislikes: She is afraid of loud bangs, such as thunder and fireworks. Bluebell is not interested in eating any dog food that has been offered to her and so she eats home-cooked food. She has for example, chicken, turkey, salmon or sausages with peas, carrots, sweet potatoes and whole grain rice.

Ideal home: The perfect home for Bluebell would be where there is usually someone around for company and she would love an enclosed garden so that she can enjoy chasing all those pesky squirrels and birds out. Bluebell has difficulty with stairs, though it’s not a particular issue to her as she’s happy to sleep downstairs. An adopter may need to install a stairgate to make sure that Bluebell wouldn’t be able to share their sleeping space unless, of course, they live in a bungalow.

Health notes: Bluebell has had all her vaccinations and a dental. She has a small cyst on the back of her neck which the vet advises to keep checking. If it becomes larger or bleeds, then a visit to the vets is advised. However, it has not changed since being in foster care.

More from her foster carer: “Bluebell is lovable, cute, cuddly, funny and pretty. She loves chasing me around the garden, enjoys her walks, loves being on the sofa watching the TV and chatting to it!”

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If you would like to offer Bluebell 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:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Bluebell can be rehomed anywhere on the UK mainland – the closer to her foster home the better though, 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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