Pearl is a 14-year-old Poodle x Cocker Spaniel who came into the Oldies Club rescue because her owner had become too frail to cope with looking after a dog. Pearl is in a foster home in Bardney, Lincolnshire, waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.
Settled gradually: Little Pearl settled into life at her foster home within a couple of weeks. Below is a short video of Pearl.
Needs company: We don’t know how Pearl would feel about being left at home on her own as her foster carers haven’t left her completely alone. She might be OK for a short time if the circumstances were right, but she will need a home with someone around most of the time as she likes to have company.
Good with dogs: Pearl likes dogs and she could live with other dogs as long as they are calm and gentle ones.
Probably OK with cats: Pearl hasn’t met cats while in foster but her carer is sure she would be OK with a dog-savvy cat. We were told that Pearl has lived with cats previously.
OK with older children: Pearl would love a quiet home but she should be fine to be around calm children aged 11+. She wouldn’t be so happy with young ones due to her limited eyesight and hearing.
Loves walks and a good sniff: She is very good on walks and has lots of energy once she has put sufficient time into the important business of sniffing. She will happily walk for 30 minutes, twice a day.
OK in the car: Pearl has been travelling safely crated in the car. She just has a little whine and scratch at the cage but is otherwise fine.
Pearl’s favourite pastimes: This little lady really loves her walks and her food. She also loves to have her ears rubbed.
Pearl’s dislikes: She doesn’t like closed doors, not even crate doors, and will scratch at them. She’s also not keen on being picked up and she will wriggle a lot. Another dislike of Pearl’s is the groomers: they have to give her regular breaks.
Pearl’s ideal home: She’d like to live with an older person or couple. She needs a home with direct access to a secure garden. Once settled and she has access to the garden, she will take herself outside to toilet, but she will have accidents in the home, especially for the first few days while she gets used to her new people and surroundings. You must be the type of person that will happily accept this and simply clean up. Pearl needs to be treated like a puppy and taken outside when she wakes, but if the door is open she will take herself outside. She doesn’t like closed doors.
Health notes: Pearl is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Her teeth were in a bad state when she came into our care but she has had a dental and they are now lovely and clean. She has cataracts but still has some vision in one eye. She seems to be deaf. She has a fatty lump on her body and a cyst on her neck. She has a heart murmur but currently doesn’t need any medication.
More from her foster carer: “Pearl is persistent, funny and cute. When not sleeping, Pearl paces up and down; she is not a lap dog but she does like attention, treats and walks, and she reminds you when it’s nearly time for her meals!”
If you would like to offer Pearl 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
Pearl 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.
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.