28/6/22 – Winsome Willow has beagled off to her new home! Have fun Willow!
Willow is a pretty and very friendly 11 year old Beagle (born 11.2.11) whose owner was terminally ill and no longer capable of looking after her. Willow is in an Oldies Club foster home in Basingstoke, Hampshire, and looking forward to going to her forever home soon.
Settled quickly: It took only a few days for Willow to settle in and feel at home.
Can be left for a few hours: Willow enjoys having company and her fosterers don’t leave her for more than 2 hours when they go out as they are retired. They leave the TV on during that time, otherwise she may howl.
Good with dogs: Willow is very good with other dogs, either out on walks or in the family’s home and has been used to living with them in the past.
Unknown with cats: It’s not known how Willow reacts to cats as there are none in her foster family’s home.
Excellent with older children: Willow is used to older grandchildren visiting the home who make a fuss of her and she loves it. It’s not known how she would be with younger children, as they might be a bit ‘busy’ for her.
Enjoys walks: Willow is good on the lead and harness. She doesn’t pull and likes to stop and sniff a lot. She has not been let off her lead so her recall is not known, but she is a bit deaf. She currently is happy to have two twenty-minute walks per day.
Good in the car: Willow is very good on car journeys. Her harness is attached to a lead on the back seat and she lays down almost immediately throughout the journey.
Willow’s favourite pastimes: Her favourites are sleeping, eating and walking. She also loves her ears being played with.
Willow’s dislikes: Other than not being keen on visits to the vets, there seems to be nothing else that she dislikes.
Willow’s ideal home: She loves being made a fuss of and would settle in well to a home with older children and an older dog for company. She doesn’t really play a lot on her own and has lived with two other beagles in past.
Health notes: Willow is spayed and vaccinated with the next one due in December 2022. She is also microchipped and was flea treated in April which is due again in July 2022. Her teeth were cleaned under anaesthetic and 3 lumps were removed at the same time – one was possibly cancerous but the vet was confident all was removed and no further action required. Since then, a small lump on her rear leg has been noticed which the vet has aspirated and it’s only in a sebaceous gland with no cause for concern.
More from her foster carer: “ Willow is sprightly, obedient, friendly and contented. She is a lovely dog and will settle into a home where she is made a fuss of. She has been on a diet since she arrived and is gradually losing weight which makes her more active now. Her breathing is a lot quieter since losing weight.”
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If you would like to offer Willow 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
Willow 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.