Please view our latest video. This is a bit more hard hitting than usual but we want to continue to get the message out there that dogs in rescue aren’t broken – nine times out of ten, it isn’t their fault they end up becoming homeless. It would be a really good idea for all … Continue reading Why do dogs come into Oldies Club care? Video
This information is taken from our information sheet for adopters who adopt dogs that are in the direct care of the Oldies Club. Bringing a new dog into your home can be very exciting for the family but for your new dog it can be a daunting occasion, to say the least, and even frightening … Continue reading Information for Adopters
Dogs and cats – surely, natural enemies? Well, not always, but if you are a cat owner and you are planning to adopt a dog, then it’s worth thinking about what you can expect from your new dog, and from your cat or cats too. All the dogs that are marked with the ‘Good with … Continue reading Dogs and Cats
Hundreds of dogs will die this Christmas, simply because there are too many of them and not enough homes.
We usually have lots of pairs of homeless oldies listed on the website – each dog waiting for a new loving home with his or her best friend, often a lifetime companion. Read Frances’ account of her experience of adopting a pair of beautiful oldies.
If you are considering rehoming a dog from a private owner, then you should be aware that you will not have the advice or back up that a reputable rescue would be able to give you. What questions should you ask if you are considering a private rehoming?
Looking for an Older Dog with Kids: 1) Look for a dog that has been fostered in a home with children or well exposed to children of varying ages and in varying situations to see how the dog manages. Try to think of things a child may do and see how the dog reacts. 2) … Continue reading Kids and Older Dogs
From the effects of old age to conditions like cataracts and glaucoma, many things can cause sight problems in dogs. Read about some of the causes, how they affect dogs in the home, and what you can do to ease the transition of a partially-sighted or blind rescue dog into his new home.
In the UK, we breed and import more dogs than we can find homes for – see our articles on Greyhound racing and Puppy Farms to find out more about this. The Dogs Trust monitors the numbers of stray dogs collected by local authorities, and reports that 105,349 stray dogs were collected by local authorities … Continue reading How Many Stray and Unwanted Dogs?
Hearing loss is something that many oldies – human and canine alike! – have to deal with. Some level of deafness often affects dogs whom the Oldies Club helps, and it can take various forms. Learn what to look out for in your dog, and how to deal with deafness.
Many people think of greyhounds purely as racing dogs, and wouldn’t think of taking one as a pet. Yet retired or unwanted racing greyhounds can make wonderful pet dogs.
It is believed that over 10,000 dogs per year originate from UK puppy farms. The practice of breeding dogs solely for money takes place predominantly in Wales and Ireland. The puppies are then transported around the UK and abroad by dealers, to be sold in pet shops and through newspaper adverts. Tragically, the puppies are … Continue reading Puppy Farms