~ With less than a day and a half to go until the end of the third month of our Winter Appeal, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that we are going to meet our overall fundraising target, but if you would like to support our ongoing rescue work and contribute to the care of older dogs such as Grace and Duke, who came to Oldies Club after ending up in kennels when their owner became too poorly to care for them, you can do so …
Behind all the sweet and heartwarming photos of the dogs already in our care are the dogs on our waiting list, who may currently be in far from ideal situations, the dogs whose people are yet to contact us for help, the ones who may be abandoned/picked up as strays and the ones who may be left at vets to be put to sleep, but find their way to us as others have in the past.
~ It’s Love an Oldie Day again! ~ This year, we’re celebrating this special day as part of our Winter Appeal, with the help of the lovely Josie and her big-little brother, Toby. We invite you to click HERE to make a donation to our appeal today, to support us in our essential rescue work: … Continue reading It’s Love an Oldie Day again – please support us!
*If you wish to sponsor an Oldie for a Valentines gift, please ensure that your donation and all the sponsor information required is submitted to Oldies Club by Thursday 7 February 2019 to enable us to print and post your sponsor pack(s) to you, in the UK, by the Royal Mail* Chocolates & flowers are nice … Continue reading Sponsor An Oldie This Valentines
Today, 1 January 2019, we launch month two of our Winter Appeal with this wonderful drawing by five-year-old Freddie! Please donate whatever you can, from £2 upwards, towards the revised total on our Winter Appeal fundraising page.
Oldies Club is an organisation dedicated to helping homeless older dogs. We support dogs in foster homes until permanent homes can be found. Oldies Club is urgently looking for more foster homes who can provide temporary care for older dogs who find themselves without a home through no fault of their own. Older dogs are … Continue reading Could You Foster An Oldie?
~ Bobby says, “Please stay up late tonight, or set your alarm clock, to donate to Oldies Club as early as possible on Giving Tuesday, 27 November 2018, via our direct Giving Fund link for your donation to be doubled*!”
If you are looking for a special Christmas present for a dog lover, please consider sponsoring one of our oldies.
Competition now closed. Today we launch a competition for children to paint or draw a picture that they feel represents Oldies Club’s volunteer work rescuing and rehoming older dogs, with the aim of featuring two of the entries during this year’s Winter Appeal.
~ Good evening :-). We’d be very grateful if as many of our supporters as possible would take a minute to nominate Oldies Club for the 12 Days of Giving, during which 120 charities will each receive £1,000 from Ecclesiastical Insurance over a 12-day period. Please click here and click on the ‘Nominate now’ button. … Continue reading Please nominate Oldies Club for the 12 Days of Giving
06/01/2019 – All calendars have now been sold
Our Autumn Auction is now Open. Many fabulous lots just waiting for your bids. Help our Oldies and get some amazing goodies in return.
~ Oldies Club supporters Ray and Dennis, aged 71 and 70 respectively, have come out of their ‘walking retirement’ to undertake an 80-mile walk over five days to help raise much-needed funds for the older dogs in our care – please support them :-)
Our little Sybil has managed to escape from her foster home today, Sunday 23 September 2018, in the Banks, Southport PR9 area :-(
Hello, lovely supporters, For the last two years we have run a September Pledge, which has been well supported – thank you – and so we have decided to run it for a third year. We hope lots of you will decide to take part, as the money is much needed at this time, to … Continue reading *Wanted: 50 dog lovers to take the £50 pledge this month*
~ We’re very pleased to share that artist Sarah of Elki has created a number of pieces of original art, including the piece* shown in the attached image, to help raise funds for Oldies Club.
~ Caroline of Paws in Focus has very kindly decided to extend her fundraising for our oldies by donating 50% of the proceeds of her photography to Oldies Club, until the end of September 2018. Caroline says that Oldies Club is a rescue very close to her heart and we are very grateful that she is … Continue reading Have your dog photographed and raise £ for Oldies Club
Update 28 June 2018 – We’re very glad to update this post with the news that Zoe is thankfully back at her foster home and appears to be okay :-)
Hello, Oldies Club is one of the dog rescues in the current Star Rescue scheme vote from Malamute Matters. We’d be very grateful if our supporters would click here: https://malamutematters.co.uk select Oldies Club from the list and vote for us – it will only take you a few seconds and you don’t need to enter … Continue reading Please take a few seconds to vote for Oldies Club today
Oldies Club are thrilled to announce the winners chosen by our wonderful judges. We had in 267 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition 2018 has raised £545.53!!! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Midlands 1st Scout aged 7.5 owned by Tracey Ison 2nd BoBo BoJangles … Continue reading Woof Factor 2018 Results
Please vote for Oldies Club in the Love to Give Charity Giveaway that launched today and help us win some lovely money to help with the ongoing veterinary bills for the delightful sugar-frosted ones in our care
Patch is currently at the vets, recovering after her second surgery, so she has had some assistance in telling you her story
Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the tenth year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily … Continue reading Woof Factor 2018
It’s hard to imagine how it must feel for an old dog to find themselves losing their familiar environment and separated from all they know. As a charity, we work hard to place our dogs in a specially-chosen foster home that we feel will best suit their needs.
~ Winter Appeal for Oldies Club: please help keep our doors open to older dogs this winter ~ We recently faced the very real possibility of having to close our doors temporarily to the intake of new dogs . It would be devastating to have to do this over the winter period in particular, as … Continue reading ~ Winter Appeal ~ Please help keep our doors open to older dogs
Here at Oldies Club, a small volunteer-run dog rescue registered charity, we have helped over 5,000 homeless old dogs in rescue to be discovered by new, loving families, thanks to our popular website.
~ Hello, we’re delighted to let you know that Lisa of Team Golden Oldies is very kindly donating the profits from sales of her new book, Sally Learns to Dance, made via Amazon.co.uk, to Oldies Club, to help us with the older dogs in our care.
~ Today is World Animal Day. We would be most grateful if you would make a donation towards our work, rescue and rehoming older dogs in the UK. Our vet bills for August 2017 were over £15,000 – for that one month! It’s a lot of money to find for a small, volunteer-run charity. We … Continue reading Please help our oldies this World Animal Day
07/12/17 – All calendars have now sold. Thanks to all who have purchased one. Oldies Club 2018 Desk Calendar are now available to purchase. The calendar is priced at £7.50 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of the calendars will go towards helping more older dogs to find forever homes. Lovely cover … Continue reading Oldies Club 2018 Calendar – SOLD OUT
Hello, lovely supporters, Last year, we ran our first September Pledge and it was so well supported – thank you so much – that we have decided to run it again this year! We hope lots of you will decide to take part, as the money is much needed at this time, to help take … Continue reading September Pledge *Wanted: 50 dog lovers to take the £50 pledge for Oldies Club*
We are currently holding an online auction via our Oldies Club Auction Page, to raise much needed funds for the older dogs in our care.
We have lots of lovely listings of items for you and your dog, including this amazing opportunity for a dog lover to own a framed commissioned portrait miniature of their dog, which has very kindly donated by portrait artist and dog portrait photographer Bettina von Zwehl, whose work is in museum collections around the world, including the V&A Museum and the Guggenheim, New York.
~ Can you imagine running 100km in 19.5 hours or less? Me neither, but Euan, an Oldies Club supporter has very kindly – and perhaps a *little* madly(!) – decided to run 100km along the Saint Cuthbert’s Way in July 2017, to raise funds for Oldies Club :-)
Hi! My name is Lucas. I am a 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel boy, who arrived in the care of Oldies Club earlier in 2017. I have settled into my foster home and have been enjoying walks and attention, but I have had to visit the vet on various occasions since arriving in Oldies Club care a … Continue reading Will you help us help lovely Lucas, please?
Oldies Club are thrilled to announce the winners chosen by our wonderful judges. We had in 200 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition 2016 has raised £412.52!!! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Midlands 1st Molly aged 11 owned Sarah Munson & Simon … Continue reading Woof Factor 2017 Results
Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the ninth year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need … Continue reading Woof Factor 2017
Hello. Dogs are so very precious, aren’t they? Very much loved members of so many families. Here at Oldies Club, we have dedicated our volunteer work to rescuing and rehoming older dogs in the UK for almost 12 years now. Of course we love our oldies every day of the year, but we celebrate Love an Oldie Day on 14th February and invite you to make a donation to help us in our rescue work.
Oldies Club 2017 Desk Calendar is now available to purchase. The calendar is REDUCED TO £5.50 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of the calendars will go towards helping more older dogs to find forever homes. Lovely cover boy Barney is our 2016 Woof Factor winner and inside a host of gorgeous rehomed … Continue reading Oldies Club 2017 Calendar – REDUCED PRICE Last Few
Hi, I’m Ziggy and I’d like to welcome to ‘Warm, fuzzy feeling Monday’!
Today is known by some as ‘Blue Monday’, reported to be the most depressing day of the year. Well, with a little help, I put on a snazzy blue jumper and setup this fundraising page and now I’d like to invite you to CLICK HERE to make a donation to Oldies Club today, to help this wonderful charity continue its volunteer work rescuing and rehoming older dogs.
Oldies Club would like to wish all of our wonderful supporters and volunteers a lovely Christmas and a very happy 2017. We couldn’t continue our valuable work without each and every person’s involvement, in whatever way you help us. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The time and help you give to … Continue reading Happy Christmas! And huge thanks to our supporters…
*21 December 2016: Please note that the posting of sponsor packs will now resume in late December/early January. We are unable to issue any more packs before Christmas. Thank you to all those who have sponsored an oldie this Christmas. Sponsor packs were posted ahead of Royal Mail’s advised last posting dates for all those … Continue reading Sponsor an oldie
We have lots of goodies to bid on, including some wonderful Star Lots such as A bespoke dog collar and lead set & a 2-night bed and breakfast for 2 people and up to 2 dogs in Carmarthenshire. We currently have three albums for Star Lots, Items for You and Items for your Pet, which can be found … Continue reading Autumn Auction 16th- 29th October 2016
Hello, lovely supporters, we are looking for 50 people to pledge to raise £50 this September for Oldies Club. As many of you already know, we’re a small volunteer-run charity that rescues and rehomes older dogs in the UK. 50 x £50 will generate £2,500 for us, which would be a tremendous help with the care of our oldies as we approach the winter months.
Oldies Club was contacted by a company called Beautiful Joe’s. They sell ethical air dried pure liver treats for dogs. For every bag of treats they sell they donate another bag to a dog rescue. Oldies Club were lucky enough to receive lots of liver treats and our dogs LOVE them! We just wanted to … Continue reading Treat Time for Our Dogs
Hi, I’m little Milly, a new arrival (and little cutie, so I’m told!) at Oldies Club, a small volunteer-run charity that rescues and rehomes older dogs in the UK: I was placed in a lovely Oldies Club foster home in June 2016 and went for my vet check soon after arrival, where the vet advised … Continue reading Please help us pay for little Milly’s eye surgery
Many of you will likely recognise this beautiful image, one of many offered on all sorts of products at Villager Jim :-). We’re very pleased to have established an affiliate scheme with Villager Jim, whereby Oldies Club will receive a donation for purchases made through the Villager Jim website, when using our unique affiliate link. … Continue reading Raising funds for Oldies Club with Villager Jim
Hi, I’m Tom, one of the sponsor dogs at Oldies Club, a small volunteer-run charity that rescues and rehomes older dogs in the UK. I’m in a forever foster home and Oldies Club covers all of my vet bills. Earlier this week, my fosterer noticed one of my eyes had suddenly gone cloudy so I … Continue reading *Please help us help Terrier Tom and his poorly eye*
Oldies Club are thrilled to announce the winners chosen by our wonderful judges. We had in 243 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition 2016 has raised £515.53!!! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Midlands 1st Barney aged 12 owned by Vicky Robinson 2nd Monty aged … Continue reading Woof Factor 2016 Results
Hi, I’m Bella, a beautiful Spinone cross type of a girl, who came into Oldies Club care in 2015, as an unclaimed stray from the pound. I was in a terrible state then. Very underweight and it’s thought I have been used as a breeding machine and then left unclaimed :-(. I am deaf and … Continue reading Help us help ‘battered’ to beautiful Bella!
Hello, I’m Chester, a GSD cross Collie boy who came into Oldies Club care in March 2016 after my previous owner and I sadly lost our home. Unfortunately after arriving in Oldies Club foster care it was immediately obvious that, along with not being in the greatest condition generally, I have VERY poorly ears :-(. … Continue reading *Please help Chester and his very poorly ears*
Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the eighth year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily need … Continue reading Woof Factor 2016
As we approach Mother’s Day here in the UK, we hope you will join us in celebrating this week and make a donation to help with the care of our older dogs.
We are celebrating Love an Oldie Day again and we invite you all to make a donation on our Love an Oldie Day fundraising page to help us continue our work rescuing and rehoming older dogs. Today is a day for celebrating our love of older dogs and we would love for you to celebrate … Continue reading We’re Celebrating Love an Oldie Day – please join us!
For this month of February 2016, for every doggie jumper ordered from Edie and Reggie, they will very kindly make and donate a jumper to Oldies Club :-) We have a number of little dogs in foster/sponsor care who we feel would love to be snuggled up in one of these gorgeous jumpers in … Continue reading Treat your dog to a jumper in February & an oldie will receive one too!
We’re very pleased to have established a donation scheme with the very dog-friendly East Ruston Cottages, whereby they will donate 5% to Oldies Club from any holiday booked, for any property and any length of time, when a guest mentions Oldies Club when booking :-) East Ruston Cottages offers very dog-friendly self catering holiday cottages … Continue reading *Holiday in Norfolk with your dog(s) & raise funds for Oldies Club*
People have their beloved dogs (and other animal companions) microchipped with the belief that, along with wearing a legally required ID tag, they have the best chance of being reunited with their dog, should he/she go missing. We know many vets, dog wardens/local authorities, rescue centres etc. do already scan incoming dogs for a microchip … Continue reading Petition to introduce compulsory scanning for microchips for ‘found’ dogs
We’d like to wish all of our volunteers and supporters a (nearly) Happy New Year and all the best for 2016. Thank you all SO much for all you have done for our oldies this year. We couldn’t continue our volunteer work, rescuing and rehoming older dogs, without you :-) We also have a New … Continue reading A New Year’s Wish
UPDATE – Petal has been found. She was found wandering and taken to a local vets surgery. Big thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Petal has escaped through the front door of her foster home in the Gunthorpe area of Peterborough (PE4) and run off. Petal is an ex poundie and does not know the … Continue reading Petal has now been found – Peterborough (PE4)
Just a quick message to all the many lovely Oldies Club supporters, donors, volunteers and friends to say: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Hello! We have prepared the scene for our Christmas Virtual Street Collection, which has just opened, in the run-up to Christmas, to raise as much money as possible to help the dogs in Oldies Club care. We’d be very grateful if you’d make a donation to our virtual collection by clicking HERE. Please tell your … Continue reading Christmas Virtual Street Collection ~ help us raise £ before Christmas
*We are now very close to Christmas and it is no longer possible to sponsor an oldie to receive a Christmas sponsor pack by post in time for Christmas. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored as a Christmas gift.* *If you wish to sponsor an Oldie for a Christmas gift, please ensure that your … Continue reading (Now closed for Christmas sponsorships) Please sponsor an Oldie
14/01/16 All calendars have now sold. Thanks to all who have purchased one. Oldies Club 2016 Desk Calendar are now available to purchase. The calendar is priced at £6.75 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of the calendars will go towards helping more older dogs to find forever homes. Lovely cover … Continue reading Oldies Club 2016 Calendar – Sold Out
When you are shopping online for Christmas presents (or at any other time of year), please consider signing up with easy fundraising, to help raise funds for Oldies Club.
A number of Oldies Club adopters/supporters are taking part in rather energetic events to raise much-needed funds to help us continue our work rescuing and rehoming older dogs. Please support them. All donations are very much appreciated :-) ************* Toni, who adopted the scrumptious Simba from us, is running the Bristol to Bath Marathon on … Continue reading Oldies Club supporters doing energetic things to raise £!
Its Howl-o-Ween at Oldies Club and we have two fabulous events for supporters to get involved with. The first is a Halloween fundraising photo competition which is open to dogs of all ages. The winning dog will win a goodie bag. The competition will run for the month of October, closing at 9pm on Saturday 31st … Continue reading Howl-o-Ween Fun at Oldies Club
Hi, I’m Super Sadie, a beautiful (they tell me) ten-year-old Great Dane x Mastiff girl, who came into Oldies Club care in August 2015. Update: 22 September 2015 – I had to return to the vets to have a growth removed from my foot (I’ll spare you the details) and from my flank. My vet … Continue reading *Please help Super Sadie raise £2,381.65 for her ops!*
Hello! We are holding a virtual street collection this weekend – please support us by clicking HERE to put a donation in our virtual collection tin. We’re a small, volunteer-run charity, but our vet bills are huge. Thousands and thousands of pounds, EVERY month. We do really, really, really need your help to continue our … Continue reading *Help take our Virtual Street Collection around the UK*
~ Hello, my name is Gatsby. I was very sadly found to have cancer after coming into Oldies Club care and had an operation to remove the lump a few days ago.
Our Spring Auction is now CLOSED. We have lots of goodies to bid on, including some wonderful Star Lots such as 15kg bag of Burns dog food, a 4-night short break in the Peak District, pet photo shoot and pet portrait. We currently have three albums for Star Lots, Items for You and Items for … Continue reading Spring Auction 2015 NOW CLOSED
Updated 02/06/15 – We just want to thank everyone who has donated since we announced we have had to shut to intake due to recent very large vet bills. We are thrilled with the support we have received and are now in a position to start slowly reopening to helping bring more dogs into our care. … Continue reading Temporary Closure To Intake – Updated 02/06/15
Hello, lovely supporters! We really need your help. Click HERE to read in full and please, please, please help in whatever way you can. Thank you :-) ~ Hello, I’ve just found out that our treasurer has already paid out £6,000 in May for vet bills and we’re only on the 12th of the month! … Continue reading *Help the Sugar Frosted*
Oldies Club are thrilled to announce the winners chosen by our wonderful judges. We had in over 280 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition has raised £623.00!!! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Midlands 1st Jazz aged 11 owned by Paul Harrison & … Continue reading Woof Factor 2015 Results
Thankfully these runs are now sorted. Thank you very much to those who contacted us to offer help, or shared our urgent pleas. There will be many more requests for help with transporting older dogs in need into our care, so if this is something you would like to help with in the future, please … Continue reading Help needed for transport runs
Oldies Club attends events around the country throughout the year to help raise much needed funds and also spread the word of dogs in Oldies Club care, and to hopefully find more volunteers to help us. We are now looking for volunteers who can help us further fundraise street collections and meet & greets. A … Continue reading Could You Help with Meet & Greets or Street Collections for Oldies Club?
Gizmo (and everyone at Oldies Club) would be truly grateful for your support towards our massive March vet bills. Please click HERE to donate via our Vet Bills Appeal page. Gizmo is still looking for his forever home. For full information, please click here.
We would like to wish all our supporters a Happy Easter and invite you to donate the amount you would have spent* on a chocolate egg, to us, by clicking HERE to help us continue our work rescuing and rehoming older dogs in the UK :-) Older dogs come into the care of Oldies Club, a … Continue reading Eggstend your love for Oldies Club this Easter
If you are interested in fostering for the Oldies Club and you don’t have cats, we would love to hear from you :) The majority of our foster carers have cats in residence, but a lot of the dogs we are asked to help aren’t used to living with cats and in some cases strongly dislike … Continue reading Cat-Free Foster Homes Needed
Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the seventh year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the following year. The only rule for this competition is that dogs entering need to be veterans, they do not necessarily … Continue reading Woof Factor 2015
We are celebrating Love an Oldie Day again and we invite you all to make a donation on our Love an Oldie Day fundraising page to help us continue our work rescuing and rehoming older dogs. Oldies Club is all about our love for older dogs. If you donate via our fundraising page, you can … Continue reading We’re celebrating Love an Oldie Day!
Update: – 09/02/14 – Foster home has now been secured We urgently need to find another foster home for Dash who arrived in our care today. This is through no fault of his own. Dash is currently in Southampton, Hampshire but needs to move asap. Dash is an 11 year old large Golden Retriever x … Continue reading Could You Foster Dash – UPDATE Foster Home Found!
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