We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our supporters and readers a very happy Christmas and healthy New Year. Without your help, our work would be impossible and there would be much less hope for older dogs in need of homes. To anyone who looks at our website and is considering adopting … Continue reading A Christmas message from all at the Oldies Club…..
Hello :) Christmas is approaching and we are sure many of our wonderful supporters are starting to buy presents online. 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. It won’t cost you anything extra* … Continue reading Please help us with easy fundraising this Christmas?
** Sponsor an Oldie this Christmas! ** *If you wish to sponsor an oldie for a Christmas gift, please ensure that the donation and all sponsor information is with Oldies Club by Wednesday 4 December 2013 to enable us to print and post your sponsor pack(s) to you by the Royal Mail’s last posting dates* … Continue reading Please sponsor an Oldie this Christmas?
We’re holding an Autumn Auction. We hope to raise much needed funds to help us look after the wonderful older dogs in our care. Our auction has now started with lots of lovely items to bid on. The auction can be found on our facebook page HERE. Please read our short note on bidding before placing … Continue reading Online Autumn Auction 19th Oct to 2nd Nov 2013
26/11/13 – Stocks are now in single figures so can anyone interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check levels before sending money for a calendar. Many thanks Oldies Club 2014 Desk Calendar is now available for you to order. The calendar is priced at £6.50 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of … Continue reading Oldies Club Calendars 2014 SOLD OUT
We’re sad to announce that Amy Jones has decided to step down as Chair and trustee of Oldies Club. Sandra Morton has taken over from Amy and is our new Chair.
We have lots of dogs waiting to come into our care that don’t like cats, but cat-free foster homes are in very short supply. Are you interested in fostering and don’t have cats?
Firstly, thank you very much to those supporters who have already signed up with easy fundraising and use it when shopping online to raise much needed funds for our oldies. If you haven’t yet registered, we’d be very grateful if you would sign up via the above link. It’s free to register and it won’t … Continue reading Raise money for Oldies Club when shopping online?
Oldies Club has been included as one of the rescues in a Star Rescue vote on Malamute Matters. We’d be really grateful if you could take a few seconds to vote for us :) Just click here: http://www.malamutematters.org/ Scroll down a little to the Star Rescue poll, select Oldies Club and click the vote button. … Continue reading Please take a few seconds to vote for us?
We’re holding a Summer Auction, starting Sunday 2 June (but do take a look now and see what you’d like to bid on!). We hope to raise much needed funds to help us look after the wonderful older dogs in our care. The auction can be found on our facebook page HERE. Please read our … Continue reading Online Summer Auction starts 2 June!
Could you spare a monthly donation by standing order to help our older dogs with veterinary treatment? £1 a paw per month (£4 per dog) would be ideal but any contribution, however small, is a big help to us. Our biggest expense is by far, veterinary costs. The majority of our dogs need at least … Continue reading A Pound a Paw Appeal
Funds are running very low at Oldies Club. Michelle, our Treasurer, has this urgent message for our supporters…
Oldies Club are thrilled to annouce the winners chosen by our judges. We had in 254 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition has raise £558.50 ! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Oldies Club also wishes a big thank you to our judges:- Marc … Continue reading Woof Factor 2013 Results
Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the fifth 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 2013 – Now Closed
Oldies Club sets up various appeal pages via Just Giving, to help raise funds to help the oldies in our care. We are a volunteer-run charity and money raised is predominantly spent on vet bills. We are very grateful for every donation received. Below you can find details of various appeals, some for specific dogs … Continue reading Amber’s Amputation & Poppy’s Eye Op – can you help?
We urgently need to find a new foster or permanent home for Danny the pointer who came to us from Greece…
Updated 21/01/13 – Good news Amber has now been found and is safely back at her foster home. Amber is an 8 year old Collie Cross (darker female at front) who escaped from her fosterer’s garden near Gunnislake, Cornwall (PL18). She has only recently come into Oldies Club care following the death of her owner. … Continue reading Amber Has Been Found (PL18)
Happy New Year to all Oldies Club volunteers and supporters. Thank you so much for your help in 2012. We wish everyone all the best for 2013. We hope everyone had a lovely New Year’s Eve and that animal friends weren’t too bothered by fireworks. Maybe, with the start of a new year, you have … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions to help Oldies Club
Our Christmas Newsletter is now available to view HERE A big thank you to all who have contributed to this edition. We hope you enjoy reading it.
Hello, If you use facebook and/or twitter, could you spare a minute to help Oldies Club please? We have the chance of winning £1,000, which would be a great help for our oldies this Winter! To vote, you have to share our Pressies for Poochies story – click here and then press the facebook ‘like’ … Continue reading Vote for Oldies Club to win £1000!
Christmas is approaching and we are sure many of our wonderful supporters are starting to buy presents online? 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. It won’t cost you anything extra when shopping … Continue reading Please help us with easy fundraising this Christmas
** Sponsor an Oldie this Christmas! ** *If you wish to sponsor an oldie for a Christmas gift, please ensure that the donation and all sponsor information is with Oldies Club by Friday 7 December 2012 to enable us to print and post your sponsor pack(s) to you by the Royal Mail’s last posting dates* … Continue reading Sponsor a gorgeous Oldie as a gift this Christmas!
Frieda is a beautiful 8 year old Lurcher girl who came into Oldies Club care after being found as a stray and ending up in a council pound. She had been at the pound for quite a while and nobody was interested in adopting her – so Oldies Club offered her a rescue place. Unfortunately … Continue reading Seeking Special Foster Home for Fabulous Frieda
Oldies Club regularly gets calls asking for help with old terriers – Yorkies, Jack Russell Terriers, West Highland Terriers and Cairn Terriers and crosses of these breeds are all popular dogs. Many of these are dogs that have come from elderly owners who have died or had to go into long term care, leaving their … Continue reading Could you Foster A Terrier?
02/01/13 – Thank you to everyone who purchased a 2013 calendar. We have now sold out!! Oldies Club 2013 Desk Calendar is now available for you to order. The calendar is priced at £6.50 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of the calendars will go towards helping more older dogs to … Continue reading Oldies Club 2013 Calendars SOLD OUT
Tyson’s Angels competition – ends at 7pm tonight (Wed 31 October). The ladies at Tyson’s Angels have very kindly decided to help fundraise for Oldies Club this month. If you use facebook, please join the fundraising group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/438104282898738/ to enter. There are two great prizes – a pastel painting of your dog for you … Continue reading Tyson’s Angels competition to raise funds for Oldies Club
We are holding an online Autumn Auction via our facebook page, starting this Sunday 21 October, to raise funds! Please come and “like” our Auction page here. No bidding allowed until the auction starts on Sunday, but do come along and see the wonderful goodies we have available to bid on. Please read our information … Continue reading Our online Autumn Auction starts this Sunday!
Today we wish little Trish, one of our gorgeous Oldies Club sponsor dogs, a very Happy 17th Birthday!
Yes, dear little Trish has reached a wonderful 17 years of age :)
Have you got what it takes to be a fosterer for Oldies Club? We rely on our fosterers to assess dogs in their home and advise us on what type of home the dog in their care needs. Fostering may be only for a couple of weeks, while any medical care is given and while … Continue reading Fosterers Needed
We are very sorry to announce that Fiona Chalk has made the decision to step down as Chair and trustee of Oldies Club. Fiona has been our Chair since 2008, one of our foster coordinators, and an important member of the team right from the start, so we are very sorry to lose her as … Continue reading Changes at Oldies Club
The Oldies Club Transport team is looking for someone to join us to assist in the moving older dogs into their foster homes. The post requires computer literacy, logistical and communication skills, use of social media & forums, a good knowledge of UK geography and a lot of patience. As part of a team you … Continue reading Transport Team Volunteer Required
Our Summer Newsletter is now available to view HERE . Apologies for the delay. A big thank you to all who have contributed to this edition. We hope you enjoy reading it.
Alfie, this very cute little Corgi, is an Oldies Club supporter, who from 15-29 September 2012, will be walking 100 miles on his little legs, to raise funds for Oldies Club. It’s not safe for a little dog to be out walking on their own, so he is taking his lovely humans, Ray and Nora, … Continue reading Please sponsor little Alfie to walk 100 miles for Oldies Club!
We are always in need of people to help us publicise our charity and the plight of oldie dogs needing homes by putting up posters in vets, training clubs, post offices and libraries up and down the country. All our current posters and leaflets are available for you to download here.
Caravan: 7 night stay on dog friendly site We are holding an auction on facebook (click here) for a seven night stay in this dog-friendly caravan at Reighton Sands Holiday Park on the East Coast, very kindly donated by Oldies Club supporter, Julie. There is a reserve price of £250. This Haven caravan site is … Continue reading Auction – 7 day stay in dog-friendly caravan
Update 21/8/2012 – we are delighted to be able to let Baxter’s many fans know that one of our lovely foster carers has come forward to take Baxter in and foster him. Baxter still needs a forever home. Cute little Baxter is currently in kennels in Milton Keynes, and Oldies Club are keen to get … Continue reading Update: Foster Home Found for Baxter
19/06 Our Summer Auction has raised a wonderful £3226.19. A big thank you to all the individuals and companies who donated items and to all those who fiercely bid on them Oldies Club is holding an auction online, on facebook to help us raise much needed funds to help the dogs in our care. Click HERE … Continue reading Oldies Club Summer Auction
Oldies Club is thrilled and very grateful to have been included in this month’s Feel Good Park facebook charity competition by Animal Friends Pet insurance. The winning charity will receive £5,000 which would be an amazing amount to receive towards the care of our older dogs. If you use facebook, it is very quick and … Continue reading Vote for Oldies Club. Help us win up to £5,000
Update 11/5/2012 – Great news – Peggy’s current fosterer, having taken her on as strictly a short-term emergency foster – has decided that she cannot bear to part with her! Welcome home Peggy. Peggy will become an Oldies Club Sponsor dog – see her sponsor page here. ————————— Little Peggy Patterpaws needs a very special … Continue reading Forever home FOUND for Peggy Patterpaws!
5/6/2012 Tommy is now settling well in a foster home in Watford, Hertfordshire, and getting used to the comforts of home. He’s a lovely lad, eager to learn and please Tomi is an active, cheery Staffordshire bull terrier cross who is currently in kennels. He’s a gorgeous boy but because he can be exciteable when … Continue reading Foster home FOUND for Tomi Waggytail
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
Oldies Club are thrilled to annouce the winners chosen by our judges. We had in 255 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition has raise £577! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Oldies Club also wishes a big thank you to our judges:- Marc Abraham, … Continue reading Woof Factor 2012 Results
Little Peggy is a small terrier cross who is gentle and doesn’t need much exercise. Peggy has just been spayed and needs some TLC while she gets over the operation. She urgently needs a foster home in the W. Midlands area.
How would you feel if you woke up on your 30th birthday to find your loving wife had booked you a surprise skydive as a present?! Well that’s exactly what happened to Matt, an Oldies Club fosterer and supporter! His loving wife very kindly (ha, ha!) booked a tandem skydive for him and secretely set … Continue reading Matt’s surprise skydive for Oldies Club – please sponsor him!
Woof Factor 2012 is kindly sponsored by Bob and Lush Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the fourth 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 … Continue reading Woof Factor 2012 – Now Closed
Oldies Club has been selected as one of the charities in VetUK’s charity of the month competition on facebook :) If you use facebook, please CLICK HERE to vote for Oldies Club. Once on the VetUK March Charity Poll page, you just need to select “Oldies Club” from the list of charities and click on … Continue reading Vote for Oldies Club as charity of the month!
Today while people give cards and presents, we have decided to celebrate Love An Oldie Day :-) If you can spare a little donation towards the care of our dogs, please click on the above link – we would be very grateful. When you donate, you can choose to add a message, which will appear … Continue reading Love an Oldie Day!
Make sure you have a tissue to hand before reading Martin’s heartfelt tribute to sponsor dog, Gentle Ben, who sadly had to be put to sleep after losing his fight against cancer.
After the success of his first book Vet on Call (Ebury Press) Marc Abraham is now back with his second Pets in Need (Red Fox). This time his book is aimed at children (aged 6-10). Pets in Need is an enjoyable compilation of animal anecdotes that will encourage children to keep turning the page to … Continue reading Marc Abraham Book Auction
Our Christmas Newsletter is now available to view HERE A big thank you to all who have contributed to this edition. We hope you enjoy reading it.
Our splendid, super, and frankly rather fab patron, Marc The Vet, is very kindly donating £1 to Oldies Club for every one of his Canine Care iPhone apps sold before 2nd January 2012…
UPDATE 8/1/2012 LILLIE STILL NEEDS A HOME! If you can’t offer Lillie a home, but live within about 3 hours of Oxfordshire, could you download and print her poster and put it up somewhere the public can see, to help spread her story? Lillie is a 12 year old Collie x Whippet x Jack Russell. … Continue reading URGENT Appeal: foster or forever home for Lillie
** Sponsor an Oldie this Christmas! ** *If you wish to sponsor an oldie for a Christmas gift, please ensure that the donation and all sponsor information is with Oldies Club by Friday 9 December 2011 to enable us to print and post your sponsor pack(s) to you by the Royal Mail’s last posting dates* … Continue reading Sponsor an Oldie this Christmas!
09/01/12 – Thank you to everyone who purchased a 2012 calendar. We have now sold out!! Oldies Club 2012 Desk Calendar is now available for you to order. The calendar is priced at £5.99 inc p&p (inside the UK). 100% of the sale price of the calendars will go towards helping more older dogs to … Continue reading Oldies Club 2012 Calendars – SOLD OUT
Oldies Club is holding an auction online, on facebook to help us raise much needed funds to help the dogs in our care. Click HERE for the auction page. You will need to “like” the page in order to bid. Once you arrive at the auctions page, click on Photos from the left hand menu, … Continue reading Oldies Club Autumn Auction – NOW OPEN!
Oldies Club have kindly been donated a one day practical workshop with full qualification to auction (normally worth £195) This stimulating one-day course gives you all you need to become a Reiki Practitioner with a focus on treating dogs. Each course is limited to a few participants only so you get plenty of practical experience … Continue reading 1 Day Reiki Practical Workshop Auction
Oldies Club has new fundraising pages at Just Giving! Angela’s Soap Free Month! This may not be as revolting as it first sounds! Please click here to read about Angela’s challenge and sponsor her as she fundraises for Oldies Club. Suki and her Teddy Dear Suki, a 11 year old Golden Retriever, who came into … Continue reading Sponsor Angela’s SoapFreeMonth? Help Suki & her Teddy?
16/08/11 – This auction is now closed and has raised £200!! The final auction total was £190 but the winner’s dog Oldies Club Laddie has insisted she rounds it up to £200 for which we are grateful :) Thank you to everyone who bidded. Oldies Club have kindly been donated a personalised charcoal portrait by a … Continue reading Charcoal Portrait Auction
Oldies Club urgently need to find a new permanent foster home for Boxer, a 15 year old terrier who is in our care in Devon. Boxer is fit and healthy, but he can be grumpy and seems to be finding it difficult to settle after the sad death of his owner. Boxer needs a home with no other animals or children.
Oldies Club is auctioning two paperback books – a copy each of ‘Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts’ and ‘Walking Back to Happiness’. The books will be signed by the author, Lucy Dillon, who is a huge dog lover and passionate about rescue. The auction is being held on our new auctions page on facebook, is … Continue reading Signed Lucy Dillon books being auctioned for Oldies Club
Our Summer Newsletter is now available to view HERE A big thank you to all who have contributed to this edition. We hope you enjoy reading it.
edited 12/07/11 – Auction has now ended. This item raised a wonderful £44 for Oldies Club Nina Ottosson is the creator of fun interactive games that you can play with your dog. These games are designed to stimulate the dog’s mind rather than their body. Oldies Club has kindly been donated a brand new copy … Continue reading Fun With Fido – Nina Ottosson Game Auction
Dobby the House Elf came into Oldies Club care as if by magic. He found the perfect new home and we’ve been sent a short update on his progress and some excellent photos…
Update 18/5/2011 : We’ve had a BRILLIANT response to our call for foster home for Ben, huge thanks to all the Edinburgh area people. We now have a few options for Ben and are just checking a few details. If you’ve contacted us, we will get back to you very soon! Thank you to everyone … Continue reading Fabulous new foster home found for Ben!
Oldies Club are thrilled to annouce the winners chosen by our judges. We had in 228 photos which was a fantastic response!! We are pleased to say The Woof Factor Photo Competition has raise £512! A huge thank you to all those who entered. Oldies Club also wishes a big thank you to our judges:- Marc Abraham, … Continue reading Woof Factor 2011 Results!!
Sophie is a dream of a staffy girl who is good with everyone and everything and doesn’t need much exercise. We couldn’t believe she hadn’t been snapped up…
“Irrespective of your dogs’ age, this book is an excellent and informative read. Older dogs are the best reference for owners of puppies and younger dogs since they inform us about signs of age-related disorders and conditions that may baffle their owners or be missed altogether. The book is an easy and enjoyable read, explaining … Continue reading Living with an Older Dog Book Auction
Thank you to all who have taken part in Woof Factor 2011. Photos have now been sent to the judges Oldies Club is celebrating older dogs! We are holding a fundraising photo competition for the third year running especially for dogs age 7 and over. The winning dog will represent the Oldies Club for the … Continue reading Woof Factor 2011 – Now Closed
Oldies Club were lucky enough to be invited back to Crufts to share a stand with our patron Marc Abraham on Saturday 12th March. 6 volunteers and 5 gorgeous Oldies (& 1 younger associate) travelled to the NEC to help promote older dogs and fundraise. We decorated the stand with our banner, posters and display … Continue reading Oldies Club at Crufts & PupAid Cheque Presentation
Update 12 March 2011 – we’re very pleased to let you know that Ruby has now been moved to a permanent foster home as an Oldies Club sponsor dog. Her page in our sponsor dog section will be updated soon. Thank you to those who have enquired about her :) Sadly since arriving in her … Continue reading Ruby – has now found a permanent foster home :)
Blue, is a 13 year old rather handsome, male Border Collie, who recently came into the care of Oldies Club. He arrived with a large lump under his tail, which was growing fast and really bothering him :-( Oldies Club arranged for a vet to look at the lump as a matter of urgency. The … Continue reading Blue’s urgent operation: please will you donate?
Oldies Club attend events around the country throughout the year to help raise much needed funds and also spread the word about dogs in Oldies Club care & find more volunteers to help us. We are now starting to look into other ways of doing this via street collections and meet & greets. Oldies Club … Continue reading Could you help our Fundraising Team?
Oldies Club was contacted recently about a Collie cross who was in a pound and out of time (legally, even a healthy stray dog can be put down if he/she remains unclaimed by their owner after seven days). This poor old chap was estimated to be around 15 years of age and faced being put … Continue reading Lucky Larry – 15 year old poundie saved!
Oldies Club have kindly been donated a small suppy of the book Dogs in Residence. This book is a Bed & Breakfast guide of England with a difference. Not where you can take your dog ( although many of the B&Bs do welcome dogs) but where you can go to meet some doggie chums and have … Continue reading Dogs In Residence Book – Available to Purchase
Due to the arrival of the white stuff we’ve decided on an impromptu snow competition. Send us your best snow creations and you could win one of these gorgeous beanie buddy dogs. Its £1 entry (please send to email@example.com ) and the competition will be running until 31st December at 9pm. Photos can be … Continue reading Snow Creations Competition – Now Closed
The 2010 Christmas newsletter is now available to view here If you wish to download a copy click File and then Download Original A big thank you to all who contributed to our newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it
ROCK LEGENDS-SIGNED PUP AID EPIPHONE CASINO GUITAR GOES UNDER THE HAMMER TO HELP FIGHT PUPPY FARMING UK’s Rock Royalty give their support to TV Vet Marc Abraham’s anti-puppy farming campaign PUP AID by signing a unique guitar for dog charities. Kicked off in September by Liam Gallagher, PUP AID 2010 was launched with the Oasis … Continue reading PUP AID Guitar Going Under the Hammer – Press Release
We realise some of you would like to order sponsor packs as last minute Christmas gifts and very much welcome your support. However, please note that sponsor packs ordered from Sunday 19 December 2010 onwards are likely to arrive after Christmas. ** Sponsor an Oldie this Christmas! ** If you are looking for a special … Continue reading Sponsor an oldie this Christmas!
We’d like to apologise to users of our website who have been trying to read about the lovely oldies needing homes, only to find that the website was down for a day or so. We’re pleased to say that everything should be working normally now, although as the site had to be restored from a … Continue reading We’re back! :)
29/10/10 – We have received such tremendous response to this and all our dogs are now in the process of being allocted so we wont be taking on anymore Secret Santas. Sometimes Oldies Club comes across dogs who – because of the physical or emotional damage they have suffered, or due to terminal illness – … Continue reading Sponsor Dog Secret Santa Scheme