Are you a wannabe thespian? A secret star in the making? Would you be tempted by a chance to appear on television with one of Britain’s best-loved comedy actors? Well, grab your greasepaint and memorise those lines because Oldies Club is offering you the chance of a lifetime! Thanks to the generosity of actor and … Continue reading ITV’s Doc Martin – AUCTION ENDED
Sophie, a falconer, has very kindly donated a number of birds of prey experiences to the Oldies Club for fundraising purposes. Oldies Club is currently auctioning a Hawk Walk and two Barn Owl Hours via the Refuge forum. You can read more about the Hawk Walk here. and the Barn Owl Hours here and here. … Continue reading Fancy a hawk walk? A barn owl hour?
At long last the Oldies club has a new website, which should give us more room for expansion in future! A few things may not be working quite right at the moment. If you’ve found something you think is broken, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. The forms for submitting an oldie and joining the … Continue reading New Oldies Club Website
Want to see the dogs taken into foster homes by the Oldies Club, vet treated, assessed and rehomed to loving new owners in 2008? A huge thanks to everyone who has put up posters, manned a stall, fundraised, donated, helped with transport, fostered, or simply told a friend about the Oldies Club. You are all … Continue reading See the Oldies Club dogs rehomed in 2008
After the success of this year’s camping trip it was decided that it would be nice to end 2008 off with another social event. On a crisp December Sunday morning a group of Oldies Club supporters and their dogs met up for a walk at Westonbirt Arboretum, Wiltshire. It was lovely to see 25+ dogs … Continue reading Oldies go walking at Westonbirt
We made a special plea for our dear little Ernie…
~~~Calendar~~~ Oldies Club has produced its first ever calendar, featuring some of the wonderful oldies rehomed by the charity. It’s a desk calendar and the cover features the lovely Lady: The calendar also features dogs such as Cassie the bull terrier, Barney the lab, Marvellous Max, beautiful sponsor girl FeeBee, Dusky Musky, Happy Casper and … Continue reading Calendars and Christmas cards available now!
Do you have time to spare and a love of oldies? We are looking to recruit Regional Co-ordinators, plus a Writer for the Oldies Club website.
Sunday 31 August The Great British Duck Race, The River Thames, nr Hampton Court. Once again, Oldies Club are taking part in the Great British Duck Race. Ducks are available to adopt now and you could be the winner of a whopping Â£10,000 or one of the other 30 top prizes! Adoption can be done … Continue reading Adopt a duck for Oldies Club!
It all started on Sunday 18th May 2008. I stood at the most northerly point in the UK, and took my first step of Trish’s Trudge which would take me the length of the country to Lands End! Now, almost 80 days later, I’ve reached the wet hills of Yorkshire and am working my way … Continue reading Trish’s Trudge – latest update
Speak Out for Animals (S.O.F.A), a school animal action club, is campaigning for microchipping of dogs to be made law. Click here to view and sign the petition. Taken from the petition site: Recent reports state that over 100,000 strays were collected in 2007. All of these had to be cared for by local councils … Continue reading SOFA Petition for compulsory microchipping
We currently have a number of dogs in our care that have very little chance of finding permanent homes. Sadly, these dogs have health problems and will need regular medication and special care for whatever time they have left. Oldies Club can provide permanent foster places for these dogs, so that they will enjoy a … Continue reading Can you help our sponsor dogs?
Torbay 10km run – Sunday 24 August Oldies Club supporter Robin Gilford is taking part in the Torbay (Devon) 10km run on Sunday 24 August 2008 and is very kindly seeking people to sponsor him to raise funds for Oldies Club. If you would like to sponsor Robin, please email Angela at email@example.com with your … Continue reading Run Robin, Run!
We just couldn’t understand why no-one has enquired about Kyle the Cocker Spaniel. He’s a lovely old boy who will make someone’s home complete. Update – Kyle has now found a home!
The Oldies Club held another wonderful camping weekend, with oldie dogs, supporters, and younger dogs of all shapes and sizes attending. A good time was had by all, with lots of dog chat and the Mystery Event, a spur of the minute dog show (which was incredibly hard to judge!) won by our own beautiful … Continue reading Oldies Camping weekend 2008
Since the Oldies Club was set up three years ago, we have helped many old dogs find new homes. Now, we are at risk of becoming the victims of our own success.
Trish, a slightly crazy(?), but very lovely Oldies Club supporter has decided she is going to walk from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise funds for the Oldies Club and Dogs Trust. She is starting in mid-May and estimates from all the planning and research she’s doing, that she will be walking 1,200 miles, … Continue reading Can you join Trish on her 1,200 mile Trudge?
Because Oldies Club supporters and helpers are all over the place, it’s harder for us than for most rescues to have a treasure hunt. So we decided to have an online one instead! The secret Oldies Club treasure hidden in the website is a yummy ‘Hamper’ containing various items of Green & Blacks Chocolate – … Continue reading Oldies Club Online Treasure Hunt!
Because the Oldies Club only deals with dogs that are at least 7 years old, our vet bills are always higher than average for most dog rescues – but at the moment we are particularly struggling with bills.
We are currently caring for Feebee, Cofi, Scooter and Max – all older dogs who…
Regular readers will probably share our affection for Dane and our strong hope that he would eventually find a suitable loving home. Sadly, poor Dane’s health is not too good and Freshfields have decided to not rehome him as they feel the stress of a move could be too much for his heart. 27/9/08 Dane has now sadly passed away
The birthday WISH event on 22nd March has had to be postponed due to the expected bad weather. Oldie dogs don’t like having to stand about in the cold! We will be holding this event on Sunday 6th April instead (to be confirmed).
Paddy Driscoll, a dog trainer and member of the APDT, is holding a Clicker Fun Day on Sunday 11 May at Nettleham Village Hall, nr Lincoln. She has very kindly decided that all profits from the day will go to the Oldies Club and a rescue local to her, Four Legged Friends. Paddy says: Come … Continue reading Clicker Fun Day – 11 May, Nettleham Village Hall, nr Lincoln
The Oldies Club will be 3 years old this year, and to celebrate, we’re holding a series of Birthday WISH events around the country, appealing for more new homes for Oldies Club dogs, and for older dogs at rescues everywhere in the UK! Wanted: Interested Supportive Homes If you’d like to help us promote the … Continue reading Oldies Club 3rd Birthday WISH Events
Can you help us to care for the growing list of dogs desperately waiting to join the Oldies Club?
Used Stamp Collection Resumed! We are very pleased to announce that we have restarted our collection of used stamps. All stamps, UK and foreign, welcome. Please note there is a new address to send to: Oldies Club Stamps c/o 35 Belle Vue Street Healey, Batley West Yorks WF17 8DD Thank you for your support.
The competition results are now up for each of the classes – you can see them here. There is also a thread to vote for your favourite Best In Show (open to regular members of the Refuge forum). Well done to all the winners and thank you to everyone who took part, your support is … Continue reading Photo competition – Results up – and voting for Best In Show!
Oldies Club has established various affiliate schemes with different companies/websites. To find out more, please look at the Christmas Shopping page of the website by clicking here. There are various websites where you can treat your pets to some lovely presents – for Christmas and all year round :) There are training products, books, toys, … Continue reading Do your Christmas Shopping and help Oldies Club
Our Oldies Club Christmas cards are now available :) We have two designs this year – for details of the cards and how to order, please click here. Thank you for your support! :)
Update: We have received a number of excellent responses to this requirement and have now short-listed candidates. However, if you have skills and time to offer the Oldies Club, do still please get in touch. We need help in a number of areas including PR, Fundraising, and Events Organisation. If you would love to help … Continue reading Writing about oldies – positions now filled
A copy of the new TTouch book, Unlock Your Dog’s Potential, from Sarah Fisher, the UK’s highest qualified TTouch Equine and Companion Animal Instructor, is being auctioned on the Refuge to raise funds for Oldies Club. You can view the auction thread here – you will need to be a member of the Refuge in … Continue reading TTouch book being auctioned for Oldies Club
Sweet, 8 year old Gemma was one of our longest stayers and we simply couldn’t understand why…
Creative children needed for Oldies Club Christmas Card 2007 competition! The Oldies Club charity is looking for some help from its younger supporters! :) We have launched a competition in the hope of finding a new and unique design for this yearâ€™s Oldies Club Christmas card. The theme is â€œolder dogs at Christmasâ€ and we … Continue reading Creative children needed for Oldies Club Christmas Card 2007 competition!
The lovely people at Kitsch Collars are donating 10% of their profits for this month (September) to the Oldies Club. Kitsch Collars make fancy collars for all sizes of dog, from toy breeds to Great Danes, and also have a great range of wider collars specifically for sighthounds. They have modern printed designs, classic tapestry … Continue reading Kitsch Collars sponsors the Oldies Club in September
21 August 2007 – Ellie has now officially changed her name to Ellie Lucy Junk Yard Dog Blake :) Thank you to those who sponsored Ellie :) You can make payment via the PayPal link to the top right of the screen – if you would consider adding a little extra to cover PayPal fees, … Continue reading Oldies Club supporter becomes ‘Ellie Lucy Junk Yard Dog Blake’
The Oldies Club has been selected as the sponsored rescue of the month, for August, on the Refuge rescue forum. Find out how to donate through this scheme here. You will need to be a member of the Refuge forum in order to take part, but registration is very quick and easy :) On behalf … Continue reading Oldies Club selected as ‘Rescue of the Month’
It’s one of the busiest and saddest times of year for dog rescues and we are appealing for new transport volunteers. If you can drive, own a car and have a little time to spare, you could help to save lives…
We desperately need two special dog-free foster homes. If you are an experienced dog-owner but don’t currently have a dog, and you would like to help the Oldies Club by fostering one of our dogs, please read on…
17 June 2007 – Paul completed the marathon for the Oldies Club. We are extremely grateful to Paul for doing this run to raise funds for the Oldies. Thank you Paul :) ***Please sponsor Paul to run the South Downs Marathon for the Oldies Club*** Paul Loader has very kindly offered to run the South … Continue reading Paul runs South Downs Marathon for the Oldies Club!!!
***Online auction for the Oldies Club and Dogstar runs until Sunday 10 June*** The online auction has now started. Please visit here to check out the fantastic items on offer, which include a weekend in Cornwall a home garden design :) The Refuge forum is very kindly holding an online auction, with proceeds to be … Continue reading Online auction for the Oldies Club and Dogstar Foundation
Sadly the company that has bought the stamps we have collected in the past has ceased trading. We have found someone who will buy the stamps we have at the moment as a ‘one off’, but after that we will no longer be collecting stamps for fundraising unless we can locate another company prepared to … Continue reading Oldies Club Stamp Collection Suspended, After 10th May
The Oldies Club has just received a donation of £1000 from the KPMG small charities fund, towards our Vet Fund Appeal. The donation was applied for by Oldies Club supporter Mark Poles, who works for the accountancy firm’s Plymouth office. We estimate that this will probably cover all the vet bills for about 6 oldies. … Continue reading A thank you to KPMG…
Update 1 April 2007 – the auctions have now closed. Thanks to everyone who bid, all monies raised go directly to the Oldies Club :) The wonderful people at Patch and Scott have very kindly donated a number of truly luxurious leather collar and lead sets to the Oldies Club. A small red leather collar … Continue reading Luxury Leather collar/lead sets – auction!
We’re delighted to announce that the Oldies Club is now officially a registered charity. Our shiny new Charity Number is 1118246. Huge thanks to everyone who worked to get this sorted out, particularly our marvelous Special Ops team of Frances and Gio for wrestling with the paperwork, Liz our hyper-efficient treasurer and Cindy our Chairman … Continue reading Oldies Club becomes a registered charity!
In a few weeks time, we’re going to be giving this website a bit of a cleanout. We will soon be coming up to 900 dogs listed on the website and rehomed, which is excellent news! However, unfortunately we cannot really store all the photographs and records in public forever: it’s getting harder to run … Continue reading Website spring clean planned – some items will be removed
The second birthday of the Oldies Club is coming up at the end of March and we’re planning a few different events. In particular there will be three Anniversary walks: one in Norfolk, one in Cheshire and one in Gloucestershire. See details of times and locations below: If you are in the Norfolk area: The … Continue reading OC Birthday Walks on 15th April 2007
January 2007 The Oldies Club has added its support to the new ‘Say No to Breed Specific Legislation‘ website, set up due to recent media reports calling for more legislation for “dangerous” dogs. The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust have both made statements (which can be found on the above website) opposing Breed Specific Legislation … Continue reading Oldies Club adds support to Say No to BSL website
The K9 Rescue Knitting Club makes dog coats for sale, with all the proceeds going to Dog rescues. This year they have chosen to help the Oldies Club.
Hundreds of dogs will die this Christmas, simply because there are too many of them and not enough homes.
Max was distraught and crying in his kennel at The Ark in Lincolnshire. Things looked bleak: Max was pining away. But Max’s story captured the hearts of so many Oldies Club readers that The Ark was inundated with people wanting to help him…
Brindle had been in Oldies Club care for months and, up until this weekend, hadn’t had a single enquiry. But he’s now in a wonderful new home!
There will be a march protesting the continuing abandonment and killing of greyhounds, inspired by the Sunday Times news stories from July 2006, in London on November 18th. This is a general protest and a chance for all doglovers, whether greyhound owners, owners of other breeds or people who just like dogs and don’t like … Continue reading March for the Greyhounds 18th Nov 2006
Get your Oldies Club Christmas cards – two designs available.
Regular readers will have seen lovely old Bella the Staffie who has been waiting at The Ark, for the chance of a new home, since her owner died.
Springer Spaniel, Tess, went missing from Ockwells Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire at around 7pm on Thursday 28 September. Have you seen Tess?
The owners of Tess, the oldie Springer who went missing in Maidenhead recently, are organising a search party for Saturday 14 October. Please can you join the search?
Are you with AOL or NTL for your internet access? You may not be getting our email updates! Posters and memos are on our website too, please check them here!
Bit of a hiccup on the email front…
Billy may have reached the tender age of 13 and be partially deaf with his eyesight not as good as it once might have been, but he still has an important job as Office Dog at WOW, a graphic design company based in Swindon
Staffycross aims to obtain 8,000 “signatures” online, one for each of the 8,000 dogs destroyed in council pounds in the UK last year, according to the Dogs Trust 2005 Survey.
Ever wondered where a Oldies Club entry you’ve read previously has suddenly disappeared to? Here’s a quick guide to how the website is organised…
Being an oldie doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Some of the Oldies met up for a camping weekend this month.
This week is Greyhound Awareness Week, when we remember the plight of the thousands of racing and ex-racing greyhounds.
Dorothy, one of our first poster dogs, and Tango have both won prizes at the Northern Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue sponsored walk event.
It’s the Oldies Club’s first birthday this month, so for a bit of fun we’ve put together a fun oldies quiz.
Appeal for Information: A male Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been found burned alive. He was wearing a collar, harness and had been muzzled, tightly tied to a tree and set on fire, his remains were found by a dog walker on the outskirts of Handsworth Golf Course, Birmingham on Wednesday 15th February.
Oldie dog Seb and his owner have been working hard for the Oldies Club and have appeared on BBC local radio.
Submit your photos of oldies and not so oldies – help the Oldies Club and maybe win a prize!
Alice, an oldie terrier, is the first Oldies Club dog to qualify as a visiting Pets as Therapy dog!
Castledon Greyhound Rescue Kennels is appealing for permanent foster homes for Dreamer or Wolfie (they don’t have to go together!). All vets bills will be covered…
We’ve put together some ideas for Christmas, from dog toys to books! All benefit the Oldies Club if you buy through these links.
Special appeal for anyone that wishes to help with transportation of dogs for the Oldies Club.
Update 2/10/05 Benny has found a new home, at last. Good luck Benny!
Hello again :-) I have been running a “guess the name of the dog” competition and still have some names left to choose from! We are also running a raffle, and if you buy one of our raffle tickets, you are in with the chance of winning a pet portrait and loads of other prizes … Continue reading Guess the Name of the Dog! & Pet Portrait Raffle!
Loveable oldie Dan has a perineal hernia. Dan’s foster home has offered to lend the Oldies Club the £650 for his operation so he can start getting better quickly, but they can’t afford to pay for it out of their own pockets permanently, so we are now desperately looking for funds to cover this. If … Continue reading Funds urgently needed for an operation for Dan
At last, the Oldies Club application for registered charity status is almost ready to go, but there is one thing that needs to be done before it can be submitted. We need to adopt a constitution and elect Trustees and Officers. We are doing this through the Oldies AR forum, as a virtual meeting of … Continue reading Registered Charity – Your Member Votes Needed Now!
July has seen the number of dogs featured on the OC website that are now rehomed cross the 100 mark! It never ceases to amaze me how rapidly some of the dogs get rehomed. We had Amy, the staffy with a severe skin condition for only a couple of weeks before her new owner came … Continue reading Oldies Club passes 100 dogs rehomed!