Little BigPaw is proud to support The Oldies Club – helping older dogs find forever homes.
Oldies Club is an organisation dedicated to helping homeless older dogs. they support dogs in foster homes until permanent homes can be found.
Oldies Club is always 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 handed in for many reasons, sometimes due to the death of their owners, changes in circumstances or where elderly owners are unable to take care of their much loved dogs any longer.
Oldies club also takes in dogs who, because of the physical or emotional damage they have suffered, or due to terminal illness, cannot be rehomed. In these cases, which have sadly become more frequent, they endeavour to provide long-term foster placements with experienced carers who will ensure these oldies know a loving, secure home for their final years. Funding for this comes from sponsorship, if you would like to adopt or sponsor an Oldie follow the link “Sponsor an Oldie“
Having followed Oldies Club progress on social media Little BigPaw decided to sponsor one of Oldies well deserved dogs, introducing Jazz a 14 year old Staffie/Boxer cross.
Following a relationship breakdown Jazz came into Oldies Club care in 2016. Sadly he is a sensitive soul having been badly attacked by other dogs prior to coming into rescue, resulting in over 200 stitches. Jazz is understandably nervous around other dogs.
Jazz’s fosterers have worked very hard to help but due to his previous experiences Jazz needed a special home where he is the only dog. Due to these circumstances and a lack of re-homing offers Oldies Club made the decision in 2017 that he should be placed in the Sponsor dog scheme. This resulted in Jazz remaining as a permanent foster dog in his current foster home, he has settled well and the Oldies Club Charity covers the cost of vets bills and any behavioural support needed.
As you can see from Jazz’s wonderful photo’s his family says he doesn’t pull much on the lead, is good travelling in the car and has wonderful manners – even helping get the washing in from the line. Jazz can now be left alone for 3-4 hours if necessary, but enjoys being with his family whenever possible, loves playing football in the garden and will do anything for a treat. Jazz is still a “fit and active Oldie” but is happy to have a bit of a snooze too.
Jazz’s family say he is a beautiful, bright , loving and happy boy, intelligent and willing to please.
Without the support of the Oldies Club and fosterers, and generous donations from the public, dogs like Jazz may be overlooked so every penny raised is crucial.
We are proud to sponsor Jazz and will update with his progress.
If you would like to adopt or sponsor an Oldie follow the link “Sponsor an Oldie”