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Post by AmyJo on Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:17 pm

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Cassie is a 10 year old small Border Collie X who came into Oldies Club care with her friend, Jessie, when their owner sadly passed away. Cassie and Jessie are in different foster homes and are being rehomed separately. Cassie is in an Oldies Club foster home in Benson, Oxfordshire waiting for someone to offer her a permanent home.

Cassie is an archetypal youthful, ball-obsessed Collie. Her foster carer says “Someone forgot to tell her that she is supposed to be old. Cassie is absolutely toy mad, especially balls and anything that squeaks. If Cassie had her way you would be throwing balls for her 20 hours a day“.

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2 weeks to settle: Cassie took over 2 weeks to settle at her foster home. She is clean in the house now but in the first 2 weeks she had a few accidents due to the stress of the upheaval. Her adopters will need to be prepared to be patient with Cassie and understand that she might have a few accidents due to nerves until she settles in her new home. Cassie can be left for 2 to 3 hours but any longer than that and she starts to get upset and becomes vocal; she isn’t destructive. Cassie is quite an insecure, timid girl and is always looking for your approval.

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OK with dogs and older children: Cassie is happiest in the company of humans who throw balls for her. She is OK with quieter dogs but she doesn’t like pushy dogs and will tell them off, but she doesn’t go any further than that. She isn’t used to living with cats and will chase them if she sees them, but she will stop when called. She would be fine to live with teenagers (especially if they will throw her ball!) but not young children as she wouldn’t want to be pulled about. She can get over excited when playing but her foster carer is training her in this respect.

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Loves walks and playing: Cassie just LOVES playing fetch on her walks, so needs to be walked in an open space. She is very excited at the beginning of her walk and pulls for 5-10 minutes, but settles down and walks by your side. Off lead she is perfect: just throw the ball for her! Her recall is perfect as long as you have a ball in your hand. She ignores other dogs on her walks but doesn’t like them joining her game of fetch. She doesn’t retaliate if another dog takes her ball though, she just runs off to find something else for you to throw (stick, leaf…). She wears a jacket when out to keep the cold off her joints. Cassie is getting 2 x 30 minute walks a day with a 10 minute walk last thing at night.

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Cries in the car: In her foster carer’s car Cassie travels behind a dog guard. She will sit down but she cries and barks during the journey. However there has been no sign of travel sickness.

Cassie likes: Fetch, fetch, more fetch. Toys and chews.

Cassie dislikes: Raised voices, loud noises and the hoover.

Cassie’s perfect home: Cassie needs a collie-experienced home where someone is around a lot of the time for cuddles and ball throwing as she thrives on human companionship. She would suit an active, rural home, maybe with a semi-retired active couple. She would like a good-sized garden that is suitable for playing ball and find-the-treat games. She would also like a large toy box and a constant supply of tennis balls please! She likes to learn new things, so an owner who will be happy to spend time on regular training and activities would be perfect.

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Health notes: Cassie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. She is in general good health. She has a fatty lump on her sternum and the vet says just to keep an eye on it. Her front canine teeth are worn down; the vet thinks she could have chewed stones in the past or, as she is missing a front tooth as well, could have injured her teeth playing fetch with something heavy. They don’t seem to cause her any problems. She has some arthritis in her back legs, particularly her back left leg, which leaves her stiff after a long game of fetch but doesn’t slow her down. She is on supplements but may need something stronger in the future. She is around the correct weight but could lose 1-2kgs to help her joints. She had a kidney infection which cleared up with a course of antibiotics but the vet advises her new owners to look out for any signs of it reappearing.

Foster carer’s summary: “Cassie is a small dog with a big personality! She is completely mad but in a good way. She will have you laughing at her antics. She loves playing games and won’t hesitate to greet you with a ball in her mouth or drop a ball on your lap when you are least expecting it. She is a such a character who won us over with just one look of her big brown eyes. She needs an understanding, patient owner as she doesn’t adjust very quickly to change. But the reward you get at the end is worth the wait when you get a kiss from her and she feels safe enough to sleep on your knee. She really is the perfect dog and whoever is adopts her, and her ball obsession, will be a very lucky person.”

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If you can offer Cassie a permanent home, please refer to our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

She can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet her.
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Post by AmyJo on Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:18 pm

Cassie is reserved great1
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Post by AmyJo on Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:31 pm

homecheck passed. Awaiting adoption visit great1
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Post by AmyJo on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:16 pm

Cassie has gone to her new home yahoo1
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