We are fortunate to have so many fantastic pet personalities at WALTHAM. But there comes a time when we have to wave farewell to them as they retire from working with us. We look to rehome our cats at 9 and our dogs at 8 years old. There is still a spring in their step, and hopefully, plenty more years for them to enjoy their retirement in their new home. However, if they have veterinary issues which means that they can’t take part in our trials, or their temperament isn’t suited to our environment, and we recognise it isn’t for everyone, we will rehome our pets at a younger age.
Many of our pets have a list of potential new owners, ready and waiting to invite them into their homes. If you are interested in rehoming a WALTHAM pet, please use the ‘contact us’ form to find out more.
Meet Topic and Jinx
Topic and Jinx are both WALTHAM pets that now live together with Su, a WALTHAM Associate. At the pet centre, we will occasionally change the dog breeds we have on site. This happened in 2015 when we rehomed all our Miniature Schnauzers. Topic was in the last litter of Schnauzers we had, which meant that Su rehomed ‘Toppy’ when he was 18 months old. Now 5 years old, he is enjoying being the focus of attention for Su.
Six months ago, Su was able to offer another WALTHAM pet a home- and in strutted Jinx, a yellow Labrador retriever. Although older than Toppy, it only took a couple of days for her to settle into her new home. “Jinx is really sweet natured, but completely unaware of her (large) size and a bit clumsy. She’s fantastic with my grandchildren and has trained them to rub her belly, much to her delight.”
Meet Wilson and Kelp
Wilson and Kelp are brothers from the same litter. They worked together at WALTHAM, and now they are both retired with Flea, who trained them during their time at the pet centre. “I worked with Wilson and Kelp and saw how much time they chose to spend together. Every morning when we arrived they would be snuggled up with each other, so they had to be rehomed as a pair.” Now 11 years old, they are enjoying a leisurely lifestyle. Kelp is the first to snuggle up on your lap, while Wilson loves to go off exploring around the farm.