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Dogs Trust Canterbury resident with broken leg now firmly back on her feet and ready for a new home

Ivy, the one-year-old Lurcher who came into the care of Dogs Trust Canterbury on Christmas Eve in 2018 with a broken leg, has been recovering well and is now ready to find her forever home.

Upon arriving at the Rehoming Centre, Ivy was immediately checked by a vet and found to have broken her hind leg. As well as receiving the medical support needed, Ivy was then placed into a foster home as part of the Home-From-Home Fostering program, so she could continue her recovery in the comfort of a family home.

Ivy’s fracture was very complicated and required a two hour surgery to repair. During her time in foster care with Bryan and Sharon Taylor, Ivy was given all her home comforts and lots of TLC which aided her continued recovery.

It wasn’t long before Ivy was on the mend and her foster carers soon discovered that is a very sweet one-year-old Lurcher who loves human companionship almost as much as she loves her food. She is very smart and knows all her basic training, including 'sit' and 'wait'. Now she is fully healed, she enjoys playing football and is never far from one of her favourite soft squeaky toys.

Ivy has been enjoying all the attention she has been getting from her foster carer Sharon, who said:

“It has been an absolute pleasure to look after Ivy and as much as we will miss her when she finds her forever home, it has been a really rewarding experience as this has been our first foster dog.

“It is great to see her in good spirits and firmly back on her feet after a lengthy recovery, so we are going to help show off her amazing personality so that she can potentially find her a special home.”

Harriet Blaskett, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Canterbury said:

“Ivy hadn’t had the best end to the year, but with the help of her dedicated foster carers, her 2019 is already looking much brighter. We are going to do everything in our power to make sure her year continues positively. We hope it won’t be long before she is dashing about like a typical Lurcher. Everyone at the Rehoming Centre has their fingers and paws crossed that her special someone is just around the corner.”

If you think you could give Ivy the kind of love and support she deserves, please get in touch with the team on 0300 303 0292.