Dogs Trust Salisbury seek doggy foster ‘pawrents’

We're calling on local dog lovers to consider opening their hearts and their homes to a foster dog. 

 We're reaching out at a crucial time for dog welfare, as we unfortunately predict that more people will be left with no other choice but to hand their dog into their care in the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.   

Over the past year, our Salisbury rehoming centre has been overwhelmed with foster carer applications and have been able to place many dogs who were struggling in kennels during lockdown into temporary homes. However, we still have some dogs waiting to go into a foster home that need a more specific set up. Because of this, we're now recruiting for new foster carers who are around for the majority of the day, have no pets or children under 12 and are willing to take on dogs who need training, 

Emma Sainsbury, Home from Home Coordinator at Dogs Trust Salisbury, says: 

"Over recent months we have been so grateful for the support of our amazing foster carers, and for all the interest we’ve had from the local dog loving public to take in a dog during lockdown. This has  meant we’ve been able to get a lot of our dogs into temporary homes during these difficult times. However, as restrictions lift and some of our existing foster carers take a break from fostering, we now need more dog lovers to get in touch. 

"The ideal candidate would live no more than an hour’s drive from the centre, have a secure garden, live with older children and no other pets. Fostering is completely free and we’ll provide everything you could possibly need, such as food, bedding, toys, treats and are on hand to provide 24-hour guidance and training advice. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, we would love to hear from you!" 

If you think you can offer a rescue dog the type of foster home we are looking for please contact [email protected]

For more information visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/fostering