Could you foster a homeless hound?
Dogs Trust Shoreham is appealing to local dog lovers to help homeless hounds in need of a little extra TLC by volunteering to foster a dog as part of the charity's Home from Home scheme.
The nationwide scheme, which places dogs in foster homes in their local area, gives dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes who might not be coping well in kennels the chance to thrive in a home environment and prepare for family life again.
One of these such dogs is nine-week-old crossbreed puppy Jet who was handed into Dogs Trust Shoreham just days before Christmas. As he was such a young puppy, staff knew he would benefit from additional socialisation and playtime so decided to place him in a foster home. Thankfully foster carer Lisa Carmel was able to take Jet home the next day where he was lovingly cared for until he was ready to find a new home.
Sarah Howard, Foster Care Coordinator at Dogs Trust Shoreham comments,
"Whilst most dogs are raring to go when it comes to finding a new home, some dogs need a little more special attention and that's where fostering comes in. Our Foster Carers offer additional support for dogs who might have health concerns, aren't really enjoying kennel life or just need a little extra one-to-one care. They provide a loving, happy space which allows our dogs to enjoy their home comforts and become better prepared for finding their forever homes when the time comes."
Jet's Foster Carer, Lisa Carmel comments,
“I am thrilled that I signed up to the Dogs Trust Fostering Scheme. It’s such a privilege to be able to help dogs in need and give them some extra TLC, away from kennel life. I know that fostering Jet has given him a valuable chance to get plenty of one-to-one attention which will help with his habituation and socialisation during his early life.”
“I have three dogs of my own who love making new friends with the foster arrivals and I am looking forward to taking on other dogs of all shapes and sizes who need my help in the future.”
If you would like to offer a foster home to any of the wonderful dogs cared for at Dogs Trust Shoreham please call the Rehoming Centre on 0300 303 0292.