Dogs Trust

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Volunteer Foster Carers needed for our dogs

Stephen Thompson and foster carer Linda and dog Rolo

Dogs Trust West Calder are appealing for volunteer foster carers to help provide a temporary home for the rescue dogs who come under the care of the centre.

Dogs, like Chocolate Labrador Rolo, are taken in by a loving foster family who can provide all the home comforts and love and attention that they need!

Rolo was under the care of the rehoming centre’s Home From Home scheme which places dogs in the care of foster families until a permanent new home is found.

For some of the dogs who come into the charity’s care, kennels can be overwhelming, and they may require a little bit extra TLC and some home comforts, particularly puppies as well as older age pooches like 10 year old Rolo.

Foster carers can provide a rescue dog with a loving and safe home where they can thrive and more can be learnt about their personality. Every foster family is fully supported by Dogs Trust and receives continued support and advice about their dog. Carers are equipped with everything they need including food, bedding and toys. All you need to provide is love!

Last year, the Home from Home scheme helped care for 111 dogs and 82 found permanent new homes!

There are currently 23 registered foster families working alongside the centre to provide a caring home for dogs in need of additional support.

Stephen Thomson, Home From Home Coordinator at Dogs Trust West Calder, said:

“Our foster carers play a huge role in helping us to care for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Whether they’re looking after a litter of new born puppies or caring for an older dog who needs some extra love and attention, we have a group of incredibly devoted carers.

Home From Home is helping to care for more and more dogs each year and by recruiting more foster families, we can continue to help even more dogs.”

If you think you could provide the perfect foster home for dogs like Rolo, or would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer please email Stephen at [email protected] or call the Dogs Trust West Calder Rehoming Centre on 01506 873459.