Dogs Trust

Rescue pooch gets the royal treatment from foster family

A six-month-old Corgi Cross who recently came into the care of Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centre in West Calder, has been getting pampered in the home of his foster carers. Coinciding with the release of the new animated film A Queen’s Corgi, which tells the story of a Corgi trying to find his way home after getting lost, Dogs Trust West Calder resident Rex has been on a similar journey himself.

The young pup was placed in foster care on Dogs Trust’s Home From Home fostering programme not long after being brought into the Rehoming Centre, as his owner was no longer able to care for him. Over the last week he has been getting all his home comforts while waiting on his special someone to come forward.

As a Corgi and Jack Russell cross, otherwise nicknamed a ‘Jorgi’, Rex is a rare breed to find his way into the care of Dogs Trust. Thanks to his short time in foster care, the team have now found Rex his forever home and it won’t be long until he heads off with his new family.

Stephen Thomson, Home From Home Fostering Coordinator, said:

“Rex has been a big hit with his foster carers and they have certainly pulled out all the stops and rolled out the ‘blue’ carpet for his royal heinous. We are fortunate to be able to provide Rex with a foster home because a puppy of his age will benefit from being around people and getting lots of socialisation.

“We are still looking for more foster carers to come forward, give up some of their free time and provide a dog a temporary home away from kennels. There are plenty of dogs in our care who would benefit from this in the way Rex has.

“Dogs on the HFH programme usually need a little extra TLC because they might be nervous in kennels, slightly older or possibly recovering from a health issue; or even very young puppies, who need a lot of additional care before being old enough to rehome.”

Please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust West Calder if you are interested in adopting a dog or becoming a foster carer, on 01506 873549.