Dogs Trust

Could you offer your heart and your home to a homeless hound?

Dogs Trust West Calder is appealing for local people to open their hearts and their homes, by becoming a foster carer for some of the homeless hounds in the charity’s care.

Dogs Trust has been running the Home from Home foster scheme for several years giving dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes who aren’t coping well in kennels a home environment until a forever family can be found. 

Sean Brunton, the rehoming centre’s Home from Home coordinator says:

“Most dogs adapt very well to their short stay in kennels, but for some dogs staying in a foster home is preferable whilst they wait for their new owners. We know that some people can’t commit to having a dog full time so this gives them the opportunity to look after one of our dogs on a short term basis, all the while giving them a wonderful, loving experience to help prepare them for their new homes.”

A variety of dogs at the rehoming centre at West Calder are in need of foster care, and the team ask that potential foster carers are flexible and adaptable to the type of dog placed in their care, have their own transport and can provide a safe, secure and comfortable home.

Sean continues: “Our team are on hand to offer support to our foster carers and provide anything they might need, and we of course work with them, and keep in very regular contact to ensure that the situation is suitable, and works well for everyone involved.”

If you think you could offer a homeless hound some extra TLC, please contact Sean, or call Dogs Trust West Calder on 0300 303 0292.