Festive foster home needed for abandoned canine mum-to-be
Dogs Trust seek suitable foster carer for pregnant dog and her puppies
A dog that was found wandering the streets after being abandoned is currently in the care of Dogs Trust and in need of foster care over the festive period. Six-year-old English Bull Terrier cross Daisy was brought to Dogs Trust after the local authority found her straying and heavily pregnant.
Daisy is due to give birth in the middle of December and the team at Dogs Trust West Calder are calling on potential foster carers to come forward and give her a temporary home, along with her new born puppies once they arrive. Potential foster carers should have a keen interested in dog welfare and be willing to provide lots of support to the puppies, who will need lots of additional care.
Dogs Trust’s Home From Home Foster Scheme was developed to give dog lovers who are not in a position to adopt on a permanent basis, the opportunity to experience the rewards of dog ownership on a temporary basis and help canine residents experience life in a home environment.
Stephen Thomson, Home From Home Coordinator for Dogs Trust West Calder, said:
“We are urgently seeking a foster home where Daisy can get settled and be comfortable before giving birth. Daisy would be looking for a long term foster placement until March 2018 where the puppies can be reared in a loving family home, which will give them the best start to life and allow Daisy to look after them comfortably.
“Potential foster families would need to be within a 30 minute drive from the West Calder Rehoming Centre and the foster home would need to be pet free and have someone around most of the day. We are looking for someone with experience of caring for dogs and have a fully secure garden.”
“Daisy is a very sweet, loving girl who enjoys a cuddle. She doesn’t mind travelling in the car, enjoys her walks and especially likes being all snug and warm. She is not a fan of the rain or the cold so a warm, cosy foster home would be great for her and her babies.”
If you are interested in becoming Daisy’s foster carer, please get in touch with the team on 0300 303 0292 or visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/west-calder