Fostering puppy love
FIVE staffy cross puppies found in a cardboard box will be looking for homes next month.
Tash and Brendan Muir are foster carers for the litter of puppies, who were four weeks old when found in Victoria Park and given to the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park.
“When we found out about the life-saving work that the Dogs’ Refuge Home does in the community, and that last year they rescued and re-homed more than 1000 dogs, we called them and asked how we could help,” Mrs Muir said.
“The puppies are absolutely adorable and I’m finding that fostering them and giving them a safe loving environment is proving incredibly meaningful, they are a joy to have around.”
Refuge president Karen Rhodes said they depended on volunteers for all aspects of support, from becoming a foster carer to helping with fundraising, dog walking and helping out at community events.
“Foster carers like Tash really do make a massive difference to our organisation, and in fact have helped to keep us afloat over the 80 years, since we were founded,” she said.
The Muirs already own a six-year-old rescue dog, and these puppies will be available for adoption from the refuge in mid-July.
Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer or adopting a dog can call 9381 8166, or go to www.dogshome.org.au .
Natasha Muir with two of the staffy cross puppies.