Fos­ter­ing puppy love

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

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 .

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Natasha Muir with two of the staffy cross pup­pies.

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