Furry friends need foster homes
STAFF at Dogs Trust Harefield are calling on local dog lovers to open up their homes and hearts and foster a canine companion while they wait for their ‘fur-ever’ home.
The Uxbridge charity – which cares for up to 130 dogs at any one time – runs a Home from Home Scheme which finds foster homes for dogs that need a little extra TLC and time out from the hustle and bustle of the rehoming centre, and who just aren’t cut out for kennel life.
Dogs Trust Harefield’s Home from Home Coordinator, Emma Holbrook, explains: “As we approach autumn and the build up to our busiest time of year, Christmas, for some dogs it’s a challenging time.
“We always make sure that all of our dogs are happy and healthy but for a small minority, life at the rehoming centre is just too exciting.
“Some residents prefer a quieter life and are better suited to a foster home during the time it takes us to find their new family. We’re calling out to foster carers who are willing to take dogs into their home on a temporary basis. Foster carers play a vital role in these dogs’ lives, and will receive lots of advice and support on doggy care and wellbeing.
“Dogs Trust equips foster families with everything they need to ensure the dog is happy and healthy, including food, bedding and any necessary medical treatment. We believe a dog is for life and foster carers help us show our dogs this by providing love and care while the dogs wait for their new ‘fur-ever’ home.” The the main requirements for fostering a dog with the charity are:
Fosterers must be able to drive, or have access to a car, so the foster dog can easily get to the vets and to the rehoming centre to meet potential adopters
Fosterers must live within an hour of the rehoming centre
Fosterers must be at home with the dog for the majority of the day
Those who join the scheme must be able to commit to caring for a dog for up to three months
For more information contact Emma Holbrook on 01895 453938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. uk. Alternatively, pop into the Harefield Rehoming Centre located at Highway Farm, Harvil Road, Uxbridge, UB9 6JW.