Furry friends need foster homes

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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 hfh­hare­field@dogstrust.org. uk. Al­ter­na­tively, pop into the Hare­field Re­hom­ing Cen­tre lo­cated at High­way Farm, Harvil Road, Uxbridge, UB9 6JW.

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