Fostering plays a very, very important part in any charity; it enables the charity to help dogs who are suffering in kennels for various reasons. Some breeds such as the Staffordshire bull terrier, Lurches and Greyhounds do not bode well in kennels; others are old, young, poorly or simply petrified in the kennel situation. Although the staff do everything they possibly can, it is impossible to spend the time needed to offer more comfort or to give a home environment to these poor dogs. Many dogs accept the kennels quite well; they have clean cosy beds, heat lamps for the colder months, 2 meals daily plus 2 social walks and playtime. Quality time out for each dog also depends on how many volunteer walkers kindly give their time too.
Both these 2 gorgeous older ladies (Minnie and Marnie) are looking for a foster home, if you can help please see details below.
We have 2 different fostering policies:
Short term- for dogs who are not settling in kennels for one reason or another but will be re-homed at some point. Vet bills will be covered by the charity and food if necessary. The foster carer will also have to be willing to take the dog to the kennels to meet potential adopters or allow the meeting to go ahead in their own home.
Long term- for dogs that may never be re-homed due to illness or age. They again will have no vet fees or have to buy food but will have to accept the dog they have, may be there until the end.
A few words from a Foster Mum.
I have fostered for Forest Dog Rescue for nearly eight years and although sometimes it is sad, it is also extremely rewarding when you see a dog blossom through love, time and patience. It isn’t easy, especially if you have had a dog for a while and you have seen the changes, to actually getting it adopted but we are stepping stones from a home that possibly didn’t want the dog, to his or her new home, which we hope will be forever.
For more information on fostering,
please call the kennels on 01299 269181
or for a more personal chat,
contact Maureen on 01299 266722.