Dogs of the Month
Mr & Mrs August Brodie & Twizzle
Twizzle the lovely stripey lurcher was adopted by her owners Iain & Sarah who had realised they had a lurcher sized space on thier sofa. She was as poor skinny little bundle when she arrived with kwk9 at the end of 2012 and quickly went to her fosterers who aptly named her Twizzle. She was no average lurcher and at times we wondered if she ran on duracel batteries! She went to live on a house boat with Iain & Sarah and had a wonderful life and quickly caught up on her soaps which led her to the conclusion "Everybody needs good neighbours" and there was room for another KWK9er on the canal! so thanks to Twizz (and a little help from Iain & Sarah) their neighbour Davie heard about KWK9! He was the perfect home for a really special dog that had arrived into our care needing a home. Brodie was an extremely traumatised dog when he arrived with KWK9 at times we were extremely worried he would ever trust humans as there was only a select few he felt comfortable with and would allow to touch him. Thankfully we recognised the wonderful character within and once his confidence started to build his circle widened and the real Brodie started to shine through. Davie made the big journey north to meet him and we waited with bated breath to see how things would go, we needn't have worried Davie saw the same lovely dog we did and after a couple of days of bonding Brodie went home, much to Twizzles delight she had a neighbour and partner in crime!
Could you foster a dog?
As ever we are in desperate need of foster homes for our dogs. The input of foster carers is vital for the dogs we take in. It gives us a chance to assess the dog so that we can do our best to match the dog to the right home. It also gives the dog a chance to settle down, gain confidence and all too often health, before they move to their new and permanent home. Most dogs only stay in foster care for a short time, one or two weeks and it is our aim to find new homes for dogs as fast as possible. We do occasionally get a dog that needs a bit longer but not that often.
We have one foster carer who has not been without a foster dog all year. It would be nice to be able to give him a break from time to time. If we can get a large enough bank of foster carers it would mean that we could ask for help from time to time but not often.
If you think you might be able to help and you live in Caithness, North Sutherland or Orkney please complete an adoption form specifying that you are interested in fostering and we will be in contact to talk about it.
We will have some seriously cosy comfortable dogs in foster homes this winter thanks to the sewing skills of a lovely lady who has transormed some donated duvets into lovely beds to fit either crates or baskets. She has asked if anyone has any material which is fairly durable and washable that is cluttering up the airing cupboard to please consider donating it so it can be transformed into quilt covers. Cotton flat sheets, duvet cover or cotton curtains would all make great covers. If you have any that we may be able to use please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to arrange pick up or drop off points. Thank you.
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