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CALENDAR Dogs of the Month
November - Polly and Fizz
Polly was a scared and poorly wee thing when she arrived with us. She made great progress with her devoted foster carer and as you can see settled down wonderfully in her new home. She is a great example of the positive effect a caring foster home can have. Some dogs need basic training before they go to their new home. Some like Polly need understanding, tolerance and gentle care as well as the training. We are very lucky to have some wonderful foster carers but always need more so please consider helping dogs by fostering.
What can we say about Fizz. She was a stray in the council kennels and when she was out whizzed round as if she was turbo powered. She went to a lovely foster home where in spite of giving her foster family more than one headache she stole their hearts and became part of the family. As you can see she took to her new life like the princess she was meant to be.
This is the reason we are constantly looking for new foster homes though. We so often have wonderful dogs that never leave their foster home.
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.