April last year saw us receiving 10 lurcher puppies and their mum Lassie. We were so lucky to have a fantastic fosterer who cared for all of them until they were ready to go off to their new homes. Much as we delighted in them we are hoping not to get another litter this year.
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.
If you are thinking about adopting a
dog please complete an application
form. You can do this even if you
haven't seen a dog you think is for
you. Once we have your details we
may be able to match you to a dog
that comes in.