FOSTER DOG UPDATES
FOSTER UPDATE 21st FEBUARY 2024
WE HAVE 25 DOGS CURRENTLY IN OUR CARE.
MAVIS has been adopted by her dedicated foster family. Thank you Jenny and all the family for loving Mavis.
PEGGY has been adopted by her foster mum Karen. Thank you so much Karen, she is a little beauty.
WE SEND YOU ON YOUR WAY LITTLE ONES WITH ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD XXX
DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
TIA WRIGHT ***PLEASE READ INDIVIDUAL POST***
DOGS IN PERMANENT FOSTER CARE We have 7 dogs in permanent care These dogs will be staying under the care of the rescue and not available for adoption due to their age and/or medical issues. Remembering FRAZER and LEO from our permanent foster gang who we lost in recent weeks. They were both very special and deeply loved by their foster families .
'BAILEY SHERLIKER Bailey is not well, he has some spinal issues and will not be available to adopt. He is staying with his foster mum Sandra Sherliker for as long as he needs her. Sandra says 'Bailey bobs is slowing down and is even more wibbly wobbly. He’s not in pain, loves his sleep, eating and drinking okay. Not bad for an older gentleman. He’s 14 years young'
LADY BROCKLEBANK our elderly lady is with foster mum Christine who says 'Lady is doing really well. Just a few minor problems which I think are more to do with her age. When she wakes up after a good sleep she gets quite lively. Will not stop barking until she gets her breakfast. Whenever i let her out in the garden she goes straight next door for buns and treats, then settles into one of the cat beds for a snooze! She likes all the men she meets but turns her back on women . I am delighted to say after a sad start, she is now a fully fledged bossy, adorable Shih Tzu in charge of all she surveys, including me and my next door neighbour'
TILLY ASHCROFT is a beautiful 15 year old who will be staying under our care. Foster mum Lesley says 'Tilly is loving our temporary bungalow (4doors down from home) and as the garden is not secure she has to go out on her lead so we have zoomies round the front room instead of the garden her eyes are fine and she is eating and drinking well too. Nobody believes she is 15 that meets us on our walks , but when we get home she sleeps for Britain bless her we love our little cuddle bug'
CHICO SIMPSON is staying under the care of the rescue with his loving foster mum.
MITCH WENHAM has joined the gang. It would be far too stressful for him to move so he is staying exactly where he is. Mich is a very sad little soul but is progressing nicely with his devoted foster mum Sandra. He has demons which will probably never leave him but none will be added to his list, he is totally safe and protected with us. Sandra says 'Titchy Mitch is doing well, I am however struggling to get him a full groom. He is very scared and is never still. We managed half a groom last week and are going back tomorrow to hopefully do the rest. He absolutely hates his legs and feet being touched, despite many months of trying to desensitise him, he contorts his body and so you can’t get to them. He desperately needs his ‘slippers’ trimmed but once he shows signs of stress, I stop the groom. Due to his balance issues it is important he has good traction so we’ll do our best, wish us luck!
BUDDY HUGHES Buddy has had such a sad past and we have hopefully stabilised his epilepsy so for peace of mind he is staying put. Foster mum Sharon says 'No change for Buds, he’s doing well, he’s lost a little weight and that’s a good thing due to him liking his food a little to much. I don’t like putting to much re- his health issues in case I tempt fate' He isn’t one for playing much and really still hasn’t much interest in toys. He loves his walks each day but I can quite honestly say his true love is food so if he’s not eating or out walking the little love will be found snoozing on the sofa or my knee'
GIZZY P a terribly sad story and I have moved her to a permanent foster, it is clear she will not be suitable to be adopted and needs to stay where she is. Her foster mum Vivianne says ' Gizzy is doing well - she loves her food and anyone else’s that is left so is probably a little tubbier than I would like we are monitoring her weight, her incontinence continues to be an issue but it is manageable. She is an extremely loving dog who enjoys her walks and is always close by. She sleeps her best in the evening and is doing well for her age'
FOSTERS STILL NEEDING CARE BEFORE BEING AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
HUGO LAKING is a 10 year old fostered in the North East by Shirley Laking. Shirley says 'Just after Xmas I found a lump that was attached to Hugo's left rib cage, after a visit to the vets and the lump being aspirated, 3 slides were sent to the laboratory for testing. Thankfully the results are back and they have decided that it is a fatty tumor. I have to keep a check on it and if it alters i will have to take him back, but for now all is good'
BUSTER SNOWLEY is a lovely young shih tzu poodle x who was bred in a puppy farm and sold by one of those multi breed kennels that we despise. Unfortunately Buster had dreadful hips and needed bilateral femoral head ostectomy. He is now coming to the end of his aftercare and we are looking forward to him being signed off as fit'
ALFIE WRIGHT our dear disabled boy is with me. Alfie has rear end paralysis and is doubly incontinent. He has now been with us 2 years and we are progressing very well. I keep him clean and sweet smelling by using dry shampoo and nappies as a belly band. He is raw fed to make sure his stools are firm and he has tree bark powder added to his food. I always know when he is going to the toliet because his tail wags and his back legs shake so I just wait and pick it up with a wet wipe, it's very easy to manage. He loves people watching, it is very comical to watch, we never miss an opportunity to meet people and explain his situation. Alfie is very sociable and enjoys having his ears rubbed by both adults and children, he is my social butterfly. Alfie has totally mastered the art of wheels and is amazing in them, almost as if he had been born with them. Having Alfie is an absolute privilege, and I am aware he plays me and all his close humans like an old fiddle, he is never a chore and we so enjoy our time together educating interested members of the public, particularly children about the ability of disabled dogs to have a long and happy life. Paralysis or partial paralysis is not necessarily a death sentence and we will never stop spreading the good news'
HARLEY EASDEN, our little man from China. Harley was taken very ill a year ago and had emergency surgery to remove a stone stuck in his urethra and his bladder was opened up and cleaned out. He is being fostered by Caroline who says 'Harley is doing well on his thyroid meds, levels within range now .He’s really improved, he has more energy even back to doing his Harley skips and dance when happy. He gets off and on sofa via steps as well now. His skin is also improving although that may take a few more weeks before completely good. He still is on librela and yumove for his legs but definatley a much brighter happier dog'
HARRY TOVEY is a lovely little 7 year old shih tzu x chi. He is being fostered locally to me by foster mum Janet. Harry is quite a character, when he 1st joined us he would bark and kick off at any dog, big or small but with lots of socialising he has come on very well. I saw him recently and he was very calm and quiet with all the small dogs but had a go at larger dogs. He's the sort of dog that make you smile, little but with a big attitude as he struts his stuff'
EDDIE EASDEN is our boy from China. He had what can only be described as a rotten life before our friends at Saving Harbin Dogs saved his life. Foster mum Caroline says 'Eddie is making very slow progress .He still doesn’t like lead or harness and toilets indoors. He was groomed on Friday which is difficult and needs medication to calm him down. He can be loving and is quite a happy little dog most of the time'
RUFFLES EASDEN was not in great shape when he joined us and needs a lot of input from Caroline. Working closely with a very good vet we are hopeful we can make Ruffles a much more comfortable young man. Caroline says 'Ruffles didn’t seem to get any positive outcome from the hypoallergenic food so we have reverted back to the previous food he was on . He is now on apoquel and steroids and malasab baths as well as diet food . The vet will review him again in a couple of weeks and go from there. He is such a sweet dog eats his diet and meds without any problem . He even jumps on sofa for you do his eyes and ear drops bless him'
LOLA L is a tragic case but she is responding well to her foster family. Foster mum says 'Lola has come into season so she will have to get neutered whenever the vet says so she won’t be up for adoption for a while , she is still not clean in the house and still does not like people who call at the house but she will give you loads of cuddles she absolutely loves affection from you'
MILLY foster mum Caroline says 'Milly has settled down after the pups leaving. She enjoys her cuddles, food and walks. She enjoys playing with Ruffles now and is behaving like a pup at times .We are waiting for her to come into season so she can be spayed'
WILLOW M is a beautiful youngster who joined us recently. She has settled in very well with her foster family and has been neutered recently.
TRIXIE K is a beautiful girl who has joined us. She has settled in very well and apparently has a huge character.
BRUNO S is just a youngster but he has led a very sheltered life. His foster mum Tracey says 'Bruno is still struggling with the vets. Very nervous but needs his ears sorting out, looks like an ongoing problems with the damage down there. The vets have been great trying all different way to alleviate his stress. Other than that he is doing well settling in and finding his feet. Very protective over me when we are out of the house which is something we are trying to deal with'
COCO H is just 9 months old. Fortunately she came into season recently so we have a timeline on her. Foster mum says 'Coco is doing amazing her character is very bubbly n very funny. I've slowly introduced Coco to all ages of people and she loves everyone from babies to older people. She loves being cuddled and did very well on her 1st doggy groom, the girls said she was very good but didn’t like her face being done she is a lovely little live wire who loves to play
PHOEBE a lovely older girl, her foster mum says 'Phoebe has now been with me for 5 weeks. She sailed through dental last week ( 7 teeth removed) and will have another on 11th March to remove 2 more. She is an absolute darling... very undemanding ,and is a joy to foster . Phoebe will go out of her way to avoid small children and they clearly worry her. The highlight of her day is her walks . She trots along happily and enjoys stopping for the odd sniff'
COCO G a smashing young man who is 6 yers old. Foster mum says 'Coco is such a good house guest. He eats well, very polite, doesn't demand, loves his walks and he sleeps all night in his bed by the side of ours. Coco is booked in the vets for his 2nd vaccination whilst being under for his neutering surgery. He absolutely does not like going to the vets. He is not keen on his eyes being cleaned. You have to catch him unaware and be sneaky about it. He travels well in a car. He has only been left for a maximum of 2 hours although not totally alone. He has the company of Winston and Ruby'
LUCY is a beautiful 7 month old girl. Foster mum says 'Lucy has settled in like she's lived here forever. She's eating and sleeping well. She gets along with my dogs and loves to play. House training is ongoing and still needs a lot of work. She's good on the lead. Friendly and loving with people. She's got oodles of energy and personality. Going for vet check tomorrow'
MAGGIE joined us very recently and her foster mum says '3 year old Maggie joined us 18th Feb. She's an active girl , constantly 'on the go'. She seems very sweet natured and is fine with people of all ages as well as with other dogs and also cats and doesn't appear to have any vices and she has already been vet checked. She will be spayed this week. Hopefully she will be in a forever home very soon