FOSTER DOG UPDATES
FOSTER UPDATE FOR WEEK 10th JUNE 2023
WE HAVE 35 DOGS CURRENTLY IN OUR CARE.
BLEUELLE, CHEWIE AND BETTY-BOO have all been adopted. Thank you to the great families that have adopted them and to the brilliant foster families and transport team for all your hard work.
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***
SCAMPER AND TEDDY HOWAT ***PLEASE READ INDIVIDUAL POST***
DOGS IN PERMANENT FOSTER CARE We have 9 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.
POPPY CORLESS will be staying with her foster mum Sharon. Poppy is 15 years old and has a high grade heart murmur, moving her would have been detrimental to her welfare and thankfully Sharon has agreed to keep her forever. Sharon says 'Poppy’s doing ok, she’s taken to her crate well, although would prefer if it was later than 5am when she wants to get outshe’s still eating for England and first in line to get her food. She loves being outside in the garden when the weathers nice watching the world go by!'
FRASER PURVIS although not old has numerous health problems which are life limiting. He will stay in the care of his devoted foster family. Vivianne says 'Fraser - is his usual cuddle monster of a self, his appetite is not as good as it was and he is definitely slower, just old age I know how he feels. However he is still enjoying short walks and getting out with the rest of the shoos'
LEO GRIST is with Barbara. Leo has some long term medical issues which need ongoing medical care. Barbara says 'Leo is so much better he is back to his normal self, he has some polyps growing deep in his ears, vet is treating at the moment until it is decided what to do about them, I have to give the vet an update next Tuesday, then it will be up to the rescue and the vet to decide what happens next, he is still a happy loving boy, he is my life'
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 no change. Loves snoozing and barking his orders from his chariot'
PIPPA LEWIS due to her age and medical needs Pippa will stay with us. Sandy says 'Pippa is doing well , such a happy bunny'
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 14 year old who will be staying under our care. Foster mum Lesley says 'Tilly is having the time of her life here in Chapel st Leonard at Caroline’s Caravan that we won in the Star Auction xx Mickey, Suzie and Tilly absolutely love it here and to be honest we do too she has never walked so far this week (she normally sits on my mobility scooter half the time on their walks but she just grumbles to get off again if I put her on it lol) not been on the sand just in case because her eyes are ok at the moment I won’t risk her getting sand in them'
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.
FOSTER DOGS BEING ADOPTED BY THEIR FOSTER FAMILIES
SKY AND SUMMER LAYCOCK
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 'It was Hugo's 10th birthday on Thursday. He is his normal self as long as you know your place and don't do anything he doesn't like, with Hugo it is definitely a case of his way or the highway but he has found a loving side now and often gets on my knee for a snuggle, he must be mellowing in his old age'
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 8 months 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 just Harley bless him. He loves life, eats his urinary food no problem, loves his cuddles with his chin on my lap if he’s not totally on it. He has a little spring in his step now since his first Librela injection and he had had his second one on Friday and I’m hoping this one improves him even more. He plays with toys a little now and also play fights gently with Lottie which he never did before. He seems to find the steps easier now and walks with his legs in a more normal position not so stiff and rigid. He will stand on his back legs for a while waiting for me to pick him up onto the sofa now which he wouldn’t before ( I think it was painful for him ). We have started back on very short walks but I’m hoping to make these longer as he improves. All in all so far the Librela seems to be helping him a lot, making him more comfortable to get on with enjoying his life.
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'
BERTIE AND BETSY WILSON came to us a few months ago, a brother and sister. Foster mum Adele says 'Betsy has now been spayed and has recovered fantastically. They are both still adorable and entertaining and now are completely relaxed around my small grandson who they were a bit suspicious of initially so I don’t have any worries about them being re homed with smaller children ( who know how to behave around dogs lol ) ***BETSY AND BERTIE ARE READY TO BE ADOPTED, THEIR INFORMATION WILL APPEAR EARLY NEXT WEEK***
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 a sweet little lad that really wants to trust you. He will snuggle in really close and loves an ear tickle and a foot massage but on his terms bless him. House training is still a work in progress but I’m hoping now the weather is improving and we will be spending more time outside with the door open he will improve. Harness and lead training are a major issue as he gets so stressed that you have to leave him to settle so we aren’t making any real progress. He’s not interested in trying to copy the others when they are getting ready for walks, he would rather stand a distance away watching and run and hide if you go near to him with one. He eats and sleeps well bless him and I’m sure it’s just a case of time till he lets go of some of his fears and is able to relax and trust us more'
BUDDY HUGHES is a handsome 5 year old boy. Buddy has epilepsy which is a condition we are inexperienced with. He has had a few vet trips and his medication has been increased at it appears to have calmed down the fits. Foster mum Sharon says 'Hi all, Buds is doing really well, I don’t want to temp fate but he’s 9 weeks down the line since his last seizure so it seems we have managed to get his medication doses right for him. He’s a joy to have, he’s clean now in the house I think the 1st few weeks was Buds just marking his territory, he’s still following my old girl around either licking her face or trying to mount her and she just tries her best to get away from him, if he bravely tries his luck with Lexi she puts him in his place and he gracefully retreats. He enjoys his walks and is very good around strangers, he loves to be made a fuss of and he greets other dogs with his tail wagging like they are old friends, food wise he has a massive appetite I think his 'I’m full button' is faulty and he’s not fussy if he can fit it in his mouth it’s going in his belly he is one fantastic little dog' We are delighted that yesterday Buddy underwent a successful neutering operation with no issues, it was a great relief to us all.
COCO HILL is just 2 years old. Coco will need spaying and a hernia repair. Foster mum Lisa says 'Coco is settling more though still quite vocal, will grump and let you know her boundaries. Has come into season in the last few days. She is very loving (again on her terms) is learning to share attention as she can get a little jealous of the other 2. Loves walks, and hugs and has been good around other dogs/socialising when out on the lead.
RUFFLES EASDEN came to us a few weeks ago. He's not in great shape 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 has had a groom this week so that his feet are more comfortable and the shampoo can reach the skin in the areas it needs to but we think his skin condition will take some time to improve . He is a very loving little dog that doesn’t mind what you do to him and just happily takes his meds and drops without any fuss. Ruffles is going to take some considerable time before we can think about getting him an adoptive family'
NELLIE LAWSON came to us in a very sad state. Nellie is completely blind after having both eyes removed. She does need a considerable amount of work doing but we are hopeful we can get her to an acceptable level. Foster mum Wendy says 'Nellie has settled in well, she knows where the back door is, keeps sitting in the sun instead of the shade!!! So keep moving her She has found the garage so sits in there to hide from the sun. She’s going in for her a dental next week and has socks on to stop her feet getting burnt in the sun, she seems to like them still. Lies in till about 10.00 and she has had lots more treats sent, all in all no problems'
COCO AND WINNIE L are 2 lovely girls who have settled in well. Foster mum says 'Winnie and Coco have been to the vets and restarted their vaccinations and a health check, they both have sore ears and have drops for them. They are both loving little girls, Winnie is confident and gets on well with people and other dogs, Coco is the opposite, she is fine with other dogs but terrified of people. They are slowly improving on the lead and toilet training is definitely a work in progress. They happily sleep all night and stay clean in a crate then go straight in the garden in the morning. They are back at the vets in 4 weeks for part 2 of their vaccinations....'
MAISIE P joined us recently, a fab 12 year old girl. Bags of life and happiness. She has already had a dental where unfortunately most of her remaining teeth had to be removed and a small growth removed from her head. She does have very messy ears so she had her ears cleaned out and she is on a course of antibiotics. She really is a little beauty who defies her years.
GIZZY AND SUSHI P terribly sad story but they are getting on really well. Their foster mum says 'Sushi and Gizzy arrived a week ago and they are settling in well, although in the older age bracket (bit like myself) they love their walks and are extremely well behaved on the lead, they are not re- active to other dogs and friendly to everyone they come into contact with even young children, they love their food and lots of cuddles. We have been working on toilet training which is coming along really well however Gizzy may have a water infection catching the specimen is our current game of choice. They had their vet apt this week and both dogs need a lot of dental work, and one of them requires a test on their eye for glaucoma, but overall they are in good shape. These are a lovely pair and just need someone to love'
CHARLIE AND LOLA P came in at last weekend. A super pair, unfortunately Charlie suffers with skin issues which we are currently trying to get under control.
LOLA L has just joined us, a tragic case but already she is responding well to her foster family.
FREDDIE is only a youngster, typical of his age, bags of energy and a zest for life. He needs neutering