FOSTER DOG UPDATES
FOSTER UPDATE FOR WEEK 14th MAY 2023
WE HAVE 29 DOGS CURRENTLY IN OUR CARE.
PENNIE FLANAGAN has been adopted by Karen and her family. Thank you so much Amanda for all the love and care you have given her.
ZIGGY POTTER has been adopted by Norma and her family, thank you Sue and family for taking such good care of him
MOLLY TOWNELL has been adopted by her foster family and joins big brother Simba. Thanks Bev for everything.
LUNA MCGUIRE has been adopted by her foster family. Thanks Joanne, you have been a star.
GIZMO JONES has been adopted by his foster family, he fills a vacant space that was certainly yearning to be filled and we are delighted. Thank you Louise and hubby.
JOJO BOWE-NAYLOR has been adopted by her foster family, she fills a very empty space and I know the family are thrilled. Thank you to the entire family.
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 8 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 in good spirits but to be honest all of a sudden he looks old not sure what has changed. Having said that go past him on a cycle and it’s like he is 2 again. He is not eating as well as he was and this is a constant worry however he is partial to chicken and pasta when all else fails. He is still the biggest cuddle monster and although starts every night in his dog bed downstairs halfway through the night I turnover and there he is right next to hubby'
LEO GRIST is with Barbara. Leo has some long term medical issues which need ongoing medical care. Barbara says 'I am so happy to say Leo is fantastic now since just being on Atopica, this and Yumove are the only 2 medications he is taking now, his fur is back to normal and he is happy and content, the love of my life this boy is'
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.
DOGS TO BE ADOPTED BY THEIR FOSTER FAMILY
FOSTERS STILL NEEDING CARE BEFORE BEING AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
HUGO LAKING is a 7 year old fostered in the North East by Shirley Laking. Shirley says 'Hugo is getting a much needed bath and groom this weekend as, to put it politely, he stinks lol'
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 23 months 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, 22 month old brother and sister. We are now on a countdown to getting Betsy neutered. Foster mum Adele says 'Betsy and Bertie remain entertaining, they make me laugh everyday … they both are so good and a joy to foster .. Bertie is still controlled (in a nice way) by Betsy but he appears to accept this arrangement and is happy to allow her to dictate when they play, sleep and love'
SKY AND SUMMER LAYCOCK are two senior dogs who have been with us a couple of months. On the whole Sky is good with no concerns, Summer is not so good and is like a creaking gate. We have him on pain relief and have started him on Yumove plus. He is already showing signs of improvement so we will monitor him for a few weeks. Foster mum Gillian says 'Skye is doing brilliantly..often greeting me with a little hop skip and a jump..I would love to take the yumove doggie meds! he's doing amazing on them! with the help of the pain medication. Summer is a total joy too. She loves her walks and I sometimes bring Skye back after a walk then take Summer back out again. She's got lot's of energy and raring to go. I use a flexi lead for her so she can run up and down, while Skye ambles along bless him. Both continue to bring so much love and joy to use, Billy, family, friends, children and strangers/dogs on our walks.
MITCH WENHAM is 6 years old and has a very complicated back story with many unanswered questions. He came in very thin, enough to make us wonder if there was some underlying medical issues but he has been gaining weight slowly. Foster mum says 'Titchy Mitch has recovered well from his first surgery and will be going for his dental and further exploratory x-rays soon. He’s is a little dumpling, no longer a bag of bones and is the sweetest boy. Still scared of a lot of things but he is gaining in confidence slowly. He continues to shout at me when he thinks it’s time for his food, he’s a cheeky, loveable monkey!'
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 'Buddy is doing well, had a bath and trim up for the warmer weather. He still eats a little too well he finishes his bowl in record time even though I’ve bulked it out more with lots off veg and he then goes to push into Lexi's bowl to finish her meal off so I have to pick him up and take him into another room, if I just hold him he just grumbles until I can let him go then he races over to the other bowls, he even came in from the garden the other day with some bread the birds had dropped. His epilepsy seems under control now, it certainly has been difficult to get his meds correct'
BETTY-BOO is a 3 year old girl who came to us under very sad circumstances. her foster mum says ' Betty is progressing very well, she is a very bright and happy girl who eats well and enjoys her walks'
COCO HILL is just 2 years old. Coco will need spaying and a hernia repair. Foster mum Lisa says 'Coco is settling in really well. She does react to certain things and we are working on that. She does growl/grump at times so we are taking things slowly. She loves her food and eats really well and absolutely loves walkies. Is very giddy and vocal/holds the leads in her mouth and jumps around for the first few minutes but soon settles down and likes to run in the long grass. She likes playing with toys, her and Luna have lots of play time together and she has been with a friends Shih tzu and played really well with her too. Is reactive at times to typically Labrador size black/dark dogs so trying to distract her on walks when this happens but often it’s when they are not within sniffing distance. She likes being out in the garden. Coming round slowly and clearly lots of love to give but does get a little jealous of the other 2 getting attention. Will come and lay on you for a fuss'
RUFFLES EASDEN came to us a week 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'
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 she goes mad and barks when Harri calls her, she rubs her belly on the floor and taps her feet when she is excited. She’s been a very spoilt girl this week receiving lots of parcels, even the guy in the pet shop gave her a chicken leg and a bone. She is eating really well her skin is looking better and her ears are great, she sleeps and snores all night. She likes being outside sitting in the sun, Maggie just ignores her, yes a big difference to last week onwards and upwards'
CHEWIE RUSTON is just a youngster who came in recently, and is doing very well. Foster mum Karen says 'Chewie had his manly operation on Thursday also a total of 5 teeth removed, some this baby teeth and some to ensure room within his mouth. He is recovering slowly. He was a star at the Vets and could easily have been adopted there and then. Chewie is calm, friendly towards other dogs and people that he meets. He enjoys exploring the garden spending his time watching the birds and insects crawling about'
BLEUELLE LANE is a young man who joined us very recently. Foster mum says 'Bleuelle had his manly operation and is recovering well, he also had some baby teeth out which were pushing his other teeth and had a full health check and everything is ok with him. He is a dream with other dogs, not come across cats as yet. He is great in the car, loves going for walks and the vet told us he can start going for walks again 5 days post op, he takes his painkillers really well for us. All in all he Is a really good boy, they fell in love with him at the vets and they asked us to keep him calm until his wound heals but he is like the energiser bunny so energetic nothing slows him down and I think he has got out of humping everything, since his op he has not done it so fingers crossed ha ha