Foster Update for week 11th July 2021



COCO AND CHANEL PHELPS have been adopted by Michelle and family. Thank you Angie for all your hard work over the past year with these two beauties

NALA CLARKE has been adopted by foster mum Sue and her family. Thank you so much Sue for taking her into your heart

We send you on your way little one with all the love in the world.

DOGS READY FOR ADOPTION (please see individual posts)





DOGS IN PERMANENT FOSTER CARE We have 6 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.

TED LAKING Ted has done wonderfully well since he came to us as an unclaimed stray with cushings disease but his treatment is costly and it is not a cure. All we can do is try and keep Ted as well as possible with drugs. He is settled with Shirley and into a routine, he needs to stay there with no further upset in his life. Shirley has spent much time learning about cushings and understands the condition and that it is life limiting. UPDATE 11/07/2021 Shirley says 'We have had some more test results back and TBH it's very complicated. We have booked Ted in for bladder stone removal and castration surgery on 26/07/21, it's not ideal but circumstances are forcing our hands. In the meantime we are hanging on in there, and that's about as good as it gets atm.

POPPY CORLESS will be staying with her foster mum Sharon. Poppy is 14 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 'dear little Poppy is not doing so well, her dementia is progressing and she is not eating very well. She still enjoys her walks but is very inactive at other times. We are just making ensuring she has a quality of life because that is all we can do.

LEO GRIST will be staying with his foster mum Barbara. Barbara says 'Leo is still doing very well no problems at the moment still taking his meds my gorgeous little boy'

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 doing well he had his heart scan repeated this week and they were very happy there had been no further deterioration so the meds are doing their job. He is slower than he was but I suppose that is to be expected - loves his ears and tummy rubbed'

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 seems to be enjoying the sunshine. It seems to ease his aching back. Sometimes he grumbles when it's time for last toilet before bed, this is probably due to him being woken upHe really is a lovely older boy, he has to have you in his sights, if he can't see you he comes looking for you'

PIPPA LEWIS due to her age and medical needs Pippa will stay with us. Sandy says 'Pippa is doing fine, loves the beach and anywhere she can be free and off the lead to have a little run around. She has her off days when all she wants to do is sleep. She has an apt at the vets tomorrow, looks as though her cyst on her neck has filled up again plus I’m going to ask about her itchy skin she is still nibbling at her feet not as much though. Also I need to ask if I can changed her Yumove to senior. Apart from that she is doing great, certainly got her feet under the table and we are trying to get her to interact with my Bella, I don’t think she has played with any dog or played with toys in her last home'


HUGO LAKING is a 7 year old fostered in the North East by Shirley Laking. Shirley says 'Hugo is really getting attached to me now, we did another bath and blow dry, just need that final step in getting him to let me groom him. He is a truly lovely little man who has a few trust issues left. He is my shadow and is now very vocal in telling me he wants something, he has a built in clock and let's me know when it's tea time. I can honestly say he has stolen a piece of my heart, just a few more steps Hugo'

MINNIE MCDONALD is a 4 &1/2 year old and is with Shirley in Hartlepool. Shirley says 'Well not much longer for miss grumpy pants Minnie, before she goes for her spay. This will be bitter sweet as it means she will also be able to look for her forever home. Yes she has her grumpy moments but she is also a loving little snuggle muffin and I will miss her more than words can say. After 10 months of growing to love her, it will be hard but I know she will love her new life as she won't have to share her new owners with 4 other dogs'

DAISY MACDONALD is 2 years old and in the NorthEast and has moved to Valerie Cartwright for longer fostering. We are struggling somewhat with Daisy. We only have the information that was given to us when she came to us, no official paperwork and no vet history. It would appear that Daisy has a number of health problems not normally seen in a young dog. At the moment Daisy is work in progress and we are waiting for x-rays and bloods etc. to be carried out, meanwhile just to muddy the waters it looks like Daisy is coming into season.

LOUIS SOMMERVILLE loouie “lucifer” Sommerville #ASBO is only a youngster at 9 months but he is a mess. We'll take our time with him and hopefully we can sort him out. He is fostered in South Yorkshire with Debbie who says 'Louie been an absolute monkey of late. Thought we had cracked the bullying of teddy but it suddenly started again from nowhere. Back to basics again with training/reprimanding with time out area being used. Still a nippy little man he’s 10 months old now and very complex he’s had a tough little life and I’m really hoping he’s not too damaged to turn things round for him. He loves us all dearly but he’s very Jekyll and Hyde can be tickling his tummy one min and he’s all dopey and he’ll snap out of nowhere. We are not frightened of him and refuse to let him think he is top dog of all of us. Teddy is such a wonderful dog he just takes it all in his stride but it’s something that needs addressing as I don’t want teddy fearing dogs. He’s not reactive with dogs he meets on the park etc and have no issues at all with guarding his toys food etc. He just hates being handled but sometimes he needs to be handled and it’s a risky business once he’s prepped for his walk he walks fantastically and has a really good recall but he detests having a harness or collar put on and will snap. Adorable ball of fluff but definitely going to be a long haul to help this little one. It’s almost grooming time again and it was very distressing for all concerned so I’m not looking forward to that. We can only do what we can do and a bad haircut is only ever a bad haircut for a couple of weeks he is changing colour and is giant I’ve never seen a puppy this large before it’s like he’s been planted in a grow bag. His feet are huge very clumsy very grumpy little man but very much loved '

MISSY CARTWRIGHT is with Val in Hartlepool. A beautiful 8 year old who is with us because of a family issue. Val says 'Missy is a character, she is so talkative.. She has settled into our home and really is very comfortable here. But- she will only be touched when she wants, she seems to snap if she is surprised, we have learnt that we must talk to her and make sure she is fully awake and aware of us being there before we dare to touch her although this is not always the case. If we need to pick her up she goes rigid, she really has a few issues that we can only guess as to why certain things affect her! She has just finished some painkillers the vet prescribed as the vet believes she has issues in her back and legs but we don’t think that these meds have made a lot of difference. We will speak to vet again and see if she will try her on meds for nerve endings probs as was suggested previously. I tried to stop her pawing at a hedgehog in our garden and as I tried to pick her up she snapped at me and she was so angry that she was jumping at me trying to get my hands. She is booked in with the groomer today, managed to find one who works with dogs with issues as I cannot even brush her, I have managed to wash and cut around her eyes, this only happened with the help of my husband who held her tightly. Eating, walking and playing great, she can’t walk too far but is game once you get her lead on which can also be a bit of a challenge. She is very stubborn and has selective hearing. Come a long way but has a long way to go'

OZZY WENHAM is with Sandra in Lincoln. Ozzy is very troubled and we thought we had cracked it but he's had to come back, we are very sad, however we will try again. Sandra says 'Ozzy went to see Joy’s vet last week to have a proper assessment of his hips etc. Ozzy’s right hip is worse than first thought, he also has slipping patellas and he requires surgery for both conditions STAR will fund this for him so, once again, your donations will help another foster baby. Ozzy says a big thank you'

KANDY WESTERMAN has come to us thru no fault of her own just circumstances. She is a beautiful older girl, full of character, and is fostered with Jenny in West Yorkshire. Jenny says 'Kandy has settled well. Still continues to like fine dining. Sleeps well and clean in the house. She is very reactive to other dogs when out for a walk. Doesn’t like being left in the house, I just go to the garden and hang my laundry and she doesn’t stop barking. She has now started to play with her toys and doesn’t really seem interested in my other dogs, although she will now sit next to one of them on the settee'

DAISY PHELPS a little beauty who needed our help and expertise and is with Angie in South Yorkshire. Angie says 'Daisy needed to restart her antibiotics and Apoquel because after a couple of days without them she started licking and nibbling her paws. She was reviewed by the vet and given another 2 weeks of medication, he said she still may have some of the mites in her system. We are back to the vet tomorrow for her second vaccination and a check up. Her fur is growing back beautifully and her skin isn't red or sore. She's a little live wire and is always in the go, her and my dog poppy play rough and tumble all the time, they're the best of friends.


COCO AND MILO ELLIOT these are a bonded brother and sister wit Jacqueline in Buckinghamshire. They needed a bit of a tidy but are much better now and Jacqueline says 'Milo and Coco (aka Basil and Sybil) doing well. Still can be naughty when on leash and we meet other dogs but we are working on it. They no longer chase sheep !! Basil is really playful would love to play all day long. He is a real character and reminds me of a chihuahua in Shih Tzu clothing !! He can get a bit OTT when playing so not suitable for a home with small children.Both are quite energetic and can be excitable and both adore their walks....need plenty of exercise.Both now house trained and will take themselves outside. Lovely pair'

MAGGIE LAWSON came to us a couple of weeks ago. Foster mum Wendy says 'Maggie is doing great, met next doors dogs and was very polite. She is very loving, Harri is training her to give paw but thinks she’s only doing it for a treat She’s not been very far walking wise as waiting for second injections then we will be visiting the canal and Scorton for the nice walks. She rules the roost and we all love her to bits has a great character'

WOLFY McHUGH This poor lad hasn't had a easy life but he is settling in nicely in Northumberland with foster dad Ralph who says 'All is going good, barely bothered by the neutering wound as it's healing lovely he seems more bothered about the patch on his leg where his drips were fitted! Taking his meds no problem and eating immediately as if he knows he has to. Slowly starting to find out what he knows and doesn't know, which isn't much to be honest! Starting to be a bit of a barker for no apparent reason, not aggressive or nasty just mouthing off as lads do. A few negatives which aren't his fault, hates to be alone, I put the webcam on when I went out to a drs appointment and he was crying his heart out with his tail under him, he despises bigger dogs and I feel he's had a bad experience at some time as he's fantastic with small dogs. He sits like an angel for a haircut or brush or even a bath/shower yet if you try to touch his paws he tries his best to pull them away with a bit yelp and even a tiny snap the other day, at the same time it's as if he's saying sorry too! I think it's maybe to do with his claws which were cut horridly when I picked him up even fresh dried blood could be seen on a couple of claw ends, keeping a close eye on everything he does yet it's not for mischief as he's surprisingly well behaved, I like to try and pick up on things as soon as I can though. Up to now we're two happy lads, working each other out and getting on lovely'

DOLLY KNOTT A beautiful little one who is being fostered by Alison who says 'Dolly has come into season but she’s handling that really well. Keeping herself clean etc. Booked in next week for her second booster. We’re working on her anxiety barking which tends to show itself when she’s put in new situations, which of course we’re doing a lot at the moment as we start to introduce new experiences. For a dog her age she’s actually doing well and enjoying learning. It’s now going to be a while before she can get spayed. She’s making new friends everywhere she goes but she’s absolutely fell in love with my son….she’s his shadow'

RUBY GUNTHORPE is a lovely little girl and is fostered with Tracey who says 'Ruby has really settled in. She is eating well, loving her walks. Ruby and Winston are inseparable. Playing all the time. Ruby was passed with a good bill of health with the vet. We are now on the waiting list for her to be spayed'

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 has dreadful hips and needs bilateral femoral head ostectomy. Buster will be with us for some considerable time as this is a long process. He is being fostered by Ann and is a very happy boy (unless you starting examining his hips)