Saturday 21 July 2018

Fosterers wanted to give a dog a home

TV presenter Lisa Cannon with Labrador ‘Charles’ at the Dogs Trust Home from Home fostering scheme launch. Photo: Fran Veale
TV presenter Lisa Cannon with Labrador ‘Charles’ at the Dogs Trust Home from Home fostering scheme launch. Photo: Fran Veale
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Foster families are desperately needed for dogs and puppies who are struggling with kennel life, an animal charity has said.

Dogs Trust has launched a new programme, 'Home from Home', and the charity is seeking temporary homes for some of their most vulnerable dogs. Those who would benefit most from a home environment include older dogs, injured or unwell dogs and puppies or dogs who find kennel life overwhelming.

Foster home coordinator Samantha Fogarty said: "We rely on our foster carers to keep us updated about the dog's likes, dislikes and general behaviour to help us find them their permanent home."

Foster carers receive full support and advice and will be equipped with everything they need such as food, bedding and toys. All veterinary treatment is covered by the charity. Visit www.dogstrust.ie/fostering for more information.

Irish Independent

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