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Thinking about Fostering a Dog?

Fostering is extremely rewarding for both you and the dog. You can help them adjust to a loving home environment and provide basic training ready for them to move on to their forever home.

If you’re thinking about fostering a dog for us you would need to come along to kennels and meet us and our dogs first.

The next step would be a home check by us to make sure that your home is safe and does not pose any risks to your chosen dog. Please don’t be worried about this, but at this stage we know the dogs better than you and can identify any potential risks. Our aim is to keep both our dogs and your family safe, and once you have passed you are welcome to foster a suitable dog.

Once you have chosen your new foster dog and taken them home we will cover the cost of any veterinary treatment needed and food.  We can also supply bedding, bowls, collars and leads if required. We will also provide ongoing support for any difficulties that may arise.

You will be expected to keep the Kennel Manager or fellow fosters up-to-date with the dog’s progress. You will also be required to help advertise the dog and help find him/her a suitable home, which will include allowing potential adopters to meet your foster pup at a mutually convenient time.

Fostering can be an emotional roller coaster, but it’s always extremely rewarding when our much loved dogs finally settle into the perfect family and get the love they very much deserve!

We wanted to share with you these comments from our current Foster Mums and Dads…

“We love fostering dogs, seeing them come in from the stray block or handed over because they’re unwanted, and watching their little characters develop. You get to see the change from when they come in to when they leave. Each and every one has different characteristics which makes them special, and so lovable!! It’s a really enjoyable thing to do and it gives the dogs and second chance to be happy!!”

“Fostering allows me to do a more in depth assessment in a home environment and social setting, enforce basic training, manners and ensure that the dog is house trained and settled; improving the dogs chances of a forever home, and any issues that arise can be worked on effectively. It also means that we can suitably match a dog and his/her new home accurately. It is very rewarding and can also be very challenging, but to see the improvements and willingness of the dog, and to see the dog happy in a forever home makes it all worthwhile.”

“Fostering gives the dogs a chance to learn trust, love and boundaries and helps them see that life isn’t too scary. As a fosterer it’s good to know that for a short while you are making a difference to these confused pooches, and you are helping them prepare for their forever homes; giving them the best chance for a happy, secure future.”

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOSTER FAMILY TO DOGS IN NEED PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US.

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Scamp Returns to Wellidog

SCAMP was in a terrible state when he first arrived at Wellidog… He was flea-ridden and his poor little body was sore all over from his tightly matted coat 😦

SCAMP was extremely uncomfortable when he arrived, and his coat was tightly matted.
SCAMP was extremely uncomfortable when he arrived, and his coat was tightly matted.

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The Search for New Homes has Ended for Ashley & Arthur

We are really happy to tell everyone that we are no longer looking for new homes for Ashley and Arthur…  They are staying where they are with their failed Foster Parents ❤

Thank you 🙂

Rescues Pull Together to Ensure the Safety and Future of Four Horrifically Malnourished Little Boys…

A few days ago we was asked if we could help one of 4 extremely malnourished pups. Not one of us expected to see such forgiving dear little souls on the brink of complete starvation! Many tears have been shed but now with the help and support of 5 different rescues these boys have a much happier future ahead.

Pablo - One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued
Pablo – One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued

Reds Rescue is currently caring for Pablo, a little boy of approx 9mths old weighing only 6kg! Pablo is quite poorly but he has every chance in the care of Red’s. Once fit and healthy he will be going to Nearly Home Crusaders for re homing.

Pablo - One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued
Roman – One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued

Animals in Need are caring for Roman, a very sweet boy weighing 6.9kg.  He will do very well in the care of Annie and will be looking for a home once he fighting fit, neutered and vaccinated.

Hugo - One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued
Hugo – One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued

Here at Wellidog we are caring for Hugo and Buttons. Both boys are in separate foster homes getting the very best care and love. Hugo weighs 6.3kg and Buttons a tiny 5.9kg, the smallest of the 4.

Buttons - One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued
Buttons – One of four horrifically malnourished puppies rescued

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Geri the Hero

This is Geri with fellow volunteer Faith accepting her community hero award for the volunteering she does for Wellidog.  She is one of our dog fosterers and has taken on some very difficult cases.  Well done Geri from all of us at Wellidog, you did us proud xx

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