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 * * URGENT * * 
CALLING ALL POODLE LOVERS!

WE HAVE HAD AN INFLUX OF POODLES COMING INTO THE RESCUE WITH MORE WAITING TO COME IN.

WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF MORE FOSTERERS FOR POODLES OF ALL SIZES.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 
LINCOLNSHIRE, OXFORD, SURREY, HAMPSHIRE.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTERER AND WHAT IT INVOLVES.

IF WE DON'T GET MORE FOSTERERS SOON, WE WILL BE IN THE
UNENVIABLE POSITION OF HAVING TO TURN DOGS AWAY.

THE REALITY IS THAT SOME OF THE DOGS WAITING TO COME INTO THE RESCUE MAY WELL BE IN DANGER IF WE CANNOT TAKE THEM IN.

PLEASE CALL HANNA - 01205 358673 

(IF THE LINE IS BUSY, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR LANDLINE NUMBER) 


 




We are always looking for foster homes for Poodles, especially Standards as many people prefer to foster the smaller Miniature or Toy poodles. If you can help look after a poodle, especially a Standard until a forever home is found, call Hanna now.

 

We are being asked to take in even more dogs and are in the awkward situation of making people wait as we simply do not have the foster homes available to put them in. Although we have had some people offer, we feel that we need homes where people are genuine about fostering and are fully aware of the pros and cons of caring for rescue dogs.  Sadly some people offer to foster with a view "try before you adopt" and once they have found a suitable dog, they no longer want to foster for the Rescue. This is not what fostering is about and yes some fosterers do adopt dogs they have had in their care but love animals enough to continue to help the other dogs coming into the Rescue.  The dogs that come into the Rescue rarely have aggression issues but they may have separation anxiety issues, or a dislike or preference to either males or females based upon their previous experiences, they may hate cats or other small animals, etc.  We simply do not have the luxury of giving someone the chance to foster for us only to find that within a week or so we are being asked to move the dog elsewhere because it may bark when they go out or come in or it tiddles on the floor in the night.

 

We would prefer people with experience of poodles and please remember, these dogs could have health or behaviour issues or could be as fit as a fiddle - we do not pick and choose which dogs come into rescue but we would be sympathetic to your home circumstances (cats, small children, etc.) 


If you really believe you could cope with caring for one of our dogs on a temporary basis (weeks to a few months perhaps), please do call Hanna for a chat. (01205 358673)

This is not a 365 day role. You would only be on call if and when we need to care for a dog coming from within a reasonable distance to your home.  All reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, vet & grooming costs are paid by us. All we ask of you is to provide a loving, understanding & secure home for the dog(s) until a forever home is found.

 

VIEW FROM A FOSTER CARER
 
"I have been fostering for approximately 18 months now. It is a very rewarding job.
 
When a dog first comes in to your care you are naturally apprehensive. Apart from the information the previous owners or their friends or family have provided to Hanna, you know very little about them. This is usually a fair reflection of the dog, its character and needs.
 
I have had dogs from as little as one week to several months (sometimes 3 at a time but thats me!). Some have been as young as 4 months old, others around 10. Some have had medical needs, others as fit and lively as any dog could be. Only once have I had one that needed socialisation training but he turned out to be a really great lad. Truly loved by his new owners now.
 
You have to be prepared for anything, although rarely is it bad. Also be prepared for a broken heart when they eventually get re-homed. If you love dogs, especially Poodles, you bond very quickly and it hurts when that bond is broken but the joy you get when you hear about or see them thriving in their new home makes all the heartache very much worthwhile."
 
Mrs T, Southern England