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Foster dogs becoming permanent family members

Submitted by Anonymous

Fostering rescue dogs


While I am still working full-time, I am also able to get more involved with the dog rescue charity my partner and I have worked with for many years. Before lockdown, we took in two ex-breeding bitches from a puppy farm to foster. Usually we get them treated by the vet (spaying, dental work, etc) then spend a few weeks assessing and socialising them before finding suitable homes. This time, as they were both recovering from surgery, we realised they would be staying longer than planned. For the last few weeks I have been privileged to see them develop from being withdrawn and constantly hungry to becoming confident playful dogs with their own personalities, discovering new things every day and learning to trust. And I’m sure you can guess the punchline – we’ve decided to keep them both permanently.