Dogs Trust Salisbury seeks doggy foster ‘pawrents’ 

Dogs Trust Salisbury is looking for local dog lovers to open their homes and hearts by volunteering to foster a dog whilst they wait to find their forever home.

The team is looking to recruit foster carers are around for the majority of the day, have no pets or children under 12, are willing to take on dogs who need training and who live no more than an hour’s drive from the Salisbury centre. They will need to have their own transport so they can take their foster dog to meet potential adopters, or attend appointments at the centre.

Emma Sainsbury, co-ordinator of the Home from Home fostering scheme, says: “Some dogs that are very young, old, those who are poorly, recovering from an operation or those dogs that just don’t settle into kennel life, really benefit from being able to continue to enjoy their home comforts and the love of a family until they find a new forever home.

“The ideal candidate would live no more than an hour’s drive from the centre, have a secure garden, live with older children and no other pets. Fostering is completely free and we’ll provide everything you could possibly need, such as food, bedding, toys, treats and are on hand to provide 24-hour guidance and training advice.

“We know the requirements to become a foster carer are quite specific, but we really hope that there are people out there who want to give dogs a little bit of extra TLC in their hour of need. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, we would love to hear from you!”

Although dog lovers with children and other pets can become foster carers, foster homes without children or other animals make it easier for the dog to fit into their new home life.

If you think you can offer a rescue dog the type of foster home we are looking for please contact

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