Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms children’s lives. However, did you know that foster care can totally transform a dogs life too?
We spoke to foster mum Wendie, who welcomed Goldie Oldie Joe into her life when he needed her most. His elderly mum was no longer able to care for him, and at 13 years old, he found himself needing loving and a comfortable home…urgently.
About fostering, Wendie says:
“To anyone wondering if a retired racing greyhound is for you, FOSTER. I had the most wonderful 4 months fostering Joe. I watched as he came out if his depression to become a funny, happy playful goofball. His love of snacks was only surpassed by his love of soft toys, all of which he kept in his bed, and slept on the floor next to them! Joe was ready for his forever home when sadly his back legs stopped working after a nasty fall, and he needed to be helped over the Rainbow Bridge. I was so sad. Would I do it all again? In a heartbeat. I know Joe’s last 4 months were happy ones for him, and that’s all that counts xx”Wendie, foster carer
So, you can see, foster carers make a HUGE difference to the life of hounds in need – it’s fair to say, they are very special people indeed. If you want to make a difference and be a dogs guardian angel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we have dogs of all ages needing help.