Dogs Trust extends Home from Home scheme to Angus

Dogs Trust has extended its successful Home from Home Scheme into Dundee and the surrounding counties of Angus, Perthshire and Fife and is calling on locals to get in touch.

By
Morag Kuc
Monday, 11th April 2022, 10:59am
Dogs Trust extends Home from Home scheme to Angus

Megan Wilkinson has just been employed as Dogs Trust’s first Home from Home Co-ordinator in Dundee and is hoping to hear from dog loving locals who are willing to become foster carers, opening their hearts and homes to dogs that await their forever home.

Megan said: “The long-lasting impact of the pandemic means some dog owners are finding themselves having to make very difficult decisions which may include giving up their pets. We need to be there for as many people and dogs as possible so increasing the number of foster carers we have is a positive way to increase our support during this challenging time.

“Expanding Home from Home into Dundee and the surrounding areas will allow us to provide more support in Scotland. I’m excited to be working within the local community to find forever homes for more dogs within Tayside, Perthshire, Fife and Angus and am keen to hear from locals who want to help us.”

Susan Tonner, West Calder Rehoming Centre Manager said: To foster you must have the time and patience to help the dog adjust to their new surroundings and also be prepared to say goodbye when their forever home is found. As a fosterer you can be assured you have played a pivotal role in the successful happy future life of the dog and your next foster dog could be patiently waiting for your help. We couldn’t do our vital work without our fosterers and we are so incredibly grateful to have their loyal support.”

Fosterers must have a love of dogs, a secure garden area, be at home most of the day and preferably not have young children. Dogs Trust will support you every step of the way providing food, bedding and any other practical things you need to make your new canine friend feel at home. The charity also covers the costs of all veterinary treatment and is working in partnership with Parkside Veterinary Group in Dundee. The length of time a dog is in foster care differs in each individual case.

Anyone interested can call Megan on 01506 873459 or email HFH.Dundee@dogstrust.org.uk

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