People may not realise but we have a lot of dogs in long term foster homes. Most of these are oldies but some are just ill.
We pay the vets bills for these dogs (apart from routine things such as flea and boosters) and they cost us a LOT of money.
Many of these dogs need regular medication and vets visits and for some its just the aches and pains and things like bad stomachs and ears that come with old age. Some of these dogs cost us a lot initially as they have untreated skin problems infections etc and many need expensive dentals.
Every time one of these dogs need us we cringe as we know we will be looking at hefty vet bills and possibly a regular drain on our precious and limited resources - but how can we say no!
Without us and the lovely caring foster homes that take on these 'Oldies' what chance for a future would they have?
We have lost some of our oldies this year, the lovely Peggy, Benson and Sam and that make us sad, but we know that they ended their lives loved and well cared for and that makes it better.
We are truly grateful that a good number of the foster homes not only care for these dogs so well but also gladly pay the vets bills for their oldies knowing that really does help us out. If you want to help with our oldies then why not think about joining our 'Sponsor an Oldie' scheme.
Set up a regular monthly payment of a minimum of £5 into our bank and we will send you a regular newsletter updating you about how they are getting on.
We can do a sponsorship package for any local businesses who want to get involved in some way as well.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to join this scheme.
We love helping the Oldies and with your support we can never have to say no :)
Jamie is an elderly lurcher boy who found himself in the pound. He now had a very contented life in his foster home.
Butch spent a long time in Kennels whilst his dad was in hospital then came to us. he found his forever home but again his owner fell ill. He wasn't an easy boy and hated to be left. He was lucky enough to find a home with Carole where he is very happy. He is prone to ear infections but a healthy boy apart from that.
Pip is a little old girl who was left behind when her owner sadly passed away. She now lives in a lovely foster home and can often be seen whizzing round town on her fosters knee in his mobility scooter
Micky was a poundie. He found his forever home but then very sadly his new dad passed away. He came back to us but by this time was older and getting stiff. That was soon sorted with regular medication and herbal treatments and he is now very settled and content in his foster home.
Tiggy was another who lost his owner. When he arrived he was older than expected. In foster it was discovered he needed a dental and he had an issue with his legs. So far he has had over £1000 worth of vets treatment and he will be on painkillers now for life. Tiggy however doesn't realise he is old and a bit crock :) and he runs his foster home ragged with his cheeky adventures. What a happy and well loved little old man he is.
When Fergal came to us he wasn't in a good way. He had long matted hair and a mouth full of rotten teeth. After treatment to get him back to full health this little old boy has settled brilliantly into his foster home and is now lavished with attention.