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Today I went to a dog rescue

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goodasitgets Sun 08-Jun-14 21:04:22

And I went on a walk and took one of their dogs grin
This week I have a home check and if I am approved I will be emergency fostering. Also can then take dogs for the day to get them out the kennels for respite
So excited!!!

SpicyPear Sun 08-Jun-14 22:10:54

Good work smile

LadyTurmoil Sun 08-Jun-14 22:34:50

That's brilliant! The rescue will love you for doing it and I'm sure you'll love the dogs grin

goodasitgets Tue 10-Jun-14 13:23:43

I'm still grinning from ear to ear grin
Any tips for a home check?

SpicyPear Tue 10-Jun-14 14:14:45

Different orgaisations approach home checks differently. Some just want a quick look at the garden and some (the ones I do) are more like interviews.

If the latter, and just in general, I would advise you to be really honest about your experience and what you and your home are or are not suited to. Fostering is really rewarding but most placements with new fosterers that I see go wrong do so through well intentioned over-enthusiasm/optimism about what they can manage.

goodasitgets Tue 10-Jun-14 14:34:40

Will only be ever having dogs as one night emergency foster or through the day as respite so not long term
Am happy dealing with most things, used to big dogs
Now frantically tidying! I've got a water bowl, blankets, toys and treats

goodasitgets Wed 11-Jun-14 19:48:45

I passed the home check gringringringringringringringringrin

calmtulip Wed 11-Jun-14 19:52:03

Fantastic! Please post how you get on!

goodasitgets Wed 11-Jun-14 19:59:01

I will. Am taking one dog out on Friday for the day and another over the weekend

goodasitgets Thu 12-Jun-14 19:23:51

Picture of the dog I am taking tomorrow - this is after a walk the other day on the back seat of my car grin

SpicyPear Thu 12-Jun-14 19:48:45

Ooh lovely! Have fun.

goodasitgets Sat 14-Jun-14 15:09:08

We had a lovely day yesterday, two walks and lots of snoozing!
Today I picked up another dog, we have been to a dog show and now we have come home. This one thinks he can fit on my lap (I'm slightly squished) grin
Took lots of pics but don't want to bore everyone with them

Floggingmolly Sat 14-Jun-14 15:30:28

He's gorgeous!! Post the other pics, they're far from boring... smile

goodasitgets Sat 14-Jun-14 15:36:13

Darcy yesterday

Teddy today

And at home

Bowlersarm Sat 14-Jun-14 15:38:07

He's gorgeous.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 14-Jun-14 15:40:39


Poor doggies.

How lovely that they get some quality time with you.

goodasitgets Sat 14-Jun-14 15:43:00

I loved Darcy but Teddy is also super cool. Mainly he is asleep on the sofa at the minute. We've done some sit practice grin

Floggingmolly Sat 14-Jun-14 16:04:22

Ah, Teddy's a staffy. I love staffies. How long have you got them for?

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Sat 14-Jun-14 16:08:07

You absolute ☆! It's so good when dogs get this, and saying it hwre might prompt others to do it, who can't take a dog on full time.

goodasitgets Sat 14-Jun-14 16:15:55

Well I've had him since about half 12, probably take him back about 5pm. Although he's on his back, legs in the air and snoring confused

And yes definitely, even if you can't bring a dog home, rescues always need people to groom dogs and walk them, or donate things such as old towels, duvets etc
I'm getting such satisfaction from seeing a dog that is so extraordinarily happy doing normal things like sleeping in the living room

Owllady Sun 15-Jun-14 16:13:26

Oh good for you ::
What rescue is it through?
Both dogs look chuffed to bits grin

goodasitgets Sun 15-Jun-14 17:01:32

It's a local one called homeless hounds smile
And yes, both were so so happy!

goodasitgets Wed 18-Jun-14 21:37:05

Taking another dog out tomorrow who has been in kennels for a long time smile
Hoping to pick her up at lunch and take her back at tea time

KiwiJude Fri 20-Jun-14 00:28:33

What a lovely thing to do, Darcy and Teddy both be very happy with their outings smile

goodasitgets Fri 20-Jun-14 00:29:13

This is peaches who came out with me today

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