Foster Homes. FOSTERERS WANTED * None needed currently ***

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Foster Homes. FOSTERERS WANTED * None needed currently ***

gsprescuesw
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08 Jul 2010, 10:45 #1

Hello,

*** Please check the bottom of this post for any current foster needs. ***

Increasingly over the last few months I am finding that we are having to find foster homes for some of the dogs we agree to help.

In the past that requirement has been very occasional, and I have always been very lucky in finding occasional help without any problems. However, for a variety of reasons, I am needing such help more often.

There are two main reasons that foster homes are required. The first is that whilst the majority of dogs that we help can stay in their current homes whilst a suitable new home is found, there are occasions when that isn't possible. For example where an owner has become too ill to care for their dog, or they have housing problems, or similar. In these circumstances we sometimes need a foster home at very short notice whilst a new permanent home is found.

The second situation is where we have been asked to help rehome a stray dog. Some of these dogs come from UK pounds and vets or other rescue centres, and some come from Ireland. With these dogs the situation is slightly more dificult, as not only do we often need to find a place at very short notice, but anyone offering to take in such a dog needs to be aware that often little is known of the dog, so they have to be experienced enough to cope with any initial settling in problems.

We do offer full support for both categories, both in terms of covering the cost of the fostering, as well as offering advice etc. - particularly the latter, and should the fostering not work out, we will of course move the dog if it becomes necessary.

So do you think you could offer to help?

If so, please can you contact me to discuss things, and so that we can agree what sort of dog you can offer to help, and so that I can create a directory of potential fosterers.

Thank you for looking.

Sarah
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
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gsprescuesw
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18 Jul 2011, 17:38 #2

*** Pointer Rescue Service have now managed to find emergency kennelling for these 2 girls with an EP breeder ***


I have today been asked if we can help urgently to rehome two English Pointer bitches.

I only have limited information at present as I am having problems contacting the owner to get more information.

The dogs are currently in Ireland with their owner.

I have been told that they are a Mother and Daughter aged 9 and 6 years old.

The owner is bringing them over to the UK on Thursday (21/7/11) - landing at Fishguard and then travelling up to the Oxford area.

So can anyone offer these 2 girls a foster home whilst we find a new permanent home for them?

I will post more details as soon as I can get them.

Thank you.
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

20 Jul 2011, 13:53 #3

We are currently looking for foster homes for 4 dogs.

These are all dogs that are on the forum.

Nikey and Buster. This lovely pair of lads are having to be left far too long 'home-alone', and the situation is now more difficult as their home is now up for Sale, and access is needed by the estate agents. So if you can offer these 2 lads somewhere to chill, please get in touch ASAP. These lads live in Shrewbury.

*** Nikey and Buster have now moved to a new home on the 20/0/11 ***

Indi. This lovely young GSP is seeking a new home as he is struggling being left all day. His family have now asked if we can find a foster hiome for him ASAP. Indi is in Sunderland.

*** Indi has now moved to a new home ***

Dec. This poor lad was picked up us a stray just over a week ago but has not been reclaimed. As the stray kennels (in common with others throughout the county) is full, we need to get him a new home (foster home) urgently this weekend. Dec is in County Durham.

Dec has now moved to join me as a foster dog in NE Lincs whilst I look for a new permanent home for him

So if you feel that you could offer help to any of these dogs, please contact me ASAP.

Thank you
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

23 Sep 2011, 10:47 #4

23rd September, 2011.

I currently have 4 dogs that are looking urgently for a permanent home, and may need fostering in the interim.

*** Just been advised that Bramble's owners have had a possible home for Bramble offered via his breeder. The meeting has yet to take place (expected about 30/9/11), so until that meet has been decided we are not actively trying to place Bramble ***

The most urgent is Bramble, who can be seen in his own detailed pst further down this forum. His owner is losing their home, and needs to find a new home for the lovely Bramble by the 30th September. Bramble is currently living in Yeovil.

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We then have Abigali and Jody (who are also detailed below). These two girls were taken in along with Dee-Dee by a lovely volunteer a week ago. They are doing fine overall, but it is felt that a different type of home would suit them better. Also, with 3 foster dogs, it is hard to give them the individual (and different care) that each requires. N.B. The are looking to be fostered separately.

Abigail has now moved to a quieter foster home and new updates have been added

Abigail is rather shy, and finding things a bit daunting in a home with 9 other dogs, and her foster Mum thinks she would do better in a quieter home, and where she could get more human one-to-one. She is a very nice girl, but relatively inexperienced in the ways of the world so everything in new to her. She is friendly, but shy, and needs a home (with another dog for moral support) where time can be spent on her.

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We were told that Jody was believed to be a 'pointer cross' before she arrived from Ireland. She did look rather more ollie-like, but we were assured that she did 'point'! In the flesh, her foster Mum thinks she is pretty much pure Collie. A really friendly girl but very hyper. She is also struggling sharing her busy foster home in as much as she wants to be doing something alla the time, and unlike the other GPSs in teh home who settle down after a walk or whatever, she wants to keep on going! This is not helped as she is having to be kept on teh lead outside all the time as there are sheep in surrounding fields, and she looks rather too interested in them, so isn't getting enough exercixe. She is not annoying her canine house-mates by nagging at them to play, and there have been a few spats as a result. She is consequently having to be crataed at times to manage this. So Jody would benefit from a home where someone could direct her boundless energy with some good quality training. She would be fine with another dog. She is house-trained and fine to be in a crate at night etc. She does need work on her lead though, but with some one-2-one that should be easily rectified.

Both Jody and Abigail are in Powys.

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*** Just heard that this girl has been offered a home directly from the pound in Ireland so will not be travelling over here after all ***

Finally, I have today been asked to help a GSP X girlie who is in Dublin pound. She is definitely a GSP cross (as she has quite a full coat, and is quite a big girl), but is GSP coloured. In fact she really reminds me of Piper! She is only fairly young, and came off a travellers site, but little else is known about her. She is arriving from Ireland at the end of next week (on Thursday, 29th September), and needs a home to go to.

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At present the transport is shceduled to drop her off at Baldock, in Hertfordshire, but there is a possibility she could be dropped off elsewhere en route i.e. North Wales; South Manchester; East Birmingham; etc. as the courier travels South.

So are you experienced enough to take in an unknown girlie and to give her a respite home whilst a permaneant home is found for her?

If you feel that you could help with any of the above, please contact me ASAP.

Thank you.
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

04 Dec 2011, 15:49 #5

*** Isaac has nw been offered a foster home :) ***

Hello, we need a foster home for Isaac - the small young GSP lad due over from Ireland this Friday 9th December.

He is a friendly lad good with people and dogs and scrupulously clean in his kennel.

He has been wormed and flea-treatment administered; he has had his vaccinations started, and was neutered last Thursday. N.B. He also had an iguinal hernia repaired at the same time, so that will require a visit to the vet on Saturday 10th December to have the stitches removed.

As normal, the transport is arriving in Holyhead N.Wales just after midnight on Friday morning, with the transport then crossingover to South Manchester, tehn down teh M6 via Birmingingham, and athen heading on down to the South West of London down to J10 of the M25.

So if you feel that you can offer Isaac a temproary (or permanent!) home, please get in touch.

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I have also been contacted by another rescue in Greece to ask if we can urgently offer any foster homes for some European dogs due to arrive in the UK on the 18th/19th December, There are several dogs coming from the same rescue, but unfortunately since the plan to move them here was made, some fosterers have pulled out, so there are now a few dogs that urgently need a foster home to go to.

*** 10/12/11 Erasmia has been found a foster home, and GSP Rescue (SW) have agreed to look for a permanent home for her ***

I am awaiting more details of these dogs, but to be realistic and sensible, they can only go to experienced homes which will be quiet over Xmas - a big family gathering and party will not be what these dogs will appreciate. So ideally a quiet home with no children (older dog-savvy teens would be OK); maybe a calm older dog; and where you would have the time to give such a dog some TLC, and who will understand that everything is new to these dogs. A lot of effort has gone into getting these dogs prepared to come over to the UK and much fund-raising too, so obviously no one wants their planned removal to have to be cancelled for want of a foster home.

There are 3 girls who currently have no where to go :(

The first looks like a GSP or pointer cross :)

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E. around 2 years. home fell through as owner lost his job. E prefer male company to female. very clean, will not poo or pee in her home, will hold in forEVER..! Very dignified. Can be a little possessive but otherwise likes to play with balls, you throw, she headers it. gets on very well with kids and adults alike. This is my 14 year old daughters favourite dog.



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*** 10/12/11 Sadly, as no foster homes have been foiund for A and N, they will not be travelling at this time so will stay in Greece until permanent homes can be found for them. ***

The second looks maybe like a collie cross something?

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A is around 5 years. very sweet and affectionate dog. Likes to jump up on you and stare into your eyes. Easy to walk on leash and obedient. Gets on well with males and females but likes to be the dominate female. A is probably the easiest of all the dogs, quite a easy going character.

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And the third looks something like a GSD X Lab?

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N around 3 years, very sweet but strong dog so needs someone physically strong to handle her. Affectionate and loving, a lovely dog. Good with most dogs and good with all people. Needs lots of exercise

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They all 3 came in as strays, and are healthy and have full Pet Passports. All 3 have been receiving basic training to walk on the lead, 'sit', etc.

If we can help at all to find a permanent home for one of them that would be wonderful, or offering to foster them whilst alternative permanent homes are found, would also ensure that they can come to the UK as planned for a new home.

If you feel that you can help any of these dogs, please contact me Urgently.

Thank you.
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

19 Feb 2012, 18:24 #6

18th February, 2012

*** March 2012 The lovely Chloe is currently being fostered in NE Lincs. You can see more about her on her thread as per the link below. ***

The lovely Chloe is due to arrive over from Ireland this week (w/c 20th February), probably towards the end of the week.

You can see more about her here:-

chloe-black-gsp-x-lab-3-7-yrs-eire-available-t512.html

So far, no one has offered a home to this lovely girl, so we are looking for someone to foster her.

Can you help?

If so, please contact me ASAP.

Thank you.

Sarah
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

30 Apr 2012, 17:57 #7

30th April, 2012.

*** A lovely couple have bravely offered to foster both of these lads upon arrival from Ireland whilst we find them new permanent homes ***

Marty a young GSP, and Ben a young English Pointer are travelling over from Ireland later this week, to arrive in the early hours of Friday morning, 4th May.

Please look at their threads .....

We know little about either lad apart from they are both friendly.

However we do not know their status on all the normal things you might ask, such as:-

House-training
Children
Cats
Being Left
Walking on the Lead
Recall
Stock
etc.

They do however need somewhere to go when they arrive on Friday morning!

I can't take them, as I already have Chloe and her puppies staying with me :(

So can you help either of these lads?

Both have been wormed, de-flead and neutered. They have had their vaccinations started too. Ben is also micro-chipped.

The lads will be travelling over by courier, landing in Holyhead just after midnight on Friday, 4th May, and then the transport carries East along the North of Wales, before picking up the M6 just to the north of Knutsford Services.

He than travels down the M6 past Birmingham. After that his route can vary.

He does normally go to Ockham Common (just of J10 of the M25).

The dogs would need to be met off the transport at an agreed point (normally a motorway service station).

So can you help?

If so, please contact me urgently.
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

03 Jun 2014, 17:30 #8

*** Safc was offered a lovely foster home which within hours turned into a permanent home :D So Safc is now safely rehomed. ***

The very lovely Safc is seeking an emergency foster home as she needs to leave her home by Saturday. 7th June.

You can see her thread here:-

safc-l-flecked-5-year-old-gsp-bitch-available-t778.html

She is a lovely girl, very biddable and friendly out and about, but needs to be an only dog; no cats or other small furries; and no small children.

She is currently living in Swansea, but her Dad is going away for work on Sunday, and her Mum can't manage Safc and their other dog in his absence :( whilst she is awaiting an offer of a permanent home.

So please contact me urgently if you can help.

Thank you.

Sarah
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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31 Jul 2014, 10:26 #9

*** Dexter was offered a unique foster home living at Knowsley Safari Park, which he moved to on 10th August, and where he has settled in well. :D

Now safely rehomed :D ***



Dexter is a lovely 14 month old GSP boy who is looking for a new home where he can receive SAFE exercise and training. Whilst we are ultimately looking for a permanent home for Dexter, if there is any experienced person who could take him until such a home can be found, then that would be ideal.

Details can be viewed here ...

dexter-l-flecked-1-yr-gsp-boy-available-t804.html

His current family decided a few days ago that they really couldn't cope with him in their current situation, so have offered him for rehoming, but they are now going on holiday for 3 weeks, so poor Dexter is having to go into boarding kennels.

I have the owner's permission and agreement with the kennels that he can be moved before their return if we can find a suitable home to give this very personable young man a better life .....

Dexter is currently in kennels near Kendal in Cumbria.

So if you feel that you can offer this lovely lad a safe temporary home, please get in touch ASAP.

Thank you.
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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gsprescuesw
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008, 11:49

24 Nov 2014, 08:36 #10

*** All now safely rehomed - thank you to all who offered homes for these lovely dogs ***


We have been contacted by a well-respected GSP breeder to ask if we can help find new homes for several older (7 month) GSP boy puppies who have yet to find their first home. The breeder really wants these young dogs to get started in life, so we have offered to help.

These are well-bred GSPs from top lines - including many German lines. They are legally docked, micro-chipped and vaccinated.

They are well socialised around other dogs and used to a variety of people, although having lived so far in kennels, they would need house-training and socialising outside the home etc., but they are friendly biys although have had limited meetings with strangers, but soon come round. :)

We are looking for experienced GSP owners to help with these boys whilst we find their forever homes. They will need plenty of support to transfer to home-living, but experience shows that given sensible handling (and ideally a lead from an older calmer dog), they will make the transition with minimal issues.

For logistical reasons, it would be ideal if you live in the South East / East Anglia.

If you feel you can help, please contact me ASAP.

N.B. If you haven't already done so, it would help if you could complete our on-line Adoption Interest form before contacting me, just so that I know more about you prior to talking to you to save time :wink:

http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk/adopt.html

Thank you.
Sarah Hadley

on behalf of GSP Rescue SW
http://www.gsprescuesw.co.uk
E-Mail:- info@gsprescuesw.co.uk
01472-398653 (not after 9:00 pm please)
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