New foster

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  1. Naya

    Naya Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    I have a new foster dog coming over from Cyprus on 4th February. I'm funding his transport over here and will get the cost back once he's adopted. I couldn't leave him in the kennels after being in a house for months. His name is Jet and he is 8/9 months old. He's been in a foster home in Cyprus for several months, but went into kennels last week. I think he looks like a small lab X......possibly with a collie or a smaller dog.
    Very excited to have another boy come over
     
  2. JulieT

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    Well done! And how lovely of you to do this. I wish you, and Jet, all the luck in the world.
     
  3. MaccieD

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    Oh Ternaya how lovely, and kind of you. I'm sure Jet will be very happy with you and Harley until he finds a forever home. Looking forward to some photos of our new boy :D
     
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    That is lovely Ternaya.
    I hope all goes well x
     
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    Super job Ternaya,you are wonderful.Hope the travel process goes smoothly x
     
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    That's lovely news Ternaya , look forward to seeing photos and well done to you x
     
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    Well done, so kind of you to foster these dogs and to enable them to have a happy life. x
     
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    Such a undervalued, but important job. Though us in the know, that's us girls, we DO recognise what an important job it is. It can be a life changing favour for both do and eventual owner.

    Three cheers for Ternaya
     
  9. JulieT

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    I agree, it's a wonderful thing to do.

    Naya I was wondering though, what leads you to foster a dog from Cyprus, with the extra cost involved? Is it that the Cyprus organisation reaches out to you better via facebook, or that this is where the dogs are coming from? Or is it the conditions those dogs are in and the dogs in the UK seem better off? I think a dog is a dog, and all deserve homes regardless, but I was just interested in your experience.
     
  10. Karen

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    Well done Naya, looking forward to seeing and hearing more about Jet.
     
  11. Naya

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    JulieT - when I fostered Spero i joined their Facebook pages. Through there I have helped raise money by selling bits and pieces as they get no funding except from everyday people.
    I contacted several dogs homes in the UK to talk about fostering, but as I work 25 hours a week they won't consider me. I also spoke to them about fundraising and they said they would like help, but it had to be done from their offices which I am unable to commit to on a regular basis.
    I have followed a lot of dogs on the Cyprus dogs website, some have happy endings, a few don't, often due to a lack of money to get them the medical care they need.
    The volunteer staff in Cyprus try and keep the kennels running and clean, but do struggle a lot as they constantly have dogs coming in constantly.
    Most of the dogs can only come to the UK if they are adopted (the fee gets them over here) or if someone does fundraising for their travel costs, or if someone sponsors them to come over and get the money back once they are adopted. There's no pressure from them for people to fund personally - I contacted them to ask how much it costed to get a dog over and decided that I would like to help by doing this.
    I would love to foster in the UK but until I retire it won't happen.
     
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    Awww, Jet was my first Lab girl's name. For the semi-precious gemstone.

    What a good thing you are doing. Looking forward to photos of your Jet and good stories about him. :)
     
  13. JulieT

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    Thanks, Naya, really interested in your experience. I too struggle to meet the foster requirements in the UK. :(
     
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    What a wonderful thing to do again Ternaya. Good luck with Jet can't wait to see some photo's :) x

    That is shocking that UK rescue centres do not think some of you meet fostering criteria. This is probably why so many dogs are stuck in kennels uneccessarily, how very sad :( x
     
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    I think it's great what you are doing and that the UK is loosing out on some very good homes for our own dogs in rescue centres due to their rehoming rules. I know they need to be mindful but there are plenty of working people that are excellent dog owners. No wonder our kennels are so full.

    Well done to you for creating an opportunity for Jet to get a forever home.
     
  16. Oberon

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    The rules do sound really strict. Rather incredible that JulieT and Naya don't qualify when clearly your dogs have the best possible homes.
     
  17. MaccieD

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    It is really shocking that dogs are left in shelters rather than being to go to new loving homes. While rules are important for me in these situations they should be guidelines and every case assessed individually
     
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    You are good Ternaya, Jet is a luck dog
     
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    Well done Naya. Beanwood and I would not normally qualify either. Fortunately when adopting Casper, BRX don't have a 'one size fits all' approach, and consider the actual home and dog combination.... Fairly obvious really :confused:
    When we have fostered (Selfish thing to do - it's incredibly rewarding, if a bit challenging at times) we also looked after Cyprus and BRX dogs only for the same reason.
     
  20. Naya

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    Update - It looks like Jet might of been adopted . I am happy for him, but sad that I didn't get to meet him. We are currently discussing bringing a different dog over. I will let you know when we decide who we are going to foster next.
     
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