|Bun Brioche, Blini and Baguette|
We get quite a lot of requests to foster dogs for short, or even long periods, so I wanted to clarify which dogs or puppies are the ones that we like to send to temporary homes.
The very young baby pups that are rescued when they're pretty much newly born always need fostering. They have to be bottle fed with special milk that's suitable for puppies (cow's milk can't be used), and every few hours to begin with, so obviously intensive care is needed and that's something we're unable to provide. The four "B" puppies shown on the left are almost ready to go to their new families from their current foster homes.
You can also watch this lovely video of two such puppies, Ripple and Wavy, through their first weeks of life and yes, they're now ready to be adopted. https://www.facebook.com/hkdogrescue/videos/232483105656546
Still in foster homes and growing fast, as all puppies do, are the litter of six who went as a group to the same home (and what an amazing feat that has been to successfully raise so many hungry little babies). You can follow them on https://instagram.com/typhoon_k_puppies
|Liz was in foster after leg surgery|
Some of the adult dogs come to us needing surgery on their legs, and this is another situation where foster homes are needed so the dogs can recover in a safe and clean environment, away from other dogs that could jump on them or pull at the dressings. Liz was one of those, a gorgeous medium-sized fuzzy girl whose leg had obviously been broken and healed at a funny angle, so we needed to have that repaired. Liz has now moved from her recovery foster home to a new and forever family, the best outcome for all concerned.
|Jumble is a tiny poodle boy who needs knee surgery|
One of the recently arrived small dogs, a tiny poodle called Jumble, will need surgery on his back legs too. This is the very common luxating patella (slipping kneecap) that many small dogs suffer from, and if not surgically repaired it just gets worse as the years pass. Jumble will be having surgery soon so we need a foster home for him, and who could resist this funny little boy.
|Jasper had knee surgery today|
Another dog who came at the same time as tiny Jumble was schnoodle (schnauzer/poodle) Jasper. He also needed to have surgery for patella luxation so we're looking for a recovery foster home for him too, hopefully one that has a view to adopt but that's not essential.
There are many old dogs at our Tai Po Homing Centre, seniors that have been with us for years and who are now at the stage in their lives when all they want is a soft bed and a quiet life, with gentle daily walks.
We've been trying to decide whether or not to ask for foster homes for three recent arrivals, all small puppy girls. They're not sisters as one is younger and very tiny (Sandy), but they will all be small-medium as adults. The white girl Spicy is probably the oldest, full of energy and always playing. The black girl with a white chin is Sugar, and she's also adorable. Spicy is probably ready to be adopted as a singleton, but for the other two we'd prefer that they stay together for now.
For all foster enquiries please email Cindy at email@example.com, and for adoptions remember to complete the questionnaire at www.hongkongdogrescue.com/adopt/adoption-questionnaire/ as a first step.