Dogs Trust Salisbury is calling on local dog lovers to consider opening their hearts and their homes to give a dog a home temporarily as part of the charity’s fostering programme.

The Home from Home fostering scheme was set up at the Salisbury centre in 2015 and it has provided a foster home for almost 600 dogs who went on to pack their bags and head off to their forever homes.

The charity is looking for more foster carers, particularly in Bath and Yeovil, to take in a hound housemate so that rescue dogs can continue to enjoy a home environment while they wait for their new owners.

The scheme may be of interest to anyone who would love to have a dog in their life, but who can’t commit to the cost of taking care of a dog, as volunteer foster carers are provided with everything the dog needs such as food, bedding, and toys, and the charity will cover the cost of any necessary vet bills. They are also supported by the Dogs Trust team in giving guidance and advice whenever needed.

Foster carers need to be over the age of 18, preferably have an adult only home and be around for most of the day. As the dogs will need to visit the rehoming centre to meet potential new owners, fosters need to have their own car and live within an hour’s journey of the centre.

For more information, please contact the Home from Home team at Dogs Trust Salisbury on 0303 003 0000 or

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