Featured Dog

Jorja

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Jorja - AVAILABLE

Age -  D.O.B. 12/07/2016

Sex - Female

Breed - Dogue de Bordeaux X

Size - Large/Giant

History - Jorja had a loving home but change of personal circumstances meant her owners could not meet Jorja's needs.

Personality -  Jorja is a rapidly growing puppy, already the size of a small labrador at 6 months old, she's going to be a big girl. She is incredibly affectionate and playful, though has never lived with children or other dogs, and given her size would only be suitable to live with older children. Jorja's personality is still developing and she will need an owner with time and patience to be able to provide her with the training and socialisation she needs. 

A little message from Jorja-

“"My top is made out of rubber, my bottoms made out of springs, I'm bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!"

 

Fostering a Dog

 Long-term Foster

If you can offer a rescue dog a foster space in your home and lifestyle over a longer period of time, or even better until they find a forever home, you can consider a long-term foster. We cover all the fees except for the food. We support you with any training needed so it isn't a hassle.

Please note although we re-home throughout the UK we can only accept foster applications from people within Hull and East Riding, the reason for this is we need the dog to be accessible for assessments and viewings. If you live outside the East Riding then maybe you can help us with home checking and support for any dogs that we adopt outside of the Hull area.

The only dog available to Foster at the moment is Sprite:

 


 

sprite

Sprite - AVAILABLE

Sex - Male

Age - Approx 2 Years Old

Breed - Malamute X

Size - Large

History - Sprite has been in rescue since he was 14 weeks old, he was adopted but unfortunately was returned to rescue. Sprite belongs to SHARE rescue and is currently staying at Oakwood while he finds his new home. 

Personality - Sprite loves all humans he meets but is unable to live with small children due to his size, and no cats or small furries. Sprite loves his walks and fuss so would be very happy in a home where he's the centre of attention! Sprite has nearsightedness and struggles to see everything clearly, sadly they don't make glasses for dogs!

Sprite is good with other dogs and likes to play. He may be able to live with another dog depending on their personality.

A little message from Sprite -

“I love to play, but I sometimes find it hard to see everything. I need someone who will teach me games and keep me safe as I have a bit of a habit of bumping into things!”

For more details on fostering Sprite please submit an application and we will be in touch.


The biggest restrictions on what dogs we can place in foster is typically:

Children

Other Dogs

Cats/small furries

Being left alone

For dogs who are lucky enough to get placed into foster, the benefits are huge. They can enjoy more one to one attention and a settled home environment. The dogs can be better assessed which provides a better understanding of the dog's behaviour, enabling us to match them with the perfect home, family and lifestyle.

Some dogs cope better than others with kennels and for those that don't cope so well, many behaviour issues seen in kennels are not seen at home and as a result the dogs are much happier and stress free. The benefits for you are great too: experience in looking after and handling a range of dogs, walkies everyday - meet new people and get fit! cuddles and snuggles, playtime and games and a new best friend who you can keep updated with once they've found their new home.

Conditions of Fostering

Many of the dogs that arrive at Oakwood have a vague, blurred history or none at all. Therefore they are often un-assessed in a home environment and may display problem behaviours, from minor lack of house training, to severe aggression to people etc. To prevent further disruption to these dogs already traumatic lives, we need our foster carers to be totally committed to whatever dog they take on and to work through any issues that are presented.

We can provide support and advice with email, phone and home visits where necessary to address issues and progression with training. Equally we need a committment from our fosters to be able to provide this effectively. We will endeavour to assess the dogs to the best of our professional ability to match you with a dog that is suitable for lifestyle, although many behavioural issues may only surface in the home environment.

We will cover veterinary fees of our rescue dogs in foster, you as the foster are required to provide food, toys etc.

 


If you are interested in fostering one of our rescue dogs, please complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch with you.

Thank you.

Foster Dog Application Form
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  • When are you looking to foster?:

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