Foster homes required

Fostering or adopting a rescue dog may require more effort and patience from you as the carer; however, the love and gratification you will receive in return is immeasurable. You will be witness to an incredible transformation of the dog when brought into a loving home. Rescue dogs come with their own amazing personalities which may just need a little help to shine through, and although they are French Bulldogs they still come in all different shapes and sizes
As a fosterer there is a wonderful feeling of knowing you have helped and prepared that particular dog to become a successfully Adopted dog, enabling him to stay in his Forever Home – may be you will even become that Forever Home.
It is a wonderful feeling to know you have helped to change, or even saved a life.

*** Foster home needed for Merida ***

Merida is 2 1/2 years old and unspayed. This little black beauty is coming into Phoenix due to a relationship issue between her and the resident lady English Bulldog. She is, however, ok with the resident male English Bulldog so with the right introductions she should be able to live with another calm neutered male. Merida is fine with children of all ages but as she has only lived with older children we are saying 10 years plus please. Merida has not lived with cats so we are saying no to any feline friends. Merida currently has a collapsed ear canal and this will need treatment, which we will, of course, cover. Merida is fine to be left and is fully house trained. If you feel you are able to offer Merida a foster home please comment using the contact form on this website or contact Deborah Wadhams direct by email.

 

****FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR WENDY****

No your eyes do not deceive you, Wendy is a Bulldog and what a beautiful girl she is.
Wendy has the classic look of British grumpiness but in fact is a very loving affectionate girl who wants nothing more than to have a good hug on the sofa.
She is 4 years old and love’s to go out for a walk and meet new people especially if it means stopping for a spot of breakfast or lunch.

Children:- Due to her size we would suggest 8 years plus as she does like to sit on you for a hug.

Dogs:- Wendy has been living amicably with a very laid back (horizontal) female bulldog but is not getting in with the Male French bulldog, so we would suggest that as long as the dog is female and very laid back with no interest in being top dog she will be fine (going on current home life) I also believe that she will be absolutely fine as an only dog.

Cats:- she has not shown any interest in cats on walks but at the same time she has never lived with one so completely untested.

Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location.

If you are interested in this big beautiful girl please ensure that your home life is suitable before sending in your foster forms.

 

**** FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR DUCHESS ****

This is a very sad cased as we need Duchess to be rehomed asap to a foster home wishing to adopt as it is possible she MAY lose her sight. She has an eye condition requiring surgery (this will happen in foster) and we have everything crossed that this will help but nothing can be confirmed, so we need her to settle and know her surroundings in case the worse should occur.

Duchess is a 5 year old pied girl who has been raise with very young children, other dogs and cats, so is a wonderful pet, but just needs a little extra love.

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DUCHESS at a glance: MEDICAL

DOGS: YES

CATS: YES

CHILDREN: YES – all ages but must be dog savvy in case she does lose her sight.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

 

**** FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR O’MALLEY ****

Sorted thank you!

This lad needs a MEDICAL foster home as he is suffering with diagnosed collitis and this needs to be looked into and treated accordingly – yes it means he has diarrhoea and needs to have his food looked at and see a vet for some investigations for what works best for him.

He is an absolutely lovely lad, blue fawn and only 14 months old. He is good with other dogs and children but a fosterer should be mindful that accidents may occur so very young children may not be a good idea.

His issue is very workable and we have overcome this condition many times – you don’t ‘cure’ collitis, you ‘manage’ it but it is very do-able and O’Malley will make a lovely pet for the right home who just need to watch every morsel that goes in his mouth.

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O’Malley at a glance: MEDICAL FOSTER

DOGS: Yes

CATS: No – plays chase

CHILDREN: Yes, not very young as he cannot have ‘treats’

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

 

*** URGENT – LONG-TERM FOSTER/ADOPT NEEDED, A VERY SPECIAL ONE ***

Sorted thank you!

Do you have experience with blind dogs?

This is a very sad case where Eleanor, one of our PPP dogs, has gone suddenly blind due to glaucoma. She is struggling to come to terms with her condition and needs a home that can understand this and take time, lots of time, with settling her and helping her come to terms with her new life. Her current foster home are doing a fabulous job but she now needs something a little more specialised.

Eleanor loves children and dogs too, so is very easy to place, but now that she is unable to see she would probably benefit from a home with less going on and maybe a quiet companion dog to help her – she would also be no problem with a cat either. She is scared to go for a walk (she never was good) but even needs to be reluctantly taken outside to toilet now. It is very early days for her and there are many ways we can support her to move forward but at 6 years old it is a big change in her life.

Eleanor has only ever known a life of being bred before she came into rescue, so this is cruel blow to an adorable little dog who was just beginning to find a new life.

Can you help her to find her feet and feel safe? Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

 

**** FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR ELSA ****

Elsa is a 5 year old girl who has had a couple of litters but has been loved by a Breeder – not a Greeder, remember not to confuse those. She hasn’t been around children or cats so we will say definitely not to the latter and older ones only for the former. She is a brindle lady and is happy around other male dogs but will be spayed whilst in foster so maybe no castrated males, and she is not keen on females.

She is a calm girl and will make a very affectionate pet.

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Elsa at a glance:

DOGS: Castrated males only

CATS: No

CHILDREN: Yes, older, 12+ only

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week.

 

 

 

**** FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR SAVANNAH ****

This 2 year old fawn girl needs to be an only dog – that wasn’t known until a new dog was introduced to HER home and she was NOT happy about it. It is possible that in the right home she could be very slowly introduced as she is fine with other dogs when out and about, but right now she is very stroppy about the other resident canine and it would be good to get her moved asap before she develops this into ‘learned behaviour’ and decided to permanently hate all other dogs.

Savannah can live with older children but is likely to chase cats, so that is no-no.

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Savannah at a glance:

DOGS: No

CATS: No

CHILDREN: Yes, older ones 10+

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

 

**** SHELBY NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

Sorted thank you!

Poor Shelby has not had the best start in life either – she was actually rescued a few months ago by her current owner and they have made great headway in settling her after she has clearly been used for breeding. She can be very anxious and may wee when left, even if only for 10 minutes, so she needs help with her anxiety and someone who can be around with her to build her confidence. She barks at other dogs when out but she has probably not been socialised. She needs taking right back to basics and starting to learn how to be a dog all over again, but a more confident dog, one that is safe and loved.

Shelby lives with a child and is gentle and affectionate, but can be stubborn – she is a Frenchie.

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Shelby at a glance:

DOGS: No

CATS: Untested

CHILDREN: Yes, but a calmer household would be good for her to find her feet, so maybe 8 years old +

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

*** DESMOND NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

Not much is known about this brindle lad, Desmond, as he was bought from an online advert at 13 months old and is now only 17 months old. It is probably fair to say that his socialisation as a pup hasn’t been great as he has some undesirable traits that need to be worked with. We think most of it is due to anxiety and it could be said that his stress-bucket is well and truly full to running over, and he has started to nip for attention.On the whole he enjoys a family environment but his current home is very busy and he seems to be struggling with how to cope, so a move to something more structured and quieter would be ideal for Desmond.

Desmond’s anxiety has manifested as hair loss too, so the psychological aspect is affecting him and as a ‘teenager’ now he has started to chew things he shouldn’t, so is crate-trained for periods when he is alone.

This boy loves to explore on his walks but he is not good with large dogs and may attack them – we don’t know if he has been bitten in the past but he is sure he will get in first. Long walks with lots of stimulation to his brain will be perfect for him though, wear out the body and mind and he will be less difficult in the home. Cats are a definite no-no.

I don’t want to make Desmond sound terrible because he is an affectionate boy and does like people, including children, but he needs to be an only dog with an experienced owner who can walk his hind legs off and teach him some manners in a positive fashion.

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Desmond at a glance:

DOGS: Not whilst in the assessment/foster stage – tbc, may accept a smaller female in time

CATS: No, definitely not

CHILDREN: Yes, 12+ and dog savvy

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

 

**** OCTAVIA NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

Octavia is a 3 year old pied girl who has probably not had the best of starts. She was handed into a dog home as a stray and was re-homed. Sadly, this didn’t work out as her ‘mothering’ to a lively resident pup was perceived as aggression and she was taken back. She is a very sweet girl who is happy to settle in her bed, but does like affection. It is highly likely that she needs to go back to basics for behaviour and manners in general, but nothing that causes any major concern.

Octavia needs a stable family home with dog experience so that she can be understood. She will probably chase cats so we wouldn’t advise those, and as we have no true idea how she is with children we will say older ones only. In an experienced home we think she could be introduced to another dog, preferably male, to ensure there is no competition.

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Octavia at a glance:

DOGS: Yes, male preferably

CATS: No, she may chase

CHILDREN: Older ones only, 12+

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

**** ASTON NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

Sorted now thank you!

A pied boy – always a bit of fun in a pied, I always think they are a bit cheeky – or maybe mine is just crazy! Aston is 4 years old and lives with another dog so can do so again. He is a much loved lad only coming to us due to sad personal circumstances. He is already castrated so although he has lived harmoniously with another castrated male he may also like a lady friend to keep him company.

Aston has been around children from babies and with the exception of cats is an all round lovely chap.

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Aston at a glance:

DOGS: Yes

CATS: No

CHILDREN: Yes, all ages

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

**** MINI NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

Sorted now thank you!

Mini is a very sweet little fawn girl who loves anyone and anything. She is good with children but will chase cats and gets very excited when she sees other dogs so may bark.

She is only 3 years old and not yet been neutered so we would be happy for her to live with a gentle, neutered male. Mini is a really sweet and affectionate girl who has been well loved in a family environment, so we know she can live well with children from at least 3/4 years old and upwards. She is quite exuberant and can mouth and jump up, but this can soon be trained with some positive techniques.

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Mini at a glance:

DOGS: NOt lived with one but possibly a male

CATS: No, she will chase

CHILDREN: Yes

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

**** SUNBEAM NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

This little girl needs a family home as at only 3 years old she is quite a busy little thing. She is not getting long with a resident female dog in the house but it is highly likely she would live amicably with a castrated male. She is very pretty indeed, a platinum fawn, very pale. She adores children and humans but is untested with cats.

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Sunbeam at a glance:

DOGS: Castrated male only, similar size

CATS: No

CHILDREN: Yes, all ages

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

**** OPEL NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

This little girl is in a bit of a mess and will need a ‘medical’ foster who can love her and mend her. She has shocking ears and also has very poor eyes; she was bought from Gumtree, purely to breed, was bred and was to be passed on again but those people were persuaded to let her be handed into rescue to stop this vile cycle of pumping out pups. She has clearly been bred several times already and no care has been given to her health. She is little pied girl, who needs building up, sh cant be more than around 4 years old. She has a very sweet nature too

She is seeing a vet today for immediate attention to her eyes – we may not be able to save one of them, that remains to be decided – and is currently being bathed, cleaned and pampered to make her feel better.

Can you help get this little love back on her paws?

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Opel at a glance:

DOGS: Yes

CATS: Yes, has been disinterested

CHILDREN: Yes, but a calmer household would be good for her to find her feet, so maybe 7/8 years old +

PLEASE REMEMBER: The foster period is for the general assessment of the dog – do not put yourself forward for a dog that you may not have the experience to manage; no dog should be set up for a fall. You will be fully supported by the Phoenix Team but it is requested that you are a good communicator so that we can monitor the progress of the dog.

You will need to have passed a Phoenix home visit and be available this week. Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location

 

**** JOHNNY NEEDS A FOSTER HOME ****

We need a dog- and cat-free home for Johnny please. Johnny is a very affectionate lad but does not get on well with the other dogs in the home. Sadly, home circumstances have changed and he is being left at home alone for too long and so he needs someone who has more time for him.

Johnny likes children of all ages and is very good with them. He is a 6 year old fawn lad.

Please comment using the Contact form on this website with your location to take Johnny into your home and heart.