Sorry is looking for a new foster home.
The white and tan, Papillon cross doesn't deal well with her commute to and from Marika Donnelly's work. But finding the little dog temporary placement until someone takes her home as their own, isn't easy, the supervisor of the Squamish SPCA said.
“We always need foster homes,” Donnelly said.
With no kennel, the Squamish animal shelter relies on foster homes to house the approximately 40 dogs and puppies the branch receives annual. Kittens younger than 10 weeks old also go to household placements rather than being put in cages at the small facility, Donnelly noted.
Although there are 70 people on the foster home email list, only a handful of people regularly take in animals, Donnelly said, and the branch needs help. All foster households require is a bit of time and a lot of love, Donnelly noted. The SPCA provides supplies, food and crates, when necessary.
Sorry has behavioural issues. With the help of dog trainers, the society is developing a training plan for her, which would accompany Sorry to her new placement. Program participants outline their lifestyles to the SPCA and the society matches up animals with households, Donnelly added.
Donnelly usually has at least one furry guest staying at her house.
“I always keep an animal…or two…or six,” she said. “It's pretty rewarding.”
The most difficult part is following the 101 of foster parenting — don't get too attached, Donnelly joked, noting over the years she's adopted many a pet.
“A lot of people fail fostering 101,” she joked.
For more information or to become a foster parent email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-898-9890.