Foster dogs

Here are pictures of some of our foster babies, as I search other hard drives I will add some of the others. I am posting them solely for the cute factor. 🙂

Byron Byron was our first foster dog and was with us for a week. He had been a kind of mascot at Wiccaweys, he would spend his days in the farmyard playing football with whoever would kick it for him.




Byron was so trusting that he would run when on a longline, even though he couldn’t see.He was a pleasure to foster but Indy didn’t like being walked on. 🙂



Tim was next, he came from Ireland and was with us for 5 months. Tim was a bit prone to nipping but when the right people came along they were aware of it and prepared to work on it.





By the time he was adopted Tim could be trusted enough to run loose on fields, we still kept a close watch on him in case something spooked him.





One of my favourite foster dogs was Hardy, he was also blind but so trusting. Hardy would run like the wind but had no sight at all! He was so gentle with people and dogs and was adopted quickly which is a bit of a shame because I could have enjoyed him a bit longer.


Mandy was a gorgeous and gentle dog who came from Ireland with 3 of her siblings, they were all very scared and had had no interaction with people until they were rescue by Limerick animal welfare in Ireland.

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Bran was a cute young puppy who only stayed with us for  a few days but she was a pleasure to have. We don’t normally do puppies because they are noisy and poopy.     🙂

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 Stevie was very noisy and poopy but also blind. He was only with us for a week which was a blessing as he didn’t know night from day and when he wanted to play would yap very loudly! I think I will stick with adult dogs from now on. 🙂


Marty was only with us for a few days but really stole Julia’s heart. He arrived at Wiccaweys  in very poor condition, he was so malnourished  he wouldn’t have lived much longer! Our role was just to get him fed a little and relaxed in a home so that he would be ready to go to his adopted home later that week.  Marty will be remembered as the most gentle creature I have ever met.

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Harvey was another timid dog who would shriek the most ear piercing noise if anyone went near him? When we were asked to foster him, he was brought from the farmhouse and I could hear him all the way round the house to the yard! when he got to the yard he stopped? Other than when we bathed him he didn’t shriek again? Sadly, Harvey returned after several months because the lady who adopted him died but he was quickly re-homed again.

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Rex was another Irish dog who had a very tough life before arriving at Wiccaweys.   He lived in a walled farmyard with no human company other than a lady who lived nearby who went to feed him and check that he was ok.  I think his owner had died and the family  never went to the farm.

I just found this picture of Willy.


Willy came from Romania via Love underdogs He had been kept on a six foot long chain for about ten years at a dog sanctuary! He was loved by the staff and thought of as a kind of mascot but the vet decided he wouldn’t survive another winter so he came here. Willy arrived with bits missing and damaged! both ears had chunks missing, his eye was torn and his tail was a stump. He was about 14 years old but as sprightly and playful as any young dog we have cared for. 🙂 Willy suffered a spinal infection while with us and we were told that he would probably never be re homed because of it but with treatment he recovered, Willy was adopted by a lovely lady called Dee who keeps us informed of his progress. Julia really really wanted to keep Willy but when Dee came along she knew the right home had been found for him.


I think that someone must have forgotten to tell Mack that he is a foster dog? It has been 2 years so far and he is still here. :-D

I think that someone must have forgotten to tell Mack that he is a foster dog? It has been over 2 years and he is still here. It’s a good job that we love him. 🙂

Today’s dog needing a home is Fosse.

Fosse is at Black Retriever X rescue. You will find a thorough description on the website, here.



About Mick C Gorman

Slightly damaged old bloke who is plodding on with more than a little help from a great wife. I have been married for 36 years and have 2 grown up children. I did the usual thing and replaced children with dogs when the nest became empty, best thing I ever did (apart from getting married of course). Life has taken a few interesting turns so far but this Epilepsy thing beats the lot! I love lots of things but in the past have never really stuck with them long enough to be good at them, I am trying harder to be better at a few things rather than okay at loads of things. There is still plenty of time. :-D
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18 Responses to Foster dogs

  1. Carol says:

    Awww they’re all so gorgeous!

  2. Echo says:

    Lovely dogs, Mick 🙂

  3. barb19 says:

    You have fostered a lot of dogs Mick, and my guess is you loved them all, no matter how long you had them for! They are gorgeous, all with their own unique personalities.

  4. Bless you for helping these fabulous fury friends! Big cyber hug to you, your wife, and the waggers. Paulette

    • mickcgorman says:

      Thank you, Paulette. They have all been a blessing to us and helping them prepare for a forever home is very rewarding. Even though Wiccaweys doesn’t keep the dogs in kennels (they are spread between a large manor house and stables and barns) there is no substitute for a family home to prepare them. Thanks for visiting.

  5. mickcgorman says:

    Reblogged this on mickcgorman and commented:

    I am still struggling with fatigue so I am reposting my foster babies to keep things ticking over. 🙂

  6. How precious they all are!!! What a wonderful thing to do, foster dogs! Mack just really loves y’all so he’s just made himself at home.

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