Urgent search for 'end-of-life' foster home for dying dog

Urgent search for 'end-of-life' foster home for dying dog

A special Staffie is looking for a very special foster home to live out his life.

Bailey needs a foster home © RSPCAEight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Bailey has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, with three tumours across his chest, back and hind leg.

Kate Whitehead, from our Northamptonshire branch, is looking after Bailey and said:

"Bailey is such a sweetheart and it broke our hearts when we discovered that he had multiple tumours.

"Sadly, due to the locations and aggressive nature of his tumours vets have decided that he isn't a candidate for surgery or treatment and the kindest thing we can do for him is to give him palliative care and find him a wonderful foster home where he can live out his days, however many he may have left.

"Currently, the tumours are not affecting his quality of life so, after speaking to a number of vets, we've decided it's in his best interests to go without treatment and to live out his life being loved and looked after in a foster home."

Kate added:

We want the best future for Bailey, however long he has left, and believe a foster home where he'll be showered with love is the best way for him to enjoy the final weeks or months of his life.

Bailey needs a home to spend the last of his days

The team is looking for a long-term foster home within Northamptonshire so he is close to the centre for ongoing support. He'd be best suited to an adult-only household where he'll be the only pet.

Kate added:

"It's really important that we find the right foster family for Bailey. This isn't an easy ask and I'm sure it'll be emotionally difficult for his fosterers but we really hope that there's someone out there who is willing to help him and show him love for the rest of his life, like all dogs deserve."

Find out more about fostering Bailey by contacting the branch on 01604 881317 or enquiries@rspca-northamptonshire.org.uk. If you're willing to offer Bailey a foster home please complete this online form.