AN animal charity is hoping that a nine-year-old German Shepherd will find her forever home in time for Christmas.

Due to some health issues, Mavis is look for a permanent ‘twilight’ foster home where she can live out the rest of her life surrounded by love but with ongoing support from Warrington Animal Welfare (WAW).

WAW Trustee, Lorraine Maudsley, said: “Lovely Mavis came into our care when her owner moved and could not take her with them.

“She went into a temporary foster home, where she settled in really well and they have said she is a lovely dog, unfortunately they cannot offer her a forever home.

“We would really love to see Mavis in her forever foster home before Christmas.

“An adult only home, where she is the only pet and gets lots of company.

“Sadly, we realised that Mavis had some health issues, and after being seen by the vet who diagnosed arthritis, for which she is now on supplements and pain relief.


Mavis is looking for her forever home before Christmas comes

Mavis is looking for her forever home before Christmas comes


“She is also on a special diet for some tummy issues.

“As a Twilight Foster dog, WAW would continue to cover any vet bills/specialist food related to her pre-exiting conditions for the rest of her life.

“Despite these, Mavis lives life to the full, she loves the outdoors and going to the park for short walks.

“But most of all she loves her and the couch and following her owners like a loving shadow.”

Due to these conditions, especially the arthritis the charity would love to see Mavis on a comfy couch rather than in a kennel.

Lorraine, added: “Fostering does change lives! In the wake of the pandemic, we are seeing more animals coming into rescue and we are always looking to recruit new committed people, and we ask anyone who is interested in Mavis or fostering animals in need to get in touch ASAP.”

If you think you can offer Mavis a long-term foster home, please contact WAW on 01925 748638 (between 10am-4pm), email, or visit the website to find out more.

Mavis is just one of the over 800 animals that WAW have helped since January 2021, if you would like to help them to continue to help animals in need and would like to show your support to your local animal rescue this Christmas, visit their website to find out more about their Christmas ‘Give Some Ho! Ho! Hope’ campaign.