A Flintshire dog rescue is appealing for a ‘forever foster’ home for a seven-year-old puggle needing medical treatment.

Maisie is a resident at Almost Home Dog Rescue in Mold having been an unclaimed stray at the pound, something the rescue described as “baffling”.

The puggle went to foster carers, who quickly realised something “wasn’t right” and following an investigation at the vets she was found to have kidney stones.

The rescue said that the vets had never seen “such a bad case” with about 15 to 20 big stones being found. They were found to be Struvite, which means she will have to remain on a prescription diet for the rest of her life, though she is “doing well” on the diet which is also helping her weight loss.  

Maisie will be spayed once she is fully healed and have a mammary lump removed. There will also be a sample taken of a lump on her tail.

For this reason the rescue has decided she would be more suited to a forever foster home, rather than adoption, with Almost home covering her medical costs.

The rescue explained: “Sometimes dogs come into the care of Almost Home that they think may be difficult to re-home, often because the dog is in their twilight years, or they have an existing medical condition. In these cases, Almost Home offers to cover medical expenses, in exchange for a loving home for them to spend their, hopefully many, remaining years.”


They said that she would be best suited to a relaxed home, with someone who will work with the rescue to get her in the best shape possible. She also would be suited to being the only animal in the household and could live in a family home with older, dog-savvy children.

Almost Home said: “Maisie has clearly previously been a family pet as she's house-trained and just adores being with you. She loves going in the garden and on her walks where she's happy to say hello to everybody. She loves sniffing and exploring and is walked on a head collar to help with her pulling as she's a tad excited to start, but soon settles.

"She is the perfect house-guest and somebody will be very lucky to have her.”

The rescue will be holding a Christmas Fair in Llanferres Village Hall on Sunday, November 26 from 10.30am till 3pm.

This will include Santa's Grotto, raffle, tombola, cakes and refreshments, bric-a-brac and a host of local businesses and craft stalls. Dogs are welcome, on a lead.