SPCA seeks foster care for Skully

A sweet English girl who prefers your company when she dines needs your help

A sweet English girl who prefers your company when she dines needs your help.

Skully, a two-and-a-half-year-old English mastiff-shepherd cross who will undergo cruciate surgery on one of her legs this week, needs a foster home, preferably in Kelowna, to help her on the road to recovery.

Dr. Moshe Oz and wife Dr. Noa Oz, at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, have offered to donate the surgery, but Skully, who was surrendered to the Vernon SPCA last weekend, needs a foster guardian or family capable of giving her the care she needs.

“A foster will need to be available most of the time, as she’ll need to be taken out for bathroom breaks, with a sling at first,” said Chelsea Taylor, manager of the Vernon  SPCA.

“She’s OK with cats and grew up around young children, but we’d prefer no other dogs or young children or stairs in the foster home if possible, as her activity level has to be zero.”

Skully is nervous around new people, especially men, but she warms up to people quickly.

“Once she knows you, she’s great – very loving and playful – and she prefers to have company while she eats,” said Taylor.

A non-profit organization, the B.C. SPCA relies heavily on its many volunteers and generous donors throughout the province to carry out its mission.

If you think you can provide Skully with the foster home she needs, call 250-549-7297 or email