Foster A Dog?
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”
What is fostering and how does it work?
Why Foster For Us?
When you foster an animal, you are opening your home and your heart for that animal while it is recovering and waiting for its new home.
Our rescue will provide the following to our foster dogs:
- Fencing/divider for separation if needed
- Bed / blankets (as needed; some dogs are not eligible due to their likelihood to destroy and ingest these items)
- Vet/Medical Care (you will need to use our vet)
- Transport to and from the vet (if foster cannot transport)
- Bark collar / training tools are provided on an as-needed basis and upon request.
- What we need from you: A safe and stable space in your home for the foster dog, as well as your love and patience.
Are there any requirements to be a foster?
To keep our dogs safe, we do have the following requirements of our fosters:
- Primary caregiver must be 21 years of age or older.
- Primary caregiver must Agree to and sign a Foster Agreement as well as a Hold Harmless Agreement.
- If your home has a yard where the dog is allowed to wander freely, the yard must be completely fenced.
- If your home has a pool in the yard where the dog is allowed to wander freely, there must be a sufficient fence/barrier so our dogs cannot get into the pool (contrary to belief, not all dogs can swim, and some dogs are terrible swimmers and will drown).
- You agree to NEVER EVER EVER allow the dog to wander off-leash when not in a secure and fenced area; you will obey all leash laws of your jurisdiction.
- You agree to never drive with your dog unsecured in an open truck bed, or unsecured in your car with the windows open enough that the dog can fit through.
- Consent to and pass a home inspection.
- A rescue representative must meet and get the consent of all adults in the home before approving a foster family.
- If you have other pets, you must be able to separate your foster dog from the other pets at all times.
- If you have other dogs, and the foster dog is not neutered/spayed yet for any reason, the dogs in your household of the opposite sex of the foster dog must be sterilized (neutered or spayed).
- You agree to NEVER introduce your pets or small children (under the age of 13) to the foster dog without first obtaining consent from the rescue, and never without the direct supervision of the rescue.
- You agree to reasonably accommodate adoption meetings with pre-qualified potential adoptive families.
- You agree to give the foster dog love and patience, and to treat the foster dog as a member of your family.
- You agree to work with the rescue and follow rescue guidance to manage and control any minor behavior issues (minor behavior issues are things like excessive barking, potty accidents, and mild to moderate crate anxiety).
- You understand that the foster dog is the property of and is under the care of the rescue, and you agree to return possession of the foster dog to the rescue immediately if requested.
- If, at any time, you feel the foster dog is a danger to you, your family, or your pets, please secure the foster dog in a safe place and contact the rescue by phone immediately.
- Report any injuries or bite incidents caused by the foster dog to the rescue immediately.
- Report any illnesses or injuries observed to the foster dog to the rescue immediately.
- The following is helpful but not required: Experience with medical issues, behavioral issues, and with the breed you are fostering.
While the rescue would never knowingly place a dangerous animal in a foster home, please remember the foster dog has gone through a lot of changes and instability recently, and is probably stressed, sick, hurt, or all of the above. You do not know this dog. Use common sense and practice best judgment when handling the foster dog (ie: do not leave small children unattended with foster dog, do not put your face next to the dog’s face; no sudden movements; do not wake up or startle the foster dog; give the dog a safe space to decompress; if the dog becomes stressed, don’t force it to interact/engage).
How do I become a foster?
Does it sound like something you can do? Please fill out a Foster Application, and a rescue representative will reach out to you.
*Pairing a foster family with a foster dog is at the rescue’s sole discretion. We reserve the right to deny fostering to anyone.
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