Fostering saves lives – it is the heart and soul of our rescue, and we can’t do any of what we do without our foster homes.
We choose all of our foster dogs with our foster homes, and your goal (as a foster home) is to train and socialize the pup while he/she is in your care. The main things we would be looking for are housetraining, playing w/ other dogs, exposure to cats (if you have any), exposure to children and strangers through socialization, and working on basic manners. These few key things play a huge roll in getting dogs adopted, and can help us place them way more quickly!! We take care of all medical expenses (vaccines, any illnesses, and monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventatives), and can provide a crate, toys, treats, and much more!
Our dogs are generally in homes for 2-3 weeks before a good home is found for them, so we need people who can make this commitment. However this is just an estimate, so it is possible you would be asked to foster for longer if it is taking longer for the dog in your care to find the right home. We also ask our foster homes to help either bring their fosters to events, or make them available to come to events with other volunteers! All that you do while the dog is with you is only going to make him/her more marketable AND adoptable!