Our Foster Program
The heart and soul of every dog rescue is their foster homes. Without foster homes, we wouldn’t be able to help any dogs. One person CAN make a difference in the life of a dog. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save. Foster homes are a vital part of our organization since we operate through a network of foster homes rather than a shelter facility.
There are so many dogs in need that are in shelters and on the streets, that it takes as many people as possible to make even a small difference. Your desire to open your heart and home to one or more of the amazing forgotten canines will be an incredibly rewarding journey. It is our main goal to reduce the number of dogs on the euthanize lists at shelters.
When you foster a dog, he/she will enter your home having hit the absolute lowest point in their life. Often, they were just minutes away from being put to death, having spent days/weeks/months in a shelter or having lived in but probably mostly outside a home that no longer loved them or cared for them. When they arrive, they are scared and confused. The neglect is obvious, intestinal parasites (easily treated) and usually poor nutrition. Sometimes illnesses or other health impacted conditions, and they almost always smells bad.
Very often, these are dogs that have not had any time invested in them, so being the center of attention, having rules to live by and living in the house are new experiences.We aren’t going to lie, it won’t be all fun and games. There may be some house training accidents there might be some whining on their first few nights in a crate and they may not walk all that politely on a leash when you first bring them home.
Despite these potential issues, you’ll be hard pressed not to fall in love. Which makes the hardest part of the job saying goodbye to them when they get adopted. It is amazing how quickly you can get attached. As crazy as it sounds, even knowing these dogs for a few days will enhance your life and their impact will stay with you for years to come. Fostering a dog can be one of the hardest jobs but it is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.
If you decide to be a foster home, you’ll be able to get to know some incredible dogs. They’ll brighten your day, get you out exercising more and provide you with lots of cuddles in the evenings. As a foster parent, you will play an important part in a successful adoption by observing the habits of the dog and helping to determine the type of home that would be best suited for the dog.
What we Expect
We expect our foster homes to provide a safe, loving environment where each one of our foster dogs can become the very best dog they can be. We look to you to provide accurate feedback on the dog’s personality and behavior — the good, the bad and the ugly. We require that you attend the 2-hour initial training session and with our guidance your foster will also learn some basic manners — sit, down, place, come and basic leash skills.
We ask that once you commit to fostering a dog that you honor your commitment until he/she is adopted. These dogs have gone through so much already and the last thing they need is to be bounced around from one foster home to another. We want them to stay in their foster home until being adopted and going to their forever family.
When the right home is found, we will work with you to make certain the dog gets into his or her new home, where she or he will be loved and treasured.
Ready to Foster?
Becoming a foster home is EASY and the biggest way that you can help. If you are interested or have any questions about fostering contact us at: Foster@FureverHomeRescue.dog
We have some dogs waiting to join us, but we need foster homes to care for them. If you are interested in fostering, please fill out the online application and we will contact you!
Once approved to foster, we will match you with a dog that will be best suited for your home and lifestyle.
Thank you for your interest in fostering a rescue dog!