Fostering rescue dogs has so many benefits!
Most important of them all, is you are TWO LIVES! When you open your heart and home to a foster dog, your foster dogs spot in the shelter opens up, for another dog to be saved!
When you foster a dog, you are the bridge between your foster dogs, sad, lonely and hard past, and their happily ever after with their new family!
You get to see your foster dogs transformation from a scared, lonely or unloved dog, into a happy, silly, confident pup! And it's because of all of your love and care!
If you have children, fostering dogs teaches them compassion for animals, and you are setting a good example for them, by being a voice for the voiceless.
If you already have a dog at home, its a great way to socialize your dog! Your dog will meet each of your new fosters and will become a pro at communication with other doggos!
Fostering is also a great way to see what kind of dogs your dog likes. Does he/she like more submissive dogs? Small dogs? Older dogs? Being a foster is a great way to see who would be the best fit for your current dog! So you can ensure that both your dog, and your newly (soon to be) adopted dog hit it off!
Lastly,, being a foster parent for a rescue dog won't change the world. But YOU are changing the whole world for your foster dog.
If people did not open their heart and homes for foster dogs, foster based rescues would not be able to save them. Just because a rescue pulls the dog out of the shelter, off the street or rescues them from a bad situation, and gets them the vet care they need.... Their rescue journey is not over. They NEED loving foster homes, so they have a safe place to stay, and learn how to be a dog, before meeting their new family!
-Be over 18 years of age
-Must complete a Foster Application
-Must be the home owner or have permission from the home owner/landlord
-All members of the household should agree to fostering the dog
-All personal pets must be up to date on all vaccines, examinations, and fixed.
-Must provide love and care to the foster dog.
-Must provide a safe environment