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Fostering a dog is not unlike raising a child in that it is at
times exhausting, heartbreaking, frustrating and yet joyful, fun,
and rewarding at the same time. Interested in fostering a
dog? Read on!
A foster home must meet the same requirements as an adoptive
home. A potential foster parent/family must submit a foster
application. We contact personal references, veterinary
references, and do a home check. All other animals in the home must
be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. All
non-farm animals must be kept as indoor residents of your
home. While we do not require a fence, you must agree to keep
the dog on a supervised tie-out or on leash. Experience with Boxers
Foster parents are asked to:
The rescue covers all of the dogs' veterinary needs (we also
provide the dog with a new leash and collar as well as a
microchip). Occasionally you may be asked to take a dog to
your veterinarian for routine care. We prefer to work with
veterinarians who offer a discount to us. We also do our best to
provide training and mentoring to you as a foster home. We
provide training opportunities throughout the year. We are
very proud of the volunteer team we have assembled. We all
work together to provide each other with encouragement, advice,
Foster homes also host visits from prospective adopters.
We all work together to evaluate each applicant to make sure that
they are the best possible match for that dog (and vice versa).
In addition to having some basic supplies on hand, you'll want
to take the following into consideration:
If you think you are interested in the adventure of fostering,
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