Dear Animal Lovers,
I am always in desperate need of FOSTER HOMES in order to help save dogs before they are put down.
People who offer to help me foster are the most important people in my rescue!
Fostering and saving a Death Row Dog means giving this dog a second chance in life when this dog has been abandoned, abused, homeless or is no longer wanted.
Deadlines come very quickly and unexpectedly and when the clock starts ticking, I need to be able to find a foster home immediately.
It is the foster homes that temporarily provide food, care, love and shelter for these dogs in their own home until a permanent home can be found.
Being a foster care provider takes a considerable amount of time, dedication, and genuine caring. It's a big commitment and it's not a job for everyone. Yet the fulfillment and sense of purpose you receive in knowing that you helped one more dog find its way into a safe, happy home is overwhelming each time you successfully place a dog.
As a foster "parent", you are not only providing shelter, food and health care, you will be responsible for learning about and assessing the dog's temperament, character and abilities before finding him a new home.
You should teach some basic commands and obedience training to the dog. Things such as sit, come, stay, and having the dog walk on a lead will ensure a secure transition into its new home.
It is also important to socialize with other dogs, people and surroundings. Find out if they get along with cats and how they are with children. You'll may also need to also look for fear or aggression triggers and make sure that this dog is housebroken.
When it is time for your dog to go to its new permanent home you will most probably feel an attachment to your foster dog, and tears may be shed that day.
It is important to remember that you did give the dog a second chance at life and that's a very precious and worthwhile gift to both the dog and its new family. You will feel a great sense of accomplishment!
This is so very rewarding!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a foster application.