If you wish to foster, please download and fill out this foster application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We need fosters who will take in a recently rescued shelter or abandoned animal into your home and care for it until SSS can find a loving forever home. These animals are all in need of love, affection, patience, care and compassion.
Everything you need to care for your foster dog (crate, food, bowl, etc.) will be provided by SSS. The most important part of your job will be to help reintroduce your foster dog to a home environment by giving him/her some basic training, socialization and lots of love.
When a potential adopter contacts SSS, we will review the application to meet our standards. If approved, we will put you (the foster) in touch with the applicant so that you can contact them to arrange a meeting. These meetings can be performed at your house, their house, or a neutral location (whatever you feel comfortable with). We give our volunteers a say in who they place their dog with. So, if you feel as though someone is not the best match, let us know, and we will find a different home for your foster.
It is a good idea to socialize your foster dog as much as possible to eliminate fear of new situations/people/dogs. A great way to do this is to go to Petco or Petsmart on a weekly basis and let people approach your foster dog. Always be careful to read signs of a fearful dog. If the dog cowers or shakes or growls, ask the person to step back. As soon as the dog seems more trusting (tail wagging, approaching the person on their own), let the person pet your pup. Another way to help a scared dog become more trusting is to carry treats with you and have strangers feed your dog. Other tips are available; just ask!
You can choose the type of dog you wish to foster. It gives us a chance to contact us if we rescue a similar type. After you let us know your criteria (i.e. age, size, gender) we will do our best to match you with a perfect foster dog. If we have several dogs needing rescue, we may send you pictures and descriptions of each. In this case, you can choose your exact foster dog.
If you can be an overnight foster or a short-term foster, we will let you help the ones who need a place to crash while their regular foster is out of town or who are in town for a sleepover.
We need long-term fosters to save dogs who are heartworm positive as they cannot be placed out of state. We also need caring and committed fosters for dogs who are abandoned and therefore are shy, scared and need a lot of patience and help to restore their faith in humans.
If you wish to foster, please email to email@example.com after you download and fill out the foster application
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