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We are always looking foster homes, if you would like to foster or considering fostering, please contact us for more information. If you are not able to foster but would like to help work with our dogs that we have to board, please contact as well, we are always looking for people to help with basic commands, leash training or to just interact with our dogs. Every little bit helps.

Reasons to foster

Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family ‐ you can feel good knowing you have helped save a dog’s life. Even better, you’ve created space in within the rescue to accommodate other homeless dogs. Foster dogs provide companionship and purpose ‐ your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How long are dogs in foster homes?

It completely depends on the dog and the situation. The average stay in a foster home is about 2 weeks to 2 months. However, most puppies and some dogs with great photos and stories on the web may stay only a few days. Others, recovering from an injury, certain breeds and senior dogs, may stay longer.

2. Can I adopt my foster dog?

YES! As long as foster parents meet the rescues requirements necessary for adoption. However if you are fostering and are intending to adopt you Must let us know ASAP.Our policy is fosters get first option IF they let us know before we start working on a app for them. So if you are fostering you must let us know ASAP so we do not start the process and clear a home for that dog. In the past it has been a issue and we have had to change our policy in the best interest of the dogs. Once we start that process for a home for the foster dog fosters will be considered as back up homes.

3. How are foster dogs promoted?

Photos and stories of all adoptable dogs in foster homes are posted on Petfinder.com and at the shelter where the public can view them. Foster dogs are also promoted at special events throughout the year. Foster parents may participate in various rescue events to increase the visibility of their foster dog to potential adopters. Foster parents can also help promote their foster dog to their family, friends, colleagues and the general public through a variety of means including flyers, emails and even just by walking your foster dog in local neighborhoods with an “I’m available” bandana around its neck.

4. What if I have children?

Fostering is a wonderful family experience. But as a general rule, children under 13 years old should not be left alone and unsupervised with any dog. You must also be diligent about providing guidance, instructions and rules to your children about caring for an orphaned dog.

5. I don’t have a yard, or it’s not fenced, can I foster dogs?

Yes! A yard is a nice‐to‐have for those early morning, or late night potty breaks and for a game of ball, but is not a requirement. Moreover, foster dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in a yard. The reality is that dogs don’t exercise themselves when left outside. Dogs need focused physical activity, mental stimulation and socialization and the best way to do this is by walking or running your foster dog on leash.

6. If I have my own animals, can I foster dogs?

Yes, We will help you introduce the foster dog to your dog and it is always better to have a way to separate if needed such as another room,crate etc...We always suggest that when bringing a new dog into the home you remove all toys,treats,bones. That way you do have issues with a jealous dog. Even dogs that do not play with toys are known to all of the sudden take a interest in there toys and not want to share.We can help you with ideas and ways to make it a easy transition.

7. What supplies are needed to foster?

Foster parents provide
Space
Food
Exersize
Love
The rescue if needed can provide you with a loaner crate
Remember we are a Non Profit 501c3 Org so anything you use to foster,food,leash,collar,treats etc... Is tax deductible Also keep track of your mileage you can write that off as well

8. Do I need to have prior medical knowledge or expertise? No, but you may be asked to dispense medicine to your foster dog so you will have to be comfortable following veterinarian’s instructions if fostering a sick or injured dog.

9. What if my foster dog becomes sick?

Veterinary costs are paid Canine Rescue Coalition, Inc, but all Vet visits must be pre approved. We will go over everything with you before you take your foster dog home, on what to do and phone numbers to call in this instance.

10. Can I take my foster dog to an off‐leash dog park for exercise and socialization?

No. While these parks can be fun for some dogs, there are far too many unknowns for it to be a safe and healthy experience for a foster dog. Diseases are easily transmitted and the temperaments of visiting dogs are unknown, thus creating a huge liability to Canine rescue Coalition, Inc Also, taking a leashed dog to a dog park can create barrier frustration and aggression in dogs.




 
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