Foster Care Provider
If you think you have the time and would like to help out orphaned puppies, dogs, or pregnant/nursing moms, we'd like you to consider joining.
Animals require foster care for many reasons they may need re-habilitation due to ill treatment, they may be malnourished, unwell but being treated and need a place to recover, are too young to be adopted or more often, come to us pregnant or with litter of puppies.
What will my responsibilities be and what will fostering entail?
You will need to feed and clean up after the animal(s), monitor their health, groom, wash and walk them (if applicable). You will also need to play with, train (if you can and as long as it with positive, reward based training), socialize and generally care for the animals. It’s like being a “normal” pet owner but short term.
How long will I have the animal for?
This will depend on many variables such as age, health, temperament, and so on. Some of our animals come to us very timid and obviously in need of help to build their confidence. Foster care gives these animals an opportunity to learn to trust again. Once they are shown kindness and love the transition is amazing and it’s very rewarding seeing your foster furkid grow and develop. Others might just need to be looked after until there is more room at the shelter or they are old enough to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed and then re-homed. Some may be in need of training and if you possess any qualifications in this area and would be able to use them to improve the dog or cats chance of adoption it’s very greatly appreciated.
Will it cost me anything?
All food can be picked up from the shelter from our donated food area. However if you would like to buy food yourself to feed the animal(s) it is greatly appreciated but of course not expected. Beds, toys etc can be borrowed from Pets Haven but must be returned with the fostered animals unless you have arranged otherwise (for example you are taking more animals into foster care and will therefore require the same equipment). All veterinary visits MUST be with our preferred vet clinics and must be approved by our Foster Care Coordinator. No matter what. Pregnant Dog Rescue cannot reimburse your costs if you take the foster animal to another vet.
What do I do if the animal becomes un-well?
Please call Call the shelter at 404-997-2831 or 770-876-1542
They may be able to help you on the spot or will authorize any vet visits required. As previously mentioned in the above Pregnant Dog Rescue cannot reimburse your costs if you take the foster animal to another vet.