THE BENEFITS OF FOSTERING
There are so many benefits to opening your home to foster a dog or cat, but just to name a few:
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Once you are an approved foster /adopter please join our page and answer the required questions. Once you complete the questions you will be accepted into the group.
Have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment.
Help an animal recover from an illness/injury, with medical care covered by DALLAS DOG!
Give extra TLC to puppies and kittens too young to be adopted. Who doesn't love a little puppy breath?
Foster homes help animals transition from the stress of living at the shelter or homeless on the streets.
Why Should I Foster?
Fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:
Freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another animal.
Giving your foster animal the time he needs to be ready for adoption.
Helping the rescue learn more about the animal so they can end up in the best home possible.
Socializing the animal to a home environment and possibly getting them used to being around other pets and different types of people.
Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.
Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter.
Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate.
Monitor for physical and mental well-being.
Take pictures and update bio weekly via post in the foster group/ or submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments.
Transport to/from offsite adoption events.
If you are fostering cats, isolation from other animals in the home is required for a minimum of 10-14 days.
If you are fostering dogs decompression and quarantine is required for a minimum of 10-14 days
If you are fostering a new puppy intake under a year NO PAWS on the ground during quarantine 10-14 days.
Top Tips for Foster Parents
Check in regularly with your Foster Coordinator.
Ask for advice if your puppy/dog/ has stopped eating.
If your foster animal seems sick, check immediately for hydration – she should be drinking water, urinating, have an elastic skin tone and a moist mouth.
Wash your hands and change your shirt after handling sick animals to prevent the spread of illness.
Never let your foster dog run loose outside; guard against escapes.
Don’t leave your foster animals unattended with any resident animals, IF they are cleared to interact at all.
Feed your foster animal(s) separately from other pets in your home