Becoming a Foster
Becoming a foster is the most rewarding thing you can do to change the life of an otherwise unwanted dog.
Sometimes foster volunteers becomes so attached to the animals in their care they legally adopt them. This is known as a ‘foster failure’. When some fosters are caring for animals for an extended period of time it is natural that strong bonds develop that can lead to foster failure.
There are many wonderful reasons to become a foster parent to a rescue dog in need:
Privilege of offering a needy animal a safe, comforting and supportive environment while she waits to be adopted.
Helping to socialize a shut down neglected pt and enhance their adoption potential and reducing the stress of being in boarding, which improves their adoptability
Enjoy the benefits of pet ownership if you are unable to keep a full-time pet due to lifestyle or other restrictions
While fosters often get attached to the pets in their care, most ‘give up’ the pet to adoption because they recognize it’s in the best long-term interests of the animal to have a permanent home and they can continue to save another unwanted dog.
IT MATTERS TO THAT ONE!!!
Becoming a foster parent for Lucky K9 Rescue is one of the most important ways that you can help the dogs in our care and it saves lives! We may not have been able to rescue the dog you have taken in had you not stepped forward. It takes a special person to be a foster parent. Whether you foster tiny puppies, an adult dog, or an elderly, sick or abused dog, they all need the TLC that only a foster parent can provide. The care received in the comfort of your home can get the dogs back on track and boost their chances of being placed in a loving permanent home faster.
We are always in need of loving, responsible foster parents. When fostering, you are providing a dog an opportunity to find a home that, without you, s/he would not have had. The length of commitment varies; some dogs require a few days or weeks, some require several months. The dogs taken into our program do not have a time limit, they are safe until a permanent home is found. If you are unable to foster for an indefinite time period, we often have a need for temporary fosters. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, there are only a few steps to take. Submit an application, (you must be at least 21 years of age to be a foster parent). Agree to a home visit and, if applicable, a vet reference.
What we do for you..
Lucky K9 Rescue will provide: Food (if requested) Crates (if needed) All veterinary care at a Lucky K9 approved vet Heartworm preventative 24/7 support in emergencies Foster dog will provide: Great companionship Unconditional love Unending gratitude You provide: A safe and loving environment for your foster dog until s/he finds a permanent home Transportation to/from any necessary vet appointments A rescued pet with a second chance at life! At Lucky K9, we very much appreciate your efforts and recognize that you are providing an invaluable gift to our dogs and contribution to our mission
Why Foster Are Needed?
Lucky K9 works to place lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted animals in permanent homes. This helps relieve overcrowding and reduces an animal’s stress by providing a stable and supportive home while they await permanent adoption.
We do our best to match dogs with homes that best fit the needs of both the animal and the pet foster’s lifestyle. Experts typically recommend keeping one’s own companion and foster pets apart for at least a week to minimize potential disharmony. However, many experienced fosters will strike a balance between separation and socialization. For example, they may walk their own dogs with their fosters pack-style, but separate them for meals and sleeping. shelter dog
Is Fostering For You?
Lucky K9 provides their fosters with training, and information about the pet’s temperament and medical needs. Fosters are given essential supplies, such as food and access to veterinary care, and a 24-hour emergency number if problems arise. Pet fosters must remember that they are a vital, but a temporary guardian to the dog in need.
We do require fosters to make the pets in their care available for adoption events as well as provide transportation to and from necessary vet appointment.
There are many situations for needing foster homes.
Puppies too young to be adopted
Ill, injured, disabled or other animals that may need regular medication or medical attention
Dogs in need of socialization and training in a home or family environment
Previously abused, neglected or abandoned animals that need to form a healthy bond with people
What It Takes To Be A Foster
We do have a handbook that outlines our policies and guideline for fostering Volunteer fosters need the cooperation of their entire family, flexibility, patience, a compassionate nature, and some knowledge of animal behavior.
Just as in adopting we do require a home visit prior to a first-time foster receiving an animal, and require that an individual’s own companion pets are up-to-date on all vaccinations and fixed (spayed/neutered). Fosters must be at least 18 years of age.
If you are interested in fostering you can submit a foster application.