Fostering a Pet
Ever wanted a dog but don’t want a long term commitment? Fosters are always needed, without them we cannot continue to save lives. We provide the vetting, food and accessories needed. YOU provide a safe place for a dog in need. YOU also need to be able to accommodate potential adopters meeting your foster dog as well as transport your foster to his or her vet appointments. We have three vets. One in Lakefield, one in Courtice and one in Mississauga. For adoption you need to be able to travel to one of our three locations for us to facilitate the adoption (Peterborough, Oshawa or Toronto).
If you are able to help, and open your heart and home to a dog in need. They will cherish every moment with you and you get to teach them and love them in preparation for a forever home! You can find a brief overview of the requirements and expectations of our foster families below. Fosters are the most valuable part of our team!
Foster homes allow our partners to rescue homeless animals from a variety of situations by providing these animals with temporary care and shelter until they are adopted. Foster homes are asked to provide foster animals with plenty of love, adequate food and water, shelter from the elements, and exercise. Administering medication may also be necessary. In addition to providing the basics, foster homes may also be asked to transport foster animals to veterinary appointments and adoption events.
Foster homes play a crucial role in rehabilitating rescued animals. They are in a unique position to help abused or neglected animals learn how to love and trust again. Foster homes can help these animals become more “adoptable” by providing socialization and basic training. By teaching or re-teaching an animal how to live in a home setting, foster homes help increase the odds for a smooth and successful transition into a permanent adoptive home.
What do foster homes do? Any way you look at it, fosters save lives!
Save My Tail Dog Rescue is always looking for more foster homes. The only general requirements are that you love animals and have the time and resources to provide a foster animal with adequate care. Other requirements will vary depending upon the specific needs of a given foster animal. Some animals, for example, will need fenced yards, extra time commitments (as is the case with orphaned newborns), and isolation from personal pets, etc. The rescue organization makes every effort to match foster homes with an appropriate rescue group.
The majority of animals in need of foster care are rescued from shelter environments. Dogs usually need help with basic training and sometimes need a refresher course in house-training. All foster animals will need plenty of love and reassurance that humans are not to be feared.
The time an animal needs to spend in foster care ranges from one night to several months. Any time commitment a foster home can make is desperately needed and appreciated.
Save My Tail Dog Rescue takes full responsibility for finding permanent adoptive homes for foster animals. Foster homes are encouraged to let people know that their foster animals are available for adoption, but any person interested in adopting an animal needs to contact Save My Tail to complete the adoption application procedure.
Adoptions are handled on a case-by-case basis and every effort is made to match animals with homes that meet their specific needs. Foster homes can help immensely in this process by providing information regarding an animal’s personality, training, time requirements and other needs. Any input given by a foster home is appreciated and taken into consideration during the adoption process.
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We are looking for foster homes that are extremely dedicated and committed towards helping our animals thrive before adoption. Fostering is a vital part of rescue, without fosters we cannot continue to save lives. If you are interested in welcoming a rescue dog into heart and home please contact us and we can answer any other questions you may have, as well as send you a copy of our foster manual and contract. A home visit is also required for final approval, to ensure the safety and well being of all involved. Thank you for saving a life!