We like our dogs to stay in foster homes, rather than boarding kennels, where they learn basic obedience and manners. Foster homes are one of the most important aspects of our rescue, as they help the dogs transition from rehab to adoption into forever homes.
-Necessities (bowls, leash, collar, toys, etc)
-Weekly Training Classes in Dartmouth, Free of Charge. Training Classes also available in Kentville.
-Potential foster guardians must be at least 21 years of age and all members of the home must be in agreement.
-All animals in the home must be up to date on all vaccinations, dewormed, and spayed/neutered.
-A foster guideline/agreement must be signed by all fosters prior to taking on a dog.
Interested in Fostering?
-Fostering a dog is a serious commitment. Dogs may be in foster care for any extended period of time, from 2 weeks to 6 months. Please ensure you are ready for this kind of commitment, and not simply using Fostering as a way to determine if you are, in fact, ready for another dog in the home.
-Please understand that being a foster parent means that you must take time to help train your new foster dog new skills and manners to help with it's adaptability. It is highly unlikely that any dog will come to foster without having little issues that need to be worked on; but this is why the experience is so rewarding.
-Fosters are required to have the time to take dogs to our vet, obedience training if necessary, and meet and greets with potential adopters.
Once you are ready to foster, download our Fostering Application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to set up a home visit and discuss which dog would be the best match for your home.
If we do not have a dog in need of foster at this time, we will keep your application on file and contact you as soon as soon as one is in need.