Paws For Love houses our canine friends in foster families, as our goal is to have pups/dogs socialized within a family setting. All dogs are kept in foster care for a minimum of two weeks to ensure that they are healthy and free of disease.
What Paws for Love supplies:
We supply the food and veterinary care for each animal in our care. When pups/dogs first arrive, they are taken as soon as possible to a vet clinic for examination, vaccination, de-worming and advice on care. We supply donated blankets, crates and other supplies such as food dishes and toys when they are available. We also supply shampoo, conditioners, special medicated shampoo if necessary and medication if needed. Foster parents are guided through the adoption process and are supplied with adoption forms and/or other screening tools.
What Foster Parents Supply:
Foster families supply transportation for medical care to and from the approved veterinary clinic. Although food is supplied, generally foster parents pick it up at the coordinator’s home, or a mutually agreeable pick up is arranged.
What we look for in a Foster Home
Being a foster parent is one of the many ways that you can improve the life of a homeless dog. Providing foster care will certainly be a rewarding experience, but it can also be emotionally challenging. Sending a foster dog to its ‘furever’ home can be difficult. You will have made a friend and saying goodbye can hurt, but you will be enabling this dog to have a caring and loving environment until it goes to it new family. How great is that!
We expect our foster families to be able to spend quality time with their foster dog, to provide a loving and caring environment where the dog can develop happily. Please take a look at the list of things to think about on our Adopt A Dog page to ensure that you understand the commitment required in fostering a dog and that you are ready to take on the task of being a foster parent…and then please fill out our foster application form below.