To ensure that all our pups and dogs are socialized and ready to live within a family setting, Paws for Love houses our canine friends with foster families prior to being adopted. 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 attention for each animal in our care. When a puppy or dog arrives, they are taken to a veterinary clinic as soon as possible for examination, vaccination, de-worming, and advice on care. We supply donated blankets, crates and other necessities such as food, dishes, and toys. 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:
Besides love and attention, foster families provide their foster dog or puppy with transportation to and from the approved veterinary clinic for medical care. Although dog food is supplied, foster parents are asked to pick it up at the coordinator’s home or arrange for a mutually agreeable pick up spot.
What we look for in a Foster Home
Being a foster parent and providing much needed love and attention is one of the many ways 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. Saying goodbye to your new friend can hurt, but giving a dog a caring and loving environment until he or she goes to his or her new family is an important step in his or her development. 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’re ready to take on this task – then fill out our foster application form below.