I want to foster
***Before applying to foster and/or offering to take in a foster dog, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:
- Confirm you are allowed to have dogs at your residence – Check with your neighborhood association or condo/apartment complex and obtain permission to foster a dog regardless of time frame. Some associations are very strict about pets and require fees and/or may have breed restrictions. Please help us by making sure the dog you are offering to help is allowed and welcome before the dog is actually in your home.
- Obtain permission / approval from ALL members of the household – including roommates, parents, and spouses!!! Just because they said “okay” a few weeks ago, doesn’t mean it’s okay right now. Please ask everyone in the home and ensure it’s a good time to bring in a foster dog, before offering to help. It’s not always an easy transition bringing a shelter dog into a home or moving a dog from one home to another. It takes some time for them to adjust to new environments and all members in the household must be wiling to accept this.
- Ensure all dogs in the home are up to date on all vaccinations – including: Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza) and on flea preventative.
- The safety of you, your pets and the foster dog is very important to us!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ THIS before bringing the dog into your home!!!! Pack introductions: http://thek9coachblog.com/pack_introduction/
Application / Fostering Process (may vary case by case):
1) Please review the Frequently Asked Questions tab so you better understand the program
2) Complete the Foster application below. Please make sure all fields are filled in. You will see “Your message was sent successfully. Thanks” at the bottom of the form once it was successfully submitted.
3) Once your foster application has been submitted, you may comment on the picture of the dog posted on our Facebook Page and/
4) Once you have the dog: We will link you up with the dog’s rescue group who is sponsoring him. In most foster cases, the dog will need to be spayed/
**Please Remember, we are all volunteers and have full times jobs. We have to work together to accommodate everyone’s (including the dog’s) needs, as well as everyone’s schedules and availability!**
Fostering is a critical stepping stone for shelter dogs. It provides a temporary save haven for a dog that was once set to be euthanized and gives them a second chance at a deserving life. THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP TO FOSTER A DOG!!!
By applying to become a foster – you agree that you have read all of the above and understand the following: “While the animal is living with a foster family, it will remain the property of the rescue group in which it was pulled under. Therefore, all final decisions regarding the welfare of the animal will be the responsibility of this rescue. By submitting an application for consideration, you agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the rescue group and Dog Days of Charlotte.”