F O S T E R I N G
Dogs accepted into the K-9 Angels Rescue program are housed in foster homes. If not adopted over the weekend, we ask fosters to take them into
their home for the week.
Foster homes are crucial in rehabilitating shelter dogs and preparing them for "the good life" with an adoptive family.
During the week, we ask that our foster homes socialize their dogs through play with the family & walks through the neighborhood. Dogs are much more successful in an adoptive home if they: are confident with home life, can walk well on a leash, can recognize their name and follow basic commands. Since a consistent routine makes training quick and effective, it's great if fosters can keep their dog until it is adopted. We know that sometimes personal schedules donít allow that, and welcome fosters who can only commit to a week at a time as well.
Since most of our adopters initially search for adoptable dogs online we ask fosters to write up a short biography on their foster dog and e-mail it, with a few good pictures, to:
We need the information by Thursday
in order to print bios for the Adoption Center's use over the weekend.
First impressions are vital to getting the dogs adopted. If the foster has provided no information about their dog, the public will usually pass the dog over. However, a good description of the dogís funny personality, tricks done for treats, successful house training, and the fact that the dog gets along with cats, kids, and other dogs will make even a plain 'ol mutt a desirable companion.
Fosters pick up their dog at the Adoption Center on Sunday between 3:00p & 3:30p. We will loan you a crate or food for your dog if needed.
Dogs must be returned to the Adoption Center between 9:00a and 9:30a on the following Saturday morning. If you borrowed a crate during the week,
please be sure to bring the crate with your fostered dog every Saturday.
Otherwise we will not have enough crates for the weekend.
Dogs may be picked up between 5:30p and 6:00p on Saturday evening if you do not want to leave your foster in the Adoption Center overnight. This is completely optional, but it does help the bedtime volunteer shift very much.
Dogs need to be back to the Adoption Center between 10:30a and 11:00a
Please remember that the Adoption Center is manned by volunteers like you.
Be courteous and on time when picking up your dog. Dogs cannot be picked up late or dropped off early.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Home for K-9 Angels, please Register to become a Foster Home.
Once you are a registered Foster Home, please download and read the
New Foster Information instructions.
If you still need some convincing, read "The Truth About Fostering"
by Ashley Owen Hill.