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.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Home for K-9 Angels, please apply to become a Foster Home.
If you need some convincing on becoming a foster guardian, read
"The Truth About Fostering"
by Ashley Owen Hill.