We often need temporary foster homes for some of our dogs or cats. In general, we don't put our animals in foster care for their own welfare, as when the foster can no longer keep the animal, they have to return to the shelter and we believe it is another unnecessary trauma that we can avoid. However there are times when we do need foster families, typically for animals that require some sort of special care, for example after a surgery. We also place some of our puppies in foster care when they are too young to be vaccinated and we prefer them to be in a home to limit the risk of infectious diseases. Also for animals that are going to be adopted abroad and are waiting for a travel date, we like them to be in foster families during that time so they can already get used to living in a home.
If you would like to have an animal at home but don't want the responsabilities of adopting one, maybe fostering is just for you - or if you just have the space and want to help a dog in need. Fostering can be a very emotional experience as it's so easy to get attached to the dog and it is always sad to see them leave, but also a very rewarding experience knowing that you have helped a dog and made it's life better!
We will cover the animal's vet fees and food can be supplied if requested. If you are considering fostering, please contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.