Our organization is always in need of foster homes. The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save. We need people who can offer their homes as temporary residences for our dogs until permanent owners can be found.
Please keep in mind animals in our program normally spend 1 to 3 months in their foster home before being adopted. You MUST be willing to make that time commitment if you volunteer to foster. We do not juggle our dogs around or put multiple rescues into a foster home under normal circumstances. Please e-mail us if you would like to foster a dog.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER FOSTERING?
- Fostering is saving a life.
- Some dogs only require a little love, shelter, and food.
- DVDPA, Inc. pays for all medical treatment.
- DVDPA, Inc. will contact you when you are needed. You can decide if it is a good time to foster. You can always say “yes” or “no.”
- Fostering a dog offers the company of canines to those unable to make a lifelong commitment to an animal.
- Fostering is rewarding.
To determine if you’d like to foster a dog for DVDPA, Inc., please read our basic policies and requirements listed below. Fostering a dog gives a dog a second chance to find a safe, loving home. If you fulfill these basic requirements and would like to apply to foster a dog, please call Sharon at 610-935-0896.
- You will need to provide: food, collar, leash, and dog dishes for foster dog.
- If you do not own your home, you will need your landlord’s written permission to have a foster dog in your home. You also need written permission from roommates.
- Most foster dogs will require a fenced-in area. This depends entirely on the foster dog’s personality and training.
- We prefer your own dogs to be neutered/spayed and friendly with other dogs.
- We do look for short-term fostering on rare occasions, but most often we’re looking for longer-term foster care. Dobermans on the whole do not do well in an unstable environment, so we prefer not to move them into different foster homes. The length of time can vary from 1 week to several months, with the average being about 2 or 3 months.
- Most of our dogs are moved to the kennel once they are ready to be adopted. The foster home will not need to worry about screening for forever homes.
- Foster homes are required to provide the rescue with details on the dogs temperament so we can place them in the correct home.
- We do not expect you to train the dog to be the perfect dog, but we do ask that you work on the basics.
- If training is provided by the foster home, we require it to positive training only.
- The dog can only be adopted out by the rescue or with the approval of the rescue. Anyone interested in adopting your foster will need to complete a application from our web site or get approval from Sharon.
- The foster home MUST be willing to stay in contact with the rescue and provide updates when requested.
- Dobermans in our foster program are inside dogs. You MUST be willing to keep your foster as an inside dog and work with him if needed.
- We are available to help the foster homes with any problems.
- Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you are interested but not sure if fostering is for you.