How to Become a Foster Home
Foster Overview

Fostering is a huge responsibility. We always say anyone can love, feed and care for a dog, but it takes "special people" to foster. The job of fostering is to make the dog more adoptable and to make him or her a better dog on their way out than when they came in. It can be at times very difficult and yet extremely rewarding. Although foster homes are involved in the placement to some degree, the screening of applicants and matching of dogs is the responsibility Rescue Representative. Most reps have extensive experience in screening homes and do rescue because they love the breed. The rep will choose homes that are responsible and loving. Please be aware before you take in a foster dog, that the dog is NOT yours but belongs to the Rescue for placement. One of your important tasks is to evaluate the dog. It should typically take about 3-7 days to see the dog's true temperament so do not evaluate on the first day. However, do not wait too long to evaluate because the dog is then adapting to your lifestyle and not his/her true personality. You should then give feedback on the to your Rep based on your experience if needed. If the dog has issues that you feel you do not have the time for, resources or skills to deal with, it is recommended that you notify your Rep. immediately so the dog can be placed in a foster home that does.

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IF YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING AN ITALIAN GREYHOUND PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE:
SOUTH BAY AREA: LARA WINDETT This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
NORTH BAY AREA, SACRAMENTO, AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA : BARBARA BIRT This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 


Northern California Italian Greyhound Rescue

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