When you decide to foster, not only are you becoming a part of the Dolly’s Foundation family (gaining an ongoing support team), you are saving lives! We provide food, crates, collars, and leashes. So what’s holding you back? If you’re interested in joining our pack, please submit an application. The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save!
How long will I have the dog?
It very much depends on the dog and how involved and available you are for promotion of your foster dog. It can be a few weeks, a few months, or longer.
What if the dog needs medical attention while under my care?
All dogs are evaluated by a veterinarian prior to being placed in a foster home. Any needed medication or treatment will be provided. All veterinary appointments must be approved in advance by the board of directors and will be paid for by Dolly’s Foundation.
What if the dog doesn’t get along with my dogs, cats, kids or if I no longer want to foster?
All dogs are temperament tested prior to being placed in a foster home. We make every effort to place a dog that will fit in with your family. In the event that it does not work out with a particular dog, we ask that you keep the dog until a new foster home can be found.
Can I adopt my foster dog?
If the foster dog ends up being the perfect dog for your family that you just can’t let go, you are more than welcome to adopt them. However, we ask that you view fostering as a long term commitment. The more dogs you foster, the more lives you’re saving!
What will I need to provide? What else is expected of me?
Love, a safe place to live, exercise and basic obedience training are the most important things a foster home provides to a dog in need. We host photo shoots, adoption events, and meet and greets with pre-screened potential new families, and we ask that you are available to attend these events with your foster dog.
What if I want to go on vacation while I am fostering?
Early notice is vital in finding a temporary foster home for the dog while you are away. If you need to leave in an emergency and we cannot find a foster home soon enough, we ask that you drop off the dog at a pre-approved boarding facility.