Why Foster? Want to make the world a better place in one easy step? Foster a dog from us. It's a crucial part of the animal rescue world. It's also amazing, for you and for the animals. Here's why:
Foster dogs get to experience a real loving home.
Your other pets learn valuable social skills and get a short term buddy.
You are saving a life. By fostering you are freeing up a spot so that we can take in another dog.
Your human kids will love it too. After all, what kid doesn't love a four legged
You are covered. Our rescue will pay for the dog's expenses. Not to mention we are available to help with any problems you may have
Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:
giving your foster dog the time he needs to be ready for adoption.
helping us learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.
socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.
Foster Parenting is a great way to spend time with the wonderful dogs we are placing, providing a temporary home during the adoption process. This is a great way to enjoy the company of a German Shepherd on a short-term basis, while providing these dogs with much needed love, playtime, and affection. In many cases, approved adopters will come to the foster family's home to meet the dog before adoption. Foster parents are responsible for the day to day care of the dog - which can be anything from simply feeding them, giving them water and love and attention, to cleaning their ears, grooming, giving them medication, helping housetrain them, and addressing any minor behavioral issues.
If you are interested in fostering one of our dogs, please download and save the below application to your computer. Once you have completed this form save it and email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. mail.
Expenses: The rescue pays for any medical expenses that the dog may have while in the foster home. Our rescue will also provide dog food to feed the dog while it’s in the foster home, if needed. If you will provide the dog food we ask that you feed high quality dog food to the dog you are fostering. Some recommended dog foods are in the “Dog Checklist” tab on our website.
EDCGSR’s ability to save the lives of abandoned German Shepherds depends on fosters who welcome our dogs into their homes while they are awaiting their forever homes. The number of dogs we can save depends on the number of foster homes we have for them.
How long does a dog stay in foster care?
Anywhere from a week to a couple of months. All dogs are different. If at any point it doesn’t work out EDCGSR will take the dog back.
What if the foster dog doesn't fit in?
Our rescue will help you sort out any issues during the adjustment period and, if necessary, find the dog another foster home. Our experienced GSD volunteers have tons of tips to offer.
What happens if you decide that you want to keep your foster dog?
This happens on a couple occasions. After filling out some additional paperwork, you are all set to go with your new dog.