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Contact Foster Dogs
About the Foster Roster Process:
- Contact us to let us know you’re interested in becoming a Partner Organization with Foster Dogs! We will then reply with a go-ahead to provide Foster Roster content. Our Foster Roster, started in Summer 2013, constantly strives to connect interested foster parents with dogs who need them. We regularly review our database, and update based on each person's involvement in the rescue community.
- We accept groups of 2-8 dogs per Foster Roster outreach effort, and we will reach out to appropriate potential foster homes on our database.
- Send us the following info per dog (no more than one outreach request email per week, please — we are humble volunteers!). Keep it brief, like a personals ad in the paper. We ask for quick, basic info; if there are a group of similar dogs, general group information is useful as well.
- Dog's Photo
- Name, age, weight
- Good with dogs and/or cats?
- Neutered/Spayed? Special needs? Housetrained? Crate trained?
- Current location (Is transportation provided to the foster home?)
- Fos ter start date, and minimum foster commitment requested (typically a 2-4 week commitment)
- Once we receive your email with dogs in need, we will let you know how soon we can reach out. We’ll then begin our outreach.
- If someone is interested in a dog, he or she will respond to our Foster Roster email, at which time we will add the rescue group representative to the email chain. We will follow up to that email with their completed Foster Roster application, for the rescuer to review. While the Foster Roster is not an official “Common Application,” we hope it will help prevent repetitive efforts and will streamline the foster approval process. We encourage rescuers to request further information from Foster Dogs about each interested party, to move the application process along.
- After the rescue group representative and the potential foster parent are in touch, Foster Dogs steps back and lets the magic happen! We ask for results of each outreach, regarding those people who responded with interest in fostering. This information assists us in future outreach efforts.
- Nonprofit rescue organizations are encouraged to tag @fosterdogs on Instagram and Foster Dogs, Inc. on Facebook, for us to share available dogs.