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How We Foster

Welcome to Paws Place Foster Program

The Paws Place foster family is a very important part of our organization. It is through the generous hearts and homes of our volunteers; we ensure that animals who come into our care will be taken care of in the interim before going into their forever home. All we ask is for you to open your heart and your home to a dog in need of a second chance.

What is a Foster Home?

The foster home is vital part of how a dog becomes adoptable thus making it possible to find a permanent home with the right family. It allows you to provide a haven for the rescued dog – the most important requirements are time, patience, and compassion. It is always nice when you can include the dog in the family activities.

What Paws Place Rescue Needs in a Foster Home

A Paws Place dog can have several needs for a foster home. There are dogs that just need a quiet home – maybe to recover from surgery or heartworm treatments. May be a rescued dog where we do not have an available kennel.

From time to time, the foster will need to administer some prescription medications. Paws Place will provide all the medications along with instructions on how to give the medicine. And we are always just a phone call away if you have questions.

The dog may not be completely house trained, in which case we will count on the foster family to help with this learning process. We recommend using a crate and taking the dog out on a leash regularly. Crates/Kennels are provided by Paws Place.

What Paws Place Rescue Provides to our Foster Home

Paws Place Dog Rescue provides all food, medical care and medication, collar & leash, bedding, kennel, toys and treats. We will also provide you with a list of instructions for the medications and feeding, along with the contact information of a member of the foster team. You can contact us any time and we will also be checking in with you on a daily.

Conditions to assure a successful foster experience:

  1. Have a vet recommendation on your current dog or cat. We will call your vet to see if the dog you had, or have is: up to date on shots, is spayed or neutered, and on heart worm preventative medication.
  2. Be at least 21 years of age.
  3. A fenced back yard is preferable and required for some dogs.
  4. Own your own home, or rent for at least one year at the same address
  5. Provide driver’s license at application time that matches your current address.
  6. Have consent of your landlord if renting, and provide verification of such consent from landlord.
  7. Be able and willing to spend the time necessary to provide training, medications, and proper care for a foster dog or puppy.