Being a fosterer with Stokenchurch Dog Rescue can be a rewarding experience as you are helping us save another dog’s life, and we are always looking for new fosterers. We provide you with all of the supplies and needed vet care, and you provide the dog with love, companionship, and basic training.
Please keep the following things in mind to help you and your family decide if you are willing to take on this wonderful commitment:
What we do:
- All necessary supplies (lead, harness, bowls, bedding, medication, etc.) are provided, though some fosterers choose to use their own supplies as a further donation to the rescue
- Foster dogs are provided with medical care through our vets
- Fosterers are encouraged to tell us which types of dogs they are most interested in fostering; some request certain genders, sizes, issues or ages, while others request general breeds
- We can provide behavioural training, and someone to talk to if you have any concerns
What we ask of you
- Foster dogs are not 'perfect' they need care, patience, and affection, many require socialisation and some basic training
- Most often, dogs coming out of shelters are frightened and shy
- Watching them come out of their shells is one of the best parts of fostering
- Foster dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, until they have bonded and you are familiar with their personalities and social skills
- Foster dogs must always wear their Stokenchurch Dog Rescue identity tags
- Fosterers must be available to facilitate 'meet and greets' with potential adopters, and respond to requests in a timely manner, either via email or telephone.
If you are interested in fostering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will send you an application form and speak to you about the dogs needing foster care.