We only foster dogs that are unable to cope with kennel life due to behavioural or health issues and until such time as we can find them a permanent home. Or, on occasions, a bitch that is due to whelp and the ‘Mum’ and her puppies are returned to us at eight weeks.
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. All in readiness for when they go to their new home.
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 and need time to adjust
- Watching them come out of their shell is one of the best parts of fostering
- Foster dogs must be kept on a lead at all times
- 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 complete the attached form Fostering Questionnaire and email to firstname.lastname@example.org