Thank you so much for considering opening your heart and home to a foster! Fostering a dog is a rewarding experience and one of many ways you can help improve their lives!
Q. I want to foster. How do I get started?
You will first fill out the application that is located under the "Foster application" link at the top of the page. Applications must be filled out in their entirety for a foster to be selected and approved. After your application is approved, a contract must also be signed. Then next thing ya know, your house will be much more happier with your foster dog running around!
Q. What are the requirements?
Fosters must be at least 18 years of age. Fostering requires patience and commitment. Dogs coming from shelters and rescues can exhibit anxiety and stress. Our goal is to keep them in a stable environment. A fenced in yard is preferred, but is not a requirement. However we do require that you have a plan in place for the dog to get outdoor exercise and have ample opportunities to go to the bathroom. Love and attention are the biggest things the dogs needs, and we are looking for from our fosters.
Q. Do you do a home visit?
Yes, we will perform a home check before we allow a dog to live with a foster. This is to make sure the home is well suited to house a dog.
Q What are my responsibilities?
The foster parent is responsible for housing the dog, feeding the dog, letting it go to the bathroom, and showing it unconditional love. We also wish for foster parents to be willing to transport dogs to and from adoption events, or possibly a training session here and there. This is not mandatory and if you are unable to do so, we would still love you to foster one of our dogs! We cover all vet expenses, provide food, toys, and all of the other necessities that come with housing a dog. If a foster parent wants to buy something for the dog they are fostering we ask that they brief Brave Breed Rescue, Inc. before doing so. This is all with the dogs best interest in mind.
Q. What is the average stay for a dog?
This will vary, depending on the dog. We encourage that foster parents commit to fostering a dog until the dog is adopted. It can be stressful for a dog to be moved around once they are in a foster home. If it does become necessary or there is an emergency, we ask for as much notice as possible.