IT'S GREAT FOR...
Want to get dogs off a chain
That's all you need! Fostering a dog is easy and all you have to have is a place inside to do it! We are 100% foster based, so we can only take dogs off of chains with your help!
I WOULD KEEP THEM ALL! HOW CAN I FOSTER AND NOT ADOPT THEM?!
It's our #1 question we get asked as foster families. Yes, you will fall in love with them, and honestly, that's what these dogs need. They need someone to love them and show them how amazing life inside can be. Every foster family falls in love with their dogs, and that's the most rewarding part of being a foster! Yes, it's sad on adoption day because they aren't with you anymore, but think of it as a "happy sappy" moment. You just took a dog that someone overlooked for years and helped them become a loved, cherished member of a family.
A couple tips from some of our seasoned fosters:
It's OK to fall in love. Go into it knowing you want to fall in love with them! You wouldn't be human if you didn't fall in love with them...and that's why you are doing this! It's because you love dogs. The more you love them and think you would keep all of them, the better foster you will be (we promise!)
Think long term. When you think about fostering, think about the next dog you are going to foster. If you adopt every dog, you can't help the next one.
Dream for them. Think about their perfect family. Your foster will have some quirks, but there is a perfect fit out there somewhere. Think about their perfect family and dream for your foster dog.
At Dogs Deserve Better, we have to think about the long term goals so that we can help as many dogs as we can. You are a huge piece to that puzzle.
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO FOSTER FOR? WHAT IF I CAN'T DO IT UNTIL THE DOG GETS ADOPTED?
Generally the length of foster can vary, but we can work with you! You can foster for as little or as long as you want:
Weekend: foster for a weekend while another foster takes a vacation. This is great for people who work long hours during the week.
Week: foster for a week while we wait for space in a rescue who has committed to taking the dog. This is great for people who might have breaks (like students), wants a dog but can't long term, or just wants to see what fostering is all about!
Month or longer: If you want to foster a dog until they get adopted or for a longer period, you get to see a beautiful transformation
I HAVE A SITUATION THAT WON'T ALLOW ME TO TAKE CERTAIN DOGS (YOUNG KIDS, APARTMENT WITH BREED RESTRICTIONS, LIVE ON A BUSY STREET, CATS, ETC). CAN I STILL HELP?
Let us know you situation and what dogs you can and can't take. Let us know what makes your uncomfortable and we will work with you! We don't want to overwhelm you, because we want you to come back!