1. What do I have to do to become a foster parent?
A. First step is to fill out an application.
B. Meet with a FSFH representative at your home with all members of the household present.
2. Where do the dogs come from?
Our dogs come from humane societies/animal control/rescues, as strays, abuse/neglect situations.
3. Can I just foster small dogs?
We try to accommodate everyone's special requests for which dogs you like to foster.
4. What if the foster dog and my pets do not get along?
We ask that you give it an honest try first, usually time resolves the issue. If that doesn't work we will take the dog back and try to place with another foster family.
5. How long to I keep the foster dog?
Until it is adopted, usually several weeks, sometimes months, it varies dog to dog.
6. Do I keep receipts for dog food and misc. purchases?
No, we give you (crates, toys, leash and collar, meds). You will need to supply food unless we have enough food donations
7. Do I crate my foster dog?
Yes, for your safety and for the dogs. This also helps when you place the dog in a new home to assure the new family that the dog is crate trained.
8. What if I want to adopt my foster dog?
We discourage that because the dogs need you. Foster families are vital to our mission. Most people foster because they are dog lovers and want to help. We want you to succeed and not become overburdened with too many dogs or not be able to continue to assist because you adopted a very adoptable dog. It is important to remember that another dog needs your love and attention as badly as this one did.
9. How do I get the dog adopted?
The most important factor is getting your dog in front potential adopting families by attending our scheduled events
10. What do I do when I go out of town?
We will board your foster dog or have another foster home dog sit, we just ask that you give us as much notice as possible especially over holidays as kennels fill up quickly.