Foster FAQ’s

What exactly is “Fostering”?
Why foster?
How does fostering help?
How do I become a foster parent?
What would I be expected to do as a foster parent?
Would I be responsible for my foster’s vet expense?
What if I find somebody to adopt my foster?

What exactly is “Fostering”?

Foster parents are essentially temporary dog adopters. Foster parents agree to take a dog, or dogs, into their homes and care for them as if they were their own, until they can be adopted by “forever” homes. The typical duties of fostering a dog include feeding, walking and providing them with play time and socialization. As foster parents, your observations and feedback about the dog’s needs and temperament will help us place the dog in a suitable home.

 Why foster?

A foster home provides the love and shelter for the dog while Dog Rescue with Out Borders provides and pays for all necessities (food, kennel, medical care, etc.).

Being a foster home is not easy. Taking a dog into your home, caring for him, loving him, and then letting him go to a new forever home can be difficult. But, fostering can be the most rewarding and fulfilling thing a true dog lover can ever do to support dogs in need.

How does fostering help?

Since we don’t have a shelter, in a sense, foster parents are our shelter space – by providing temporary housing for our dogs who have not yet found that perfect “forever” home. More importantly, fostering provides socialization and training, as well as immediate security and confidence to our rescued dogs.l

How do I become a foster parent?

Please fill out a dog foster form. After reviewing this, a foster counselor will contact you to discuss your specific interest.  Once this is complete, you are on your way to fostering one of our very special strays!

What would I be expected to do as a foster parent?

The main responsibility is to provide a clean, nurturing home, routine walks and socialization until a permanent home is found. This includes feeding, cleaning and grooming your new foster dog (food and other supplies can be provided if requested) and helping with any special needs that your foster dog may have

Would I be responsible for my foster’s vet expense?

No, not unless you wanted to and were able to help in that respect. Remember, we are always in need of donations! However, Dog Rescued Without Borders will pay for all medical bills during the foster care period

What if I find somebody to adopt my foster?

All our dogs can only be placed for adoption through DRWB’s adoption process. If you know of a person that is seriously interested in adopting the dog, please refer them to our adoption staff.