Fostering Saves Lives
A home environment is the best place for a dog to prepare for its future. Foster parents provide a safe and loving home, especially to those dogs that may need medical attention, rehabilitation, or socialization. A foster home gets our dogs out of our kennels where little interaction occurs. Fostering makes a huge contribution to a dog's health and well-being, ensuring that the animals have the best chance of being rehomed. Happy animals mean forever adoptions.
Benefits of Fostering
Lots of love where the benefits are tremendous. Being part of a homeless dog's life and helping it find its forever family, is rewarding beyond words. Knowing that you are saving lives is one of the most fulfilling feelings possible. Did we mention you get lots of love?
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOSTER?
Foster parents provide temporary care for our dogs in their own homes until they are ready for adoption.
CAN ANYONE FOSTER?
Yes. However, you must be 21 years or older, along with meeting the necessary requirements.
HOW LONG IS THE AVERAGE FOSTER STAY?
Depending on the dog's age and health it could be as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Occasionally, ARCC will have an animal needing longer ongoing care until they are ready for adoption.
WILL ARCC COVER VET EXPENSES?
Yes, yes! The dogs in your care are covered by ARCC/ All dogs have their vaccinations. Should an emergency arise, and it is agreed that the situation is an emergency, you will be instructed on where to take the dog. All medication is provided at no expense to you.
WILL ARCC PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SUPPLIES?
Yes, yes! ARCC has crates, food, bowls, toys, collars, leashes, and miscellaneous things that are generally needed when providing care for a dog; in addition to any medications needed.
You are welcome to use your own things or purchase additional items for your foster dog. ARCC will not reimburse you for purchases.
DO I HAVE TO TRAIN MY FOSTER DOG?
Yes. Moving your foster dog forward to being a well-behaved inside dog is the goal. This includes working on house training and crate training, in addition to socializing and teaching them how to behave well toward other dogs and people. With the training will come love and attention.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO GO OUT OF TOWN OR CAN NO LONGER FOSTER?
ARCC will attempt to find an appropriate (temporary or permanent as needed) foster home from our existing foster homes. The ARCC family is a group of ladies who step up when needed. We are a small family of volunteers helping dogs and we help each other as well!