Foster Myth: I don't want to be told I have to take in a certain dog.
Truth: We never force a foster to take a dog! We send out weekly lists of dogs needing fosters and the foster family decides who they believe will be a good fit for them.
Foster Myth: I travel often and can't commit to a dog.
Truth: We have many homes available to foster a dog temporarily while their original foster is away - or you could choose to temp a dog on the dates you know you'll be home.
Foster Myth: I have kids so I don't think I can foster.
Truth: A good amount of our foster homes make fostering a family affair and get their kids involved in the care of the dogs. Fostering often brings families closer together as they spend time training, caring for and loving the dog.
Foster Myth: I couldn't give the dog away to a different family!
Truth: Imagine you were babysitting a dog for a friend. Would you consider keeping the dog once they returned? Of course not, because you know they have a loving home to go back to! When you think of fostering this way it's much easier to see your foster dog off to a loving home and move on to helping a new pup.
Foster Myth: I can't afford to foster.
Truth: Fostering is completely free! All vet care, supplies and training are provided - we just ask you to provide a safe, loving home.
Foster Myth: I heard rescue dogs are "damaged" or dangerous.
Truth: Some of our dogs do come from horrific circumstances, but they always amaze us with their ability to bounce back! We do our absolute best to provide the foster home with any information we have on the dog, as well as connecting homes with our knowledgeable trainers as needed.
Foster Myth: I can't commit to a foster for months on end.
Truth: The average period of time a dog is in a foster home is around 2 weeks to 2 months. We also have some homes who only take in dogs while their regular foster is away, so the commitment is much shorter.
Foster Myth: I live in an apartment building so I can't foster.
Truth: Many of our fosters live in apartments, townhouses or condos and are excellent foster homes! We have many smaller dogs who are excellent fits for apartment living.
Foster Myth: I need to provide my dog with 24/7 care.
Truth: Most of our fosters work full-time and still provide their foster dog with plenty of care. Our dogs don't ask for much and are so thankful for anything you can provide.