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Fostering - FAQ:
Below are some commonly asked questions about fostering ! If your question is not answered below PLEASE feel free to send it to us in an email - Linda@WonderDogRescue.org. Thank you SO much :)
Q, How long will my foster be with me ?
It varies from dog to dog - Some dogs are adopted as soon as they become available for adoption, BUT this is not the case with every dog - It's possible that your foster could be with you for a few months - This is not a bad thing, this means that your foster's "perfect match" has not come along yet BUT don't worry, they will - We firmly believe that there is someone in the world for every dog :)
Q, What is expected of me as a foster parent ?
- We ask that all foster parents be able to commit to their foster dog/puppy until they are adopted - We are not a shelter, it is very difficult for us to move dogs around once they are brought in rescue.
- We also ask that you be able to bring your foster to one adoption event per weekend.This helps tremendously in finding your fosters forever home! We do not ask that you hang out for the entire mobile, you are welcome to drop your foster off at 12 and pick her/him up at 3. Our adoption events are always held in San Francisco and are usually from 12-3PM. As folks with regular 9-5 jobs and families of our own we understand that people are busy and can't always make it, this is totally OK, just let us know ahead of time !
Q, Am I expected to provide my foster with his/her necessities ?
No, you are not responsible for providing your foster with anything other than love and affection ! We supply all foster homes with everything needed - food, leash, coller, medical needs, bedding etc. - Should you choose to make a purchase for your foster that is ok BUT we will not be able to reimburse you for this UNLESS the purchase was approved by us beforehand !!
Q, What happens if the dog does not work out in my home ?
For most dogs the transition from shelter to home is stressful ! It's very important that you give your foster time to adjust to their new life. Expect for your foster to have an accident or two and to maybe do some whimpering, this is common in the adjustment period - If things are not working out after time has been given we will begin to look for another foster home for your dog, this usually takes some time !
Q, How involved do I need to be in my foster's adoption process?
We handle almost everything surrounding your fosters adoption, the screening process, setting up meet and greets, adoption contracts etc. A volunteer is present at all meet and greets to answer any questions the adopters may have! We do encourage you to help screen potential homes as you will have great understanding for what your foster dogs forever home should be.