K-9 Lifesavers is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We rescue as many canines as possible from the overwhelmed, high-kill shelters. Without amazing volunteer fosters, K-9 Lifesavers could not save these wonderful animals.
Why are foster homes so important? There are many reasons certain dogs truly need foster care.
Some of the most common include:
* A dog showing signs of stress such as pacing or hiding in the shelter
* A puppy that's too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until old enough for adoption
* A dog recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate
* A dog that has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people
* A dog that has always lived in a home, and would not do well in a boarding facility
Why should you foster a rescue? It's both fun and rewarding! And fostering makes a huge difference for these dogs!
Some priceless benefits include:
* Introducing your foster to common sights and sounds in a typical home environment, so he/she can easily transition into a forever home - Have you ever seen a dog bark at the mirror the first time they saw their reflection?
* Helping our rescue learn more about the dog's personality, so we can find the perfect match - Some of our adopted rescues have graduated as therapy dogs, while some excel at agility and obedience!
* Exposing the dog to children, other dogs, and cats(if possible), ensuring a successful adoption with a family - Your dog would also really love a foster friend!
* Having fun training! Watch your pup quickly blossom as you easily teach basic manners like sit and stay - Unleash your Cesar!
* Freeing up a shelter or kennel spot, so the shelter and/or rescue can save another dog from euthanasia - There's always another great dog waiting for their opportunity and second chance at life!
What does fostering involve? When you foster, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and care for him or her until adoption.
K-9 Lifesavers responsibilities to our foster families? We have partnered with local veterinarians to provide routine and emergency care...at no cost to you. We will provide supplies such as collars, leashes, bowls, crates and identification tags. You will also have a team of other volunteers helping you along the way, including our foster coordinator and your dog’s adoption coordinator.
Please visit our website www.k-9lifesavers.org. for our foster questionnaire, and then email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training