Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Foster Mentors provide support and guidance to foster volunteers and their dogs. They are the "go-to" person for fosters who are in need of support and advice (including behavior tips, coordinating transport assistance, and working with adopters.) Foster Mentors also work closely with all members of Pet Haven’s Dog Division Team to make recommendations for improvements and provide scheduled communications to Pet Haven fosters.
Send a "welcome email" to all new fosters who are assigned to your foster group.
Accompany first-time fosters on their first home visit
Collaborate, as needed, with the Dog Division Director and the Intake Coordinators to select an appropriate foster home for the dogs accepted into Pet Haven’s foster program
Regularly and proactively communicate with foster homes to keep up to date with the needs, progress, and condition of foster dogs
Encourage fosters to attend ongoing trainings
Collaborate with the Dog Division Director and the Intake Coordinators to make arrangements for the transfer of new dogs to foster homes
Assist new fosters in writing their foster dog’s biography and encourage them to provide high-resolution photos
Provide resources, guidance, and support to fosters who have questions about their foster dog’s health and behavior
Communicate in a professional manner the mission, vision and values of Pet Haven to assigned foster homes, other volunteers, and the public
Attend quarterly Dog Division meetings (regularly scheduled)