Are you a dedicated dog-lover? Do you have a soft spot for dogs who need a little extra love and attention? Would you jump at the opportunity to help a dog in need find his or her perfect forever home? If this sounds like you, and you have space in your heart and in your home, we have just the role for you!
Objective: Provide long-term foster care and rehabilitation for under-socialized dogs.
Provide [potentially] long-term foster care and socialization for under-socialized dogs
Implement behavior correction methods as needed and as instructed by HEA Foster Team
Provide consistent socialization opportunities for the animal
Evaluate foster animal’s personality and provide recommendations for ideal home environment
Transport your foster dog to the Adoption Center and/or Sanctuary for scheduled meet & greet and/or adoption appointments, and to vet visits when needed
Act as part of the "marketing" team to help get your foster adopted. This may include:
Participating in meet & greets with the animal (helping to introduce them to potential adopters)
Taking photos that showcase the animal and meet HEA’s brand standards
Communicate regularly with HEA’s Foster Coordination Team to:
Report any progress or concerns as it relates to the animal’s behavior/health
Provide photos and updates for the animal’s biography
On occasion, administer medications and/or provide care for minor illness
Present a professional appearance as a representative of HEA when meeting potential adopters for appointments
An ideal living situation that includes:
Another dog in the home who interacts well with other dogs
Adequate space and capacity for a foster animal and supplies (i.e. a crate)
Willingness and ability to be trained on dog behavior, behavior correction, and socialization methods
Patience and understanding, and a willingness to give your foster animal the time/space they need to come out of their shell
Ability and willingness to commit to long-term fostering
Reports to: HEA Foster Team
Commitment: The time commitment will vary, but we expect that many of these dogs will require months-long foster stays before they find their forever home. Our ideal fosters would be willing to commit to fostering an animal until he or she gets adopted (unless extenuating circumstances arise).
If you are interested in filling this role, or if you’d like to find out more, please email our Foster Coordination Team at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To create a world where the life of every companion animal matters...Every.Single.One.
The mission follows the vision - To provide a loving home to every companion animal that enters our care. Lifetime guaranteed.
The pillars of our work are simple:
In our brief 12 year history, HEA has found forever homes for nearly 4,000 dogs and cats, spayed/neutered thousands more, and provided rehabilitation and sanctuary care to hundreds of others that would have become statistics had they not found the love and compassion of HEA's staff and volunteers.