FOSTER CARE GUIDELINES
The foster home is invaluable in the rescue process. Brittanys need to be in a home atmosphere for their mental stability and for rescue to be able to evaluate the type of home and people best suited for each dog.
The usual course for a rescue dog is:
- He’ll go to a foster home where he will be evaluated and scheduled for any necessary vet appointments.
- The foster care provider keeps in touch with the coordinators to discuss what kind of home he needs.
- When a potential adopter is identified, arrangements will be made for them to visit the dog. This is usually the last step in determining if this will be the best placement for the dog.
It is important for foster homes to:
- Be certain that innoculations on your own animals are kept current. In some rare cases it may be necessary to quarantine the rescue dog for a week or two when he first comes into foster care. If you’re not equipped to do that, please be sure to let us know. The dog will need to get a check up and be scheduled for neutering as soon as possible.
- Evaluate the dog in your care so that together, we can determine the best placement for him. It will be necessary to expose him to a variety of situations, experiences and types of people. We will provide a questionnaire as a guide for the things we would like to know about the dog. It won’t take you long to figure out how secure the dog is, if he has specific fears, etc. Any information you can give us about the dog will help us when we’re interviewing prospective homes for him.
Again, the foster home is crucial in the rescue process. If you would like to become involved, receive more information, or have any questions, please contact your Regional Coordinator, and/or submit a Volunteer Application.