South Charlotte Dog Rescue Foster Application
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does it take to foster a dog?

A love of dogs!

What is a foster home?

Loving foster homes are the backbone of any rescue organization. They are families just like yours that provide a safe, temporary home for rescued pets to rest, recuperate, and prepare to meet their forever families. The animals in foster care benefit greatly from love and attention and living in a home environment; for some rescued pets, it may be a first. Many times shelter pups will need medicine for kennel cough in the first week after being placed in foster. It is very important to be sure that your personal pets are fully up to date on their shots including the kennel cough vaccine!

How long is a dog in foster care?

Animals can be in foster care anywhere from a few days to a few months, with the average stay being about 2-3 weeks. If you have a vacation or business trip planned, don’t worry about your foster pet…we’ll find him another place to stay while you’re away.

What does the foster home provide?

As a South Charlotte Dog Rescue foster home, you provide the comfy place to sleep and all the love you can spare. SCDR covers all of your foster pet’s veterinary expenses, medications, and provides any special equipment or supplies. We only ask that you provide food and puppy pads (if necessary).

We ask the foster family to treat the foster pet like any other member of the family. Get to know their personality. Any insight you can offer is helpful to SCDR’s placement decision. Together, you and the animal’s rescue representative decide what kind of home will be best for your foster pet. By facilitating potential adopter meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your foster pet’s new family and ensure it’s a good match.

What if I want to adopt my foster dog?

We understand that “foster failures” occur. As long as an adoptive family has not already been engaged in the adoption process, if you and your foster’s representative decide the foster is a good match for your family, you are eligible to adopt the pet. The standard adoption procedure is followed, including adoption contract and donation. We hope you’ll continue to foster!

If you are interested in fostering a pet, please fill out the Foster Parent Application and the Release and Waiver of Liability below. Let us know what kind of pet you can foster and for how long and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.
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