We Need Fosters!
Please consider becoming a foster home for a GSP in need.
If not you, who?
It is hard to beat the satisfaction of placing a dog in a home that loves him or her!
If you are interested in becoming a foster for Texas GSP Rescue, please fill out an application. (It is the same application as our adoption application). We are ALWAYS in need of loving foster homes! The more foster homes we have, the more GSPs can be rescued.
We are also looking for foster homes in OKLAHOMA and LOUISIANA. There is not a GSP Rescue in either state and we do our best to cover intake but could do a much better job with fosters there. If you are interested in fostering, or volunteering in other ways in either state, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many new fosters are concerned with the heartache involved in adopting a dog after they become attached. It is hard, and those of us that foster understand that for each new home a dog finds, another shelter dog can be saved and take that foster spot. It is hard to beat the satisfaction of placing a dog in a home that loves him or her!
For fosters we provide all of the vetting for the dog, we provide the heartworm preventative, and if needed, we provide a crate. We can also provide or reimburse for food expenses, but if it is not a financial burden we ask that foster homes provide the food.
Typically, we would expect a foster home to have a dog 3 months, with this, of course, being variable. Adopters are required to travel to the foster. Fosters are encouraged, but not required to attend adoption events in their area. Once approved, an applicant will be put in touch with the foster to ask questions and meet the dog. To adopt, an applicant will fill out a contract while with the foster and leave the adoption amount, as well as a signed contract before leaving with the dog.
We can provide information and support in introducing a new foster dog to your home and can accommodate preferences. If for some reason the foster dog is not working out in your home, we will move the dog as quickly as possible.
We do rely upon foster homes to provide photos for the dogs bio, as well as information to be put in the bio. As much as this can be updated, the dog's chances of adoption are improved! Same with attending adoption events. But the real requirement is just treating the foster dog as your own! If you love your foster - a new home will as well!