|Foster homes are always needed.|
Foster homes are the backbone of rescue. Without our dedicated foster homes, we could not save
as many dogs as we do. Many people know why dogs come in to rescue, but, they don't know
what happens to the dog once it enters rescue. Dogs entering rescue are assessed by an adoption
coordinator, seen by a vet and then placed in a foster home.
Questions about fostering:
What does it mean to foster?
Fostering for a rescue dog means that you provide a loving and safe home to a dog while the dog is in rescue. Some dogs are in
rescue for a short time, just weeks, and others may take longer to find the perfect home. Generally this is anywhere from 6 to 12
Does fostering cost anything?
You will not be responsible for vet care or costs. Polar Pug Rescue & Friends covers any and all veterinary costs for our rescues.
We can provide food for your foster. However, most foster homes cover the cost of the food for their foster as a donation. If it is a
specially required food for the dog, such as prescription diet, Polar Pug Rescue & Friends will provide it.
How does fostering help the dog?
The information learned from the foster home is invaluable to the future placement of the dog. Some dogs have a tough time
making a transition, or they have a bruised spirit from their prior situation. A foster home can provide love, stability and care for the
dog and help in the healing process. Other dogs are just fine, happy-go-lucky and have no transitional issues. Often foster homes
will learn what types of things the dog likes or dislikes, such as loud noises, getting along with kids or other dogs or cats. All of this
information aids us in finding the perfect home for the dog.
Why should I foster?
There are many, many benefits to fostering! Fostering can be very convenient for some lifestyles. Some people would love a dog,
but aren't sure about the commitment. Fostering is perfect for that! You will get the unconditional love of a dog, help them
through their transition to a new life, and you won't have the lifelong commitment of owning a dog. Fostering is also good for the
soul. Studies prove that people are most content when they are helping others. Fostering allows you to help a dog that has
nowhere else to go. You will be providing a home and in return will earn the gratitude of your foster and the future adoptive home.
You will be able to have a direct effect on setting your foster on the path for a new and wonderful life. The feeling of satisfaction
over doing something good is a wonderful reward.
How do I become a foster?
If you have already adopted from us in the past, you are "pre-approved" to foster for us. Simply contact us by phone or email
and an adoption coordinator will get in touch with you. If you have not adopted from us in the past, we ask that you complete an
adoption application. In the place of the dog you are interested in, please print "foster". This application allows us to find out more
about you and decide if your home would be a good fit for one of our rescues in foster. An adoption coordinator will contact you
once your application is received.
What if I foster and it is not for me?
Absolutely no pressure! If you try fostering and find out it is not right for you, no problem. We would never make you keep a
foster, nor make a foster stay somewhere that is not working out for everyone. Sometimes, a foster is just not the right fit. It may
be that you need a different dog to foster that fits in best with your home. We strive to place each dog into the right foster home,
but we often learn things we didn't know about the dog, once they are in foster. This is good for us to know. Your honesty is most
How can I get more information?
Please contact an adoption coordinator at 907-222-6851 or email: email@example.com.