Foster Goldens for GRRNT
Foster homes for our rescued Golden Retrievers is something our group will always need. We do not have kennel space. All of our dogs are placed with loving families until they are adopted. The more foster homes we have, the more Goldens we can assist.
Fostering entails assuming responsibility for the care of a dog, as if it were your own, for the period of time it takes to find a permanent home. Many of these dogs have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. As a foster family you will be asked to provide your foster dog with quality dog food, toys, basic training, stability, and, most of all, love. The love you provide is a large part of the therapy the dog needs in order to adapt successfully to his or her new forever home.
Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas covers all medical expenses for the foster dog. All vet visits must be pre-approved and the dog must be taken to a participating vet. In most cases, any medical issues will have been resolved before you receive the dog. Some foster families may assist with special needs dogs; for example those recovering from heartworm treatment, hip dysplasia surgery, or other extensive medical conditions. This kind of care requires time and dedication to the dog so it isn’t for everyone. However, it can be a very rewarding service and is worth considering if circumstances permit.
The foster family is asked to take pictures and write profiles of their fosters for our web page. They work closely with the Adoption Coordinator in matching the dog with a prospective adopter. They are responsible for interviewing and evaluating the adoptive family’s home. This is an important responsibility because the foster family knows the dog better than anyone.
“At times fostering can be tough. You may get attached to your foster – how you could you not, after looking into those beautiful brown eyes? It can, at times, be an inconvenience to your usual activities, but the most important thing to remember is that you are getting a great dog through a very stressful time in its life. When you hear the happy stories of your foster dog in its new forever home it makes all the extra work worthwhile. If you have room in your heart and home to save a Golden Retriever please complete and submit a foster application. A volunteer Foster Coordinator will then contact you, and a dog will be matched to your lifestyle and family. ”
— GRRNT Foster Parent