Thank you for your interest in fostering! Our ability to save lives is directly tied to the number of active foster homes we have, so we really do appreciate your willingness to open your home to a lost soul.
Foster homes care for dogs between the time they come into rescue and are adopted out into loving forever homes. This may mean that you’re fostering a dog for a few weeks, or much longer depending on how long it takes to find the best possible home for them.
Except in unusual circumstances, the rescue will provide all of the basics that you will need : a crate, food, leash, collar, and sometimes other goodies. This is possible mainly through donations to the Rescue. Catahoula Rescue Ontario covers all approved vet care costs associated with your foster dog.
Still interested? Here are some addition details on fostering for Catahoula Resue Ontario:
Cats & Dogs: We do our best to “cat test” dog before we place them in foster homes with cats, but this is often done at the shelter and not always with 100% accuracy. Generally speaking, the same rules in the “Kids & Dogs” section above can apply to Cats & Dogs too. If any problems arise, we either do our best to resolve the problem or if need be move the foster dog into a more appropriate home.
What You Need To Foster A Rescue Dog: Fosters have a big heart, a willingness to work with abandoned animals, and a desire to help get them into permanent loving homes. Please note that all members of a household MUST be on board with fostering dogs, and if you rent, you will need permission from your landlord.
If you still think you wish to do this, we deeply appreciate your concern for forgotten dogs and the degree of dedication involved with being a foster care home. We’re a relatively small community of foster homes, and we always love to see our foster family expanding!
If you're interested in fostering for us, please complete our Foster Application Form and return it to us by email. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble accessing the Foster Application Form or have any other questions.