Foster homes are always our biggest and most urgent need. Our foster families provide a loving environment until our dogs find their forever home. Foster care is typically provided on a short term basis and may include healthy, ready for adoption dogs or dogs that are:
- recovering from surgery
- temporarily on restricted activity due to treatment of heartworm disease
- in need of specific socialization exercises
Foster volunteers decide which dogs they bring into their homes and NRGRR covers all needed veterinary care at predefined veterinary clinics. Tasks associated with providing foster care include:
- Veterinary care - including wellness check and any prescribed follow-up procedures
- Evaluating approved adopter’s applications and home visit notes
- Submitting photos and description for website
- Meeting with prospective adopters until placement
- Attendance at NRGRR sponsored adoptathons
- Completion of adoption contract and collection of adoption fees
Hospice foster care is one of the most challenging, but ultimately rewarding, volunteer opportunities you can choose. Dogs placed into a hospice foster home are typically those that have been diagnosed with a very serious or terminal health condition and whose life expectancy is therefore limited. As long as the Golden retains an acceptable quality of life, he will stay with his hospice family until the end. Never underestimate the power of a loving, caring home to give a sick dog the will to survive and enjoy life!
Prospective fosters are required to complete the NRGRR Foster Application. Upon approval you will be trained in the foster process. If you are interested in fostering please request a foster application at NRGRR@hotmail.com.