About our foster program
As an organization of dog loving volunteers, we strive to give these dogs a second chance by matching them with a new family that will be thrilled to welcome them into their home. The foster program lets shelter dogs learn to live in a loving environment until we can place them with a perfect family. We rely solely on foster homes to care for the dogs while they await their new family.
- Knowing that you have helped save a dog’s life
- Watching a shelter dog turn into a happy, well-adjusted dog that is ready for a new family
- Giving a family the joy of a new dog
- Making friends with other dog lovers
- Learning from experienced trainers and other team members
- Being able to experience that ” new dog” excitement over and over
- Being able to have a young puppy in your home any time you want
- Knowing your dog will be matched with an adoptive family with whom he will be most successful
- Love and treat your foster dog like you own while it is in your home
- Provide housetraining and crate training (we provide the crate if needed)
- Have the foster dog live indoors
- Provide a diet of good, nutritional, age appropriate food
- Give monthly heartworm and flea protection, provided by ADA
- Provide transportation for the your foster dog to one of our APPROVED veterinary clinics if needed (cost covered by ADA with prior approval and arrangements).
- Maintain the foster dog’s profile and medical information on our Dog Management System
- Ensure the animal’s safety and respond to its needs
- Make sure your own dogs are current on all vaccinations
- Meet with approved adopters and fill out adoption paperwork
How it works
After the dog is selected from the shelter, it receives full vetting; including vaccinations, de-worming and heartworm test. Most dogs will be spayed or neutered before being placed in their foster home.
ADA also provides a crate, monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative for you to use for your foster. We provide and pay for all approved veterinarian expenses.
We understand that some people like or are better equipped to handle a certain type of foster dog. For this reason, on your foster application, you may indicate your preference in size and age of the dogs you would like to foster.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We welcome your inquiry and commitment as a potential member of the ADA Rescue Team!