Fostering

What is Fostering and What Is Required of Me?

Foster homes are the most vital part of dog re-homing, and we couldn’t help half the amount of dogs we do without foster homes. Foster homes provide the perfect chance for us to get an insight into areas such as the dogs’ nature and preferences such as favourite environments, lead tolerance, levels of obedience, choice of nutrition, health, personality and behaviour around humans and their fellow dog friends. Because we have a no kill policy at Angels 4 Dogs, this vital help gives us the time to match the right person to the right dog and hopefully get the right home the first time!

The Support You Need From Us

When you foster for Angels 4 Dogs we cover all your food and veterinary bills and can give you toys and blankets if needed, we are on hand for any help and advice or training tips. So all you need is time, patience, some basic doggy knowledge, a kindheart to give lots of love and a big enough heart to let them go to their forever homes in order to make room for the next homeless soul who has never seen love. Many people say to us ‘I couldn’t foster as I couldn’t bear the thought of letting them go.’ To which we reply, ‘Which is worse? Letting them go to a wonderful forever home where they will be loved forever or letting them die alone, never knowing love, as hundreds do every week in pounds across the UK?’

“To which we reply, ‘Which is worse? Letting them go to a wonderful forever home where they will be loved forever or letting them die alone, never knowing love, as hundreds do every week in pounds across the UK?’

The Trials of Fostering

Fostering is one of the most rewarding, selfless things you can do, but it is not without its trials and tribulations, some dogs need love and kindness, some need patience and training, some are just terrified and need calmness and time, and some may need your complete devotion for the first few weeks. Unlike humans they can never explain their stories to us, they can never explain what they have endured and seen, nor what they have been subjected too often all too soon in their short lives, so above all other things a good foster home has PATIENCE. Then LOVE- with the right balance you can conquer most things.

“Fostering is one of the most rewarding, selfless things you can do, but it is not without its trials and tribulations.”

If you think you have the time, love and PATIENCE to foster a dog for Angels 4 Dogs and be the lifeline they so desperately need please phone Yasmine on 07808 868689 to have a chat and arrange a home check.

Or contact us via email and we will be happy to get back to you ASAP.

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