Thank you for considering fostering a Senior Staffy.
We have put together some some basic information regarding fostering and what it entails so that you can consider if fostering is for you before applying.
Please read all the information below:
We are looking for foster homes that are wanting to help Senior Staffies move on to a new home and are therefore able to keep providing a foster space for the next dog in need.
We are particularly interested in pet free homes.
If your interest is more towards adopting / keeping a dog permanently
please visit the pages of the dogs looking for homes and apply to adopt.
When you are fostering we cover the cost of all veterinary treatment
(we will set up an account at your local vets), and we can provide food
and equipment if required.
You will be allocated a key worker who will be your point of contact whilst you are fostering,
so you can speak to them about any issues or help that you may require.
You will need to provide feedback to us regarding the dog and their progress,
along with photos / videos so that we can use them to advertise the dogs.
Once a potential adopter is found we will home check them before they speak to you
or visit the dog, but you must be prepared to let potential adopters visit the dog at your home
- and then of course the hardest part is having to let them go to their new home!
We cannot say how long a foster dog may be with you it could be a few weeks,
it could be months, so you need to be prepared to foster as long as it takes.
For holidays we try to provide an alternative foster home, however this is not always possible, in which case your foster dog will have to return to kennels for the period you would be away, but again all costs are covered by us.
We cannot place dogs in foster homes where there are children under 5yrs old.
We cannot place foster dogs with full time workers unless there is some arrangement in place for someone to visit the home after 4hours to spend a little time with the dog
and let them out for a break.
If you have resident dogs, you would need to be prepared to come and meet the foster dog with your resident dogs, at the kennel the foster dog is at.
This is to see if the dogs are able to get along first, before we placed them in your home.
The kennels you would need to visit are either in the Worcester or Stafford areas
dependent on which kennel the foster dog is at.
You need to have the space to be able to separate resident dogs initially at least
whilst they get used to each other in the home, and always whilst you are out.
Now you have read the information if you are still interested in fostering
please complete the online fostering application form.
Once we have received that someone will give you a call to discuss fostering a little more. Following this, if you are still happy to proceed we will then arrange a home visit
and if all goes well we can then look to find a suitable foster dog for you.!
Thank you for your interest - we hope to hear from you soon!