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What is a Foster Home?

You can become a foster home by filling out a Foster Application or Volunteer Application. Please email usapbr@yahoogroups.com and one will be emailed to you.

What is a foster home?
Foster homes are temporary INSIDE homes for the dogs accepted into our rescue program. The foster parents care for the dogs as their own, but for a limited length of time -- just until we find a permanent home for them. A length of time cannot be determined. The foster home provides shelter, food, toys and human interaction. At times, NCRR can provide food if needed. Sometimes they need to administer medical care, such as giving medicines, changing bandages, or applying salves or special shampoos.

Does it cost money?
NCRR pays for the dog's vet bills, medicines, medical supplies (salves, special shampoos, bandages, etc.), and provides the dog with it's vaccinations, and an ID tag. USAPBR also supplies heartworm preventative for your foster dog. All dogs will be spayed and neutered at the expense of USAPBR.

What are foster homes responsible for?
NCRR has a foster home agreement, which the foster parent and NCRR sign before a dog is placed into their foster home. The main points of the agreement are that the foster home will provide:

fresh food every day
clean, fresh water every day
shelter
a clean, dry place for the dog to sleep
clean bowls to eat and drink from
Frontline flea preventative
baths, brushing and toenail clippings as needed

Who finds the adopters?
USAPBR is responsible for finding the adopters. The foster home takes care of the dog while USAPBR looks for, screens, interviews, completes homechecks, and approves the permanent homes. USAPBR has many ways to find homes for foster dogs.

How long do dogs stay in foster homes?
It's not possible for us to predict how long a dog will be in foster care before its permanent home is found. How quickly a dog can be placed epends on a number of factors, such as physical beauty, age, health and training.

For many dogs, we've found that foster families who provide basic training (obedience and good manners) to their foster dogs make those dogs easier to place, and they tend to get adopted more quickly. Foster families who let their foster dogs get away with undesirable behavior tend to have the dogs for a longer time.

USAPBR provides on-going support for our foster homes regarding training, crate training, medical questions, houstraining and much more. USAPBR will sometimes be able to provide you with a crate to use for your foster companion.


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