* Foster Homes Urgently Needed in Southwest Missouri and Oklahoma! *
Please consider becoming a foster home, you can directly save the life of a dog by volunteering!
We depend on our foster families to care for the pets that we take in. Every new foster family means another pet rescued from our over-burdened public shelters. We depend on foster homes to provide information about each dog so that we can place him in the proper home.
We ask that you evaluate the dog by noting whether or not it gets along well with people, other dogs and cats and by observing any special needs the dog may have - such as shyness, a fear of loud noises, children, food aggression, etc.
What do you need to become a foster parent?
Nothing, other than the desire to help a hound. If you would like to take a hound into your home on a temporary basis and have the room, the love, the patience and the time, then you have what it takes to foster. Finally, your personal pets should be current on vaccines, including Bordatella.
What do we provide?
4 The Hounds Basset Rescue, Inc. pays for any veterinary care that the animal may need, including vaccinations, testing, medications, and spay/neuter services. There is no cost to you other than the cost of food.
How long will the foster pet be in your home?
That will depend on the age and circumstances of the hound that you decide to take in. Young dogs and puppies are adopted much quicker than old dogs and dogs with special needs. You could have a dog for a few days to several months.
What do you get out of being a foster parent?
The immediate answer is the satisfaction of knowing you are directly responsible for saving a dog's life. If you have been thinking about adopting a hound, fostering is a way to find out if one will fit into your lifestyle and actually is the right breed for you. If it doesn't work out, we will be glad to place the hound in another foster home, and we promise never to make you feel guilty!
How do you become a foster parent?
We are as careful about placing our hounds in foster homes as we are placing them with adoptive families. After you have made the important decision to become a foster home, you can apply online now
or if you prefer to have an application form mailed to you, please contact our adoption coordinator, Marsha Tiemann, and she will be happy to accomodate you. We will then notify you when a hound becomes available for fostering when you are approved.
What if I decide I want to adopt my foster?
This is absolutely not a problem. We can always arrange an adoption.