If you are considering fostering, be aware we usually offer you a dog already known to us and match your experience and comfortability.
Complete our Fostering questionnaire online. We do not use homes with unneutered pets We can not pay people to foster our dogs, we are all volunteers and contribute in different ways. The offer of the foster place is from the heart, in support to that individual dog. We ask you not to take risks with our dogs; non of our dogs should come off lead as our insurance will not cover us. We ask you to move forwards very slowly, building trust and confidence so the dog receives positive labels and proceeds with success and 'good dog!' shaping their every move. Do not judge a dog within the first 48 hours..they need time to settle.
Our Fosterer's Agreement states our philosophy and baseline agreement.
During the period of fostering, The dog shall remain the legal property & responsibility of Rescue Remedies Terrierrescue Staffierescue (referred to hereafter as RR). The fosterer cannot arrange a showing or rehome the dog without the expressed authority of a representative to an applicant who has first completed a Homing Questionnaire. The dog shall live within the household.
The fosterer will:-
1.Not change or adapt a dog’s rescue name, giving the dog consistency.
2.Only seek vet. treatment for our dog, after gaining the express permission of a senior representative of RR. RR can, where necessary, bring the dog back into care to arrange our vet’s assessment & guide on treatment. If we are not consulted we will not be responsible for the vet. bill.
3.Be available. RR to have relevant contact details to call at any time, to check on the health & well being of our dog.
4.Maintain a suitable exercise & training programme appropriate to the needs of our dog in keeping with RR approach & seek our guidance.
5.Be involved in considering the suitability of potential homes for our dog in their care, but must not reject these homes without good reason.
6.If opting to adopt our dog & both parties agree, will be liable for the donation & sign adoption papers.
7.If the foster placement is not working out, will return our dog, with suitable notice ideally 2 weeks.
8.Our dogs will be kept safely at all times on a lead outside the house with a ‘H’ harness used to ensure safe management. Our dog will be short leaded on streets with the lead loop around the wrist not held in the knuckles. If there is a danger of our dog biting through the lead a chain lead is to be used & or double leads with a harness. If in anyway concerned about our dog’s skills with other dogs or the public a halti or full basket muzzle should & will be adopted & off lead dogs cautioned to stay away asking the owner to call their dog back.
9.Agree to cover costs as are outlined in the Table below as discussed between the two parties.
Rescue Remedies will:-
1.Assess the dog to the best of their ability to ensure suitability ref. temperament or needs.
2.Ensure their dogs receive vax. be neutered & chipped (where old enough) before or during the foster placement. Worming & flea treatment as appropriate covering expenses in Table 1 below agreed between the two parties.
3.Offer timely support & advice on issues & take their dog back without delay on request.
4.Continue to actively look for a suitable forever home for their dog throughout the period of foster care.
5.RR are happy to consider a trial adoption but that dog will then be marked reserved for a 2 week period.
6.Photos used on our Forum maybe used in our websites & in dog adverts going on to others forums. We take it as read that placing pictures on our public Forum, gives us permission to use to promote our dogs generally. We will remove pictures from our sites & Forum if you let us know this unacceptable.
7.The Fosterer hereby irrevocably understands & authorises that the dog will & can be removed from their care if it is believed the terms of the contract are not being reasonably followed.
Liaison on fostering issues: Our communication and support is mainly through Forum use and emails. Please keep us informed updating your foster dog's thread regularly filtering issues with us which need more work so their thread remains simple and relevant. Our time contraints are very real Liaison people Dianna & xxlynne.
Further info is in the Fostering section on http://www.rescueremedies.co.uk
Have you decided to home a rescue dog? First step ... complete Our Homing Questionnaire
Want to foster and help a rescue dog? First step ... complete Our Foster Questionnaire
Would you like to foster one of our kennels dogs? The process is explained here and includes a Foster Questionnaire for you to complete
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