-Provide a loving, nurturing environment for the dog.
-Book and bring the dog to vet appointments.
-Provide some basic training (e.g. house training, crate training, basic commands, leash walking, etc.).
-Pick up the dog's supplies.
-Provide adoption coordinator with regular updates and photos on the dog's progress.
-Attend meet and greets with potential adopters.
-There is no financial cost to foster. All vet and medication expenses and supplies (dog bed, food, crate, leash, collar, toys, pee pads, etc.) are covered by HTDR.
-HTDR provides continuous support to fosters through their assigned foster, medical and adoption coordinators.
-HTDR foster community is connected through social media to provide support, suggestions and resources.
-HTDR works with fosters to match them with dogs that meet their preferences (size, age, temperament, etc.)
-Accepting a rescue dog is voluntary and fosters determine their availability.
-If a placement is not working out, an alternate foster will be found as quickly as possible.
-Assistance with transportation of dog and supplies can sometimes be arranged.
Frequently Asked Questions
-Fostering typically lasts 3 to 15 weeks, depending on the needs of the dog.
-Foster homes can have children and other pets. Pet vaccinations must be up-to-date.
-Condos and apartments are welcome as foster homes once it is verified that dogs are allowed in the building.
-HTDR currently has fosters in Toronto and several regions around the GTA. Most veterinarian partners are located in Toronto and around the GTA but HTDR has a vet partner in Thornbury as well.
-Planning to travel? No problem. Fostering works around your schedule.
HTDR is a registered charity: 742383003RR0001