Foster Dogs

People foster dogs because they love dogs and want to make a difference to a dog’s life.  Often dogs that end up in rescue have had a tough time at some point during their life, and as humans we feel the need to compensate for it.  Often the foster wants to love the dog better.  However, this does not work in most cases.  Dogs respond well to structure and boundaries.  By providing structure and boundaries (and love of course), you will help the dog with a higher chance of a successful adoption and a better mental state of mind.

dog on couch You may not mind your dog’s bad manners, but that is not the norm and most people are looking for dogs that can easily fit into their family lifestyle without too much adjustment.

What this means is that a dog who is housebroken, crate trained, walks well on a leash and is not reactive has a much higher chance of being adopted and maintain it’s new home.

In a dog’s new home they may not be allowed to sleep in the bed, sit on the furniture and be left out to roam the house.  You will help your foster make a smoother transition by taking the time and energy to teach them these basic skills.

Your foster dog will also appreciate the rules and boundaries and find security within them.

Tips to Increase Chances of a Permanent Adoption:

Should the permanent family decide to really spoil their new pup, it is easier for a dog to drop the standard of expectation than to increase it.  Therefor the transition will be easier for your foster.

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