In our foster homes, a dog becomes part of a family whose love, patience, and experience help the basset deal with the stress of losing their family plus adjusting to a new, strange situation. Our core belief is that our foster families ‘speak for the dogs’ who have no voice of their own so a foster volunteer is responsible for making sure the dog receives whatever care is necessary…medical, training, or just lots of love and belly rubs! One of their most important responsibilities for a foster home is when their foster is being matched with a prospective ‘forever’ adoptive home. Since the foster home knows the dog best, it is the foster home who determines if this will be a good, solid match for both dog and humans. Once the dog is adopted, some foster families maintain contact with the new parents to help them adjust to their dog and ensure a smooth tranistion to the new home.
How do I become a BBR Foster Home?
The process for becoming an approved foster home is very similar to becoming an approved adoptive home. And, once you are an approved foster home, you also become an approved adoptive home.
You need to complete and submit the Foster Home application.
Your vet and personal references will be checked.
The Foster Home Coordinator, or other volunteer, will then call to interview you to find out about
Your experience in caring for dogs, family & home environment, what type of basset you want to care for (senior, puppy, etc.) , and if you can foster for an extended, short-term, etc. basis.
After your application, references, and interview information is reviewed by your area Foster Coordinator, BBR will let you know when you can begin fostering.
Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. | (414)403-7413 | PO Box 13562, Milwaukee, WI 53213-0562