If you have always wanted a St. Bernard, or other extra-large dog but were not sure of what you were getting into, or wondered if you could commit to a dog for the long term, fostering is a great way to find out. We have dogs in need of foster homes from puppies to seniors, small (under 100 pounds) to big (close to or over 200 pounds), and everything in between. We pay all approved medical expenses for our foster dogs and when it’s available will also supply food, treats and toys.
We ask that our foster homes care for the dog and help us make the dog a well-adjusted family pet. We often have adoption events throughout California, and if one is near your home, we strongly encourage you to attend with your foster. We may also ask you to talk with a potential adopter for your foster dog and let them know about the dog that is in your care.
And, what if you fall in love with your foster saint? Well, you wouldn’t be the first “Foster Failure” we’ve had! In fact, we celebrate “foster failures” on a regular basis. We do ask that you take in a dog that we feel is a good fit for your home and family and not just foster to pick out the dog that you think you may want to adopt. Our foster homes are the backbone of this rescue, and we ask that you stay in touch regularly to make sure that the dog and your family are doing well together. You are our eyes and ears for that dog and we need to know everything that you discover about it so that we can make an educated decision on what the perfect forever home for that dog will be.
If you have any questions or concerns about fostering, give us a call and talk to us. It could be one of your most rewarding experiences, ever. If you would like to be a foster home for one of our Sunny Saints, please complete the Foster Agreement & Adoption Application (be sure to write in “FOSTER ONLY” at the bottom of the Adoption Application) and email both forms to Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX them to 562.435.6361.
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