"Fostering a dog is not a lifetime commitment - it is a commitment to saving a life."
Finding quality foster homes is a struggle for any animal rescue. A foster home could be the difference between life and death to an animal in need. Fostering and sending an animal to its loving forever home is a very rewarding experience.
By temporarily fostering an animal in need you are:
Being a foster parent can be challenging but it’s gratifying to know that what you are doing makes a huge difference in the life of an animal. The training you put into the dog makes that dog more adoptable and they spend less time in rescue, waiting for their furever home.
Our goal is, first and foremost, to make sure that our foster dogs will make good house pets for the general public as they are the primary adopters. The observations of our foster families, as to the activities and behaviours that the foster dogs exhibit while in foster care, are invaluable in trying to find the perfect home for that dog. That perfect home may be a working ranch, an active dog sport home or a more laid back pet home.
Most of the foster dogs in care are at Cavorting K9s Retreat, especially if they have more than one behavioural issue to deal with. As The Retreat is a personal residence, not a public facility, all visitors/volunteers are by appointment only.
That being said, living on a rural acreage setting means we are quite a drive from most major centers, & getting away means leaving the farm unattended, so we rely on volunteers to help out with the following: