Fostering rescued dogs and puppies is a wonderful and fulfilling experience! Each year, thousands of Australian Cattle Dogs find themselves in shelters or in homes that can no longer care for them. They are in need of new homes for various reasons, usually to no fault of their own.
Our rescue is completely foster based, so we rely on our foster homes in order to save and rehome Australian Cattle Dogs. As a foster, you play an important role as a dog’s advocate, and help them acclimate to home life so they will thrive in their forever homes!
Carolina ACD Rescue and Rebound covers all vet bills, preventatives, microchip, new martingale collar and leash, and ID tags. The only thing are fosters are to provide is a safe and loving home and dog food. The board of directors and foster coordinator are here to support our fosters, by providing guidance, tips and advice on welcoming a new dog into the home and introducing the new dog to resident animals.
The time commitment for fostering varies. We normally like to have dogs in foster homes for a minimum of two weeks before listing any dogs for adoption. There have been rare, special foster cases that have lasted for up to a year. Our foster coordinator will work with you to find a great foster fit, and it is always up to our fosters if they would like to intake a dog or not.
Fostering with Intent to Adopt
Fostering is also a wonderful way to help save a life, while finding the right dog for your own family. Our rescue offers the ability to foster a dog with the intent to adopt, and allows foster homes 3 months to decide if the foster dog is a good candidate for adoption by the foster family.
If you are a bit nervous about owning a dog or a puppy, fostering gives you the opportunity to see what dog ownership entails. It is a great way to teach a family what to expect from dog ownership without jumping into something you might not be able to handle.
Questions about Fostering? Email firstname.lastname@example.org