FAQ About fostering for SAGDR
How do I get started?
Please go to www.texasgreatdane.org/forms and fill out our foster application and our Foster Waiver. This alerts us that you are interested in potentially fostering, as well as gives us insight into your daily life and what dog may fit best in your home.
What is involved?
Basically, you accept the dog into your home and begin working with them to learn skills they will need to be accepted into a home. Some of our dogs come into care in good shape and ready to find a forever home, some of them come in with various medical or emotional needs. None of our dogs have a SET time limit they spend in foster care.
We provide your foster dog with all the medical care they require with one of our local veterinarians. We ask that you provide transport for the pet to and from veterinary appointments, which we try our best to schedule around your time. Assistance with this is available!
We will provide you a crate, leash, collar, gentle leader (if needed) We ask that you provide the dog food for ease of feeding in the home, however if food is requested we are MORE than happy to supply that as well.
We ask that you work diligently to evaluate your new foster dogs temperament, likes and dislikes. We also ask you to take a couple of photos of your dog playing or relaxing in the home and provide us a very basic write up to allow us to create a bio for the website.
Once your foster dog is deemed available for adoption we ask that you transport them to and from at least two adoption events per month. You are welcome and encouraged to stay and chat up potential adopters for your dog but it is not required.
What if we want to adopt our foster dog?
Our foster homes have earned the right to be first in line when it comes to a dog they are fostering. We just ask that you pay the adoption fee, sign all the standard adoption paperwork and send us update pictures of your baby form time to time so we can fawn over them.