Being a foster parent involves caring for and nurturing a puppy or dog for a minimum period of 1 month in your home. During this time, foster parents need to feed the dog regularly with nutritious food and report symptoms of illness or behavioural problems.
Foster parents should also help in domesticating the dog, in terms of paper training him/her, teaching him/her not to bark excessively and not to chew on things. There should also be plenty of interaction with him/her so that he/she is people and dog friendly.
Foster parents need to have a patient, forgiving and tolerant attitude. Common challenges posed by the dog include urinating and defecating at many spots, barking excessively, whining at night, biting or chewing on shoes, slippers, the legs of tables and chairs.
The dog may also be shy and nervous around people. If you do not have experience in domesticating a dog, we will guide you along the way. Medical aid or necessary aid of sorts will be provided by ASD and foster parents need to notify ASD of the dog’s needs.
If the foster parent feels that they can no longer foster the dog, a week’s notice must be given to ASD. If you want to help the homeless strays out there, this is one of the best and noblest ways. Not only will you be shaping the dog’s character and increasing his/her chance of being rehomed, you will also be giving him/her a lifeline.
The choice of dog to be fostered will be at the discretion of ASD and details of the dog will be furnished when you are contacted.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PEOPLE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD FOR APPROVAL TO FOSTER A DOG FIRST AND PLEASE BE CLEAR ABOUT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ABOVE. ONLY ENTER YOUR DETAILS WHEN YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO FUFIL THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS
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