Fostering Dogs in Kansas City saves lives!


 

What is fostering?

Foster families help save lives every time they open their homes and hearts to an animal in need. Fostering is volunteering to take an animal into your home until a suitable forever home can be found.   It is a great way to help us learn about a dog’s personality and traits in a home environment.  It is intended to provide them with one on one attention in order to best prepare them for adoption.


 

 

Why Foster?

Fostering is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to volunteer to help an animal in need without a long term adoption commitment.  Fostering is a great way to volunteer from your own home.  Fostering also allows a pet in need a chance to adjust to a home environment, be socialized with other pets and humans in a home environment and prepares them for their forever home.  It helps us learn more about the dog allowing us to find the best possible home for them.  When you foster, not only are you helping to save the dog your fostering, you are opening a spot that allows an additional dog to be saved.


 

What commitment is involved?

Fostering is a commitment to care for the dog until a forever home can be found.  There is no typical length of time for fostering.  A foster situation could last anywhere from a few weeks to longer monthly situations depending on the dog and individual circumstances.

Some of the basic fostering requirements are providing love and affection, keeping the dog as an indoor pet, feeding appropriate amounts of food and fresh water, providing exercise such as dog parks, walks, playing in the yard and if needed give medications.


 

What is provided?

Have A Heart Dog Rescue provides necessary support, supplies, food, crates if needed and vetting if needed.  Vet appointments must be approved by Have A Heart and an approved vet must be used.

Join us in this life saving effort today

DOWNLOAD FOSTER APPLICATION

 


 

Why foster?

Fostering is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to volunteer to help an animal in need without a long term adoption commitment

Fostering is a great way to volunteer from your own home.

 

FOSTERING SAVES LIVES!

Foster families help save lives every time they open their homes & hearts to an animal in need.

Fostering is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family caring for an animal in need without a long term adoption commitment.

We provide supplies crate, food, vetting (only if prior arrangement has been made by the rescue and one of our partner veterinarians treats the animal in question) (animal taking to one of our patterning veterinarian hospitals)

Join us in a life saving effort today.

 

What are the benefits of fostering?

  • Frees up a spot for a new dog to be saved
  • Gives your foster pet a chance to adjust to a home environment, socialize with other pets and humans in a home environment and prepares them for their forever home
  • Helps us learn more about the dog, allowing us to find the best possible home for them.

What is required to foster?

  • Provide love and affection
  • Keep the foster dog as an indoor pet
  • Feed appropriate amounts of food and provide fresh water
  • Give meds if necessary
  • Provide foster dog with adequate excersize
  • Take to dog park, walks, play in the yard, etc

 

How long can I expect to have a foster dog?

Typically fosters will have the dog until adopted.  Time frames cannot be guaranteed because of this.  It could be anywhere from a few weeks to a long term situation depending on the dog.


How do I become a foster?

Fill out our foster application (clickable link) and one of our volunteer will be in contact with you.