Fur Fun is a foster based rescue. We can only take in a dog if we have the right foster home available. Our dogs come to us a variety of different ways, but most of them come directly from a shelter because they are in danger of being euthanized. Dogs end up at shelters for a variety of reasons; some were picked up as strays, some were dumped in a drop box at the shelter during the night, some were surrendered by owners no longer able to care for them.
Fur Fun matches a foster dog with a foster home. That’s why our foster home application asks about your yard, other pets, children, and schedule. Putting the right dog in the right home makes it an enjoyable, rewarding experience for the foster home and the foster dog. We are with you every step of the way from being there to introduce a new foster into your home, to adopting your dog out to a furever home.
Fur Fun pays all the medical bills for a foster dog using our partner veterinarians. All dogs have a Rabies vaccination and a DHLPP vaccination, plus a heartworm test if they are over a year old. Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention medications are provided. Our volunteers help you with basic obedience training and socialization. We post the dogs on Petfinder, Rescue Me, and Adopt-a-Pet. We screen applications, schedule meet and greets with potential adopters, process applications, and do home visits and contracts.
As a foster home you are responsible for feeding and caring for your dog, but being a foster involves more than just housing a dog. Some dogs have lived in homes and are ready to adopt out quickly. Others require more love and care. Dogs with basic obedience skills are more likely to be adopted. Let’s face it, nobody wants to take home a dog that walks them on a leash or jumps all over them. It is a foster parent’s responsibility to teach your foster dog these skills with our help.
When a dog is ready to be adopted, it is the foster’s responsibility to help write a biography about their dog describing the dog’s personality and what the dog’s ideal home would be. Fosters are responsible for getting their dogs to adoption events and meeting potential adopters. Fosters have a say in who adopts their dog.