FOSTER FAQ

Foster Program

Home for Good rescues homeless dogs from high-kill shelters throughout South Carolina and Georgia, which are overflowing with unwanted dogs on the brink of being euthanized. We socialize, care for, and provide them life-saving medical care at our property in Aiken, SC, transport them to our rescue in New Jersey, and nurture them in our network of foster families while they await adoption into loving homes – giving them a second chance at life

Our unprecedented uniquely 100-percent foster-based animal housing program allows us to place each and every dog in our care into a loving temporary home until adoption. Our protocols are used as standards of care for leading national animal rescue organizations, and each dog, in turn, enriches the lives of the families with which they live. Our foster families are additionally educated on proper dog care and ownership and become ambassadors for our mission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I foster?
Home for Good relies on foster families to love and care for the dogs and puppies we rescue until they are adopted. Each foster allows us to save one more dog and helps us find it a loving forever home.

How long will a foster dog/puppy stay with a foster family?

The duration of foster care can range from a couple of days to several weeks. The majority of Home for Good’s dogs find their forever families within two weeks.

What is a foster family responsible for?

Home for Good supplies a crate, leash, food and all medications (if applicable) to our fosters. The foster families supply love. Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing plenty of playtime, cuddles and kisses.
  • Teaching basic house manners: housebreaking, leash walking, eating from a bowl, learning to walk up and down stairs and crate training.
  • Socializing: interacting with family members, children, other pets, neighbors and riding in cars.
  • Adoption Events: bringing foster pups to our adoption events and (if not adopted), picking them up after the event.
  • Meeting & Greeting: bringing foster pups to our office to meet prospective adopters.
  • Medical Updates: bringing foster pups to our office for medical care.
  • Bio Writing: crafting short bios of the endearing traits and behaviors observed of foster dogs.
  • Photography: taking photos of foster dogs and sending them to us.

What if my foster hasn’t been adopted when I need to be out of town?

We ask that fosters provide at least one week’s notice so arrangements can be made for their foster when they are unavailable. We also have a scheduling tool to make it easier for fosters to let us know when they are not available.

 

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