A Chance to Bloom Dog Rescue could not survive without foster parents. We pull dogs from the shelters just hours or, even minutes, before they are scheduled to be euthanized - before we have the opportunity to line up fosters, adopters or sponsors. We also help them off the streets, from the community who needs help re-homing, we help where we can.
Some fosters only have their Bloomers long enough for a bath, a good meal, and a safe night's sleep. Others have their Bloomers long enough to work on training, to develop trust, and to recover from injuries or ailments - all to help them blossom in their forever homes.
Fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience. There is nothing like comparing the "before" pictures of your foster dog with the "after" pictures in their new adoptive home! Of course, fostering is not without challenges, but A Chance to Bloom Dog Rescue will be there to help you through any bumps in the road you encounter. We are available to our fosters 24 hours a day!
In addition to needing "full time" foster parents, we also need overnight fosters and temporary fosters. These foster parents take a Bloomer for the weekend to get them out and into a home for just a few days! Or, they take a dog for a short period of time that they have allowed for. Our short term and temporary fosters fill a critical need for our Bloomers.
Thank you for offering to become a foster home for our organization! To be considered as a foster home for our organization, you must:
Be 21 years of age or older.
If you rent your home you must have consent from your landlord to have a dog.
Have all dogs and cats in the home spayed or neutered, if they are 6 months or older, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so.
Have all dogs in the home up to date on vaccinations.
You must also agree to the following conditions, which are included in the foster home agreement contract:
Agree to never allow the foster dog to be off leash when it is outdoors, unless it is in a securely fenced in area.
Agree to have the foster dog reside in the home, not outside. The foster dog may NOT be left outdoors if you are not at home. This includes outdoor kennel runs.
Agree to never allow foster dog to be left unattended with young children.
To continue please fill out the foster home application to indicate that you have read, understand, and agree to the above.