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 What is a Foster Home?

Foster families provide a safe loving home until the dog can find his or her forever home. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.

Why Foster?

Because we need to be able to pull dogs from the shelter and put them in foster homes for evaluation and extra love while they wait for their forever family. The only way that we can save these animals is with the help of foster homes. Young puppies need to stay in foster until they are old enough to be spayed and neutered, at which time they are ready for adoption. Older pets who are ill or injured may need to stay in foster care until they are well enough for adoption.

Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a dog in need. For some, it is a chance to have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. For others, it is the special challenge of helping an animal recover from an illness or injury, the trauma of losing a beloved owner or home, or to overcome a behavioral issue.

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?


Since Chewy's Hope has adoption protocols to insure the best placement for our dogs the time varies.  We have found these procedures very successful and have a near zero return rate. Most fosters will keep an animal for a few weeks up to a month on average. However, some commitments may last longer than a few months.  Some pets need more time because of inquiries, age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. However, times may vary and we will work with the foster parents if longer term fostering is needed.

We also have very short term foster program, a weekend and/or two week period to give our fosters a short break for traveling, emergencies and vacations.


What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
•Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
•Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate
•Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
•Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments
•Transport to/from offsite adoption events
 
And, during the adoption process work in conjunction with the Application Chairman. 

You can determine to specialize in the type of foster you work with.
Weaned Puppies
Mom & Puppies
Seniors Dogs going through medical treatment and need some extra TLC
Dogs that can be the only pet in the house.


We provide food and veterinary costs for our foster dogs while you provide a safe, loving house until they are adopted..

CHEWY'S HOPE FOSTER APPLICATION
FOSTERING HANDBOOK

This application may be filled in on line and we recommend you save a copy for your files.  It can either be electronically submitted attached to an email to chewy’shope@yahoo.com.
or mailed to:
Chewy’s Hope
PO Box 1344
Boyd, TX 76023

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