BTRNT - Fostering

What is a Foster Home?

A foster home is a temporary living situation for Boston Terriers in our program while they are awaiting adoption. Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. The number of Boston Terriers (or other smushy faces) we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.

Why Foster?

One of the most vital parts of our rescue are our foster homes and families.  Just look into the eyes of any of the Boston Terrier that we have rescued and you will see their eternal gratitude for that second chance at life...the second chance our volunteers gave to them. Because Boston Terrier Rescue of North Texas does not have a shelter facility, every dog that comes into our organization must have a foster home until they are adopted out.  The more foster homes we have, the more Boston Terriers we are able to save.  It is that simple!

Think you could never Foster?

Think again and discover one of the most rewarding experiences you might ever experience.  Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a dog in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have a Boston Terrier 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. Sometimes it is the joy of giving extra TLC to Boston Terrier puppies too young to be adopted. 

How long can I expect to Foster a Boston?

The length of time a Boston Terrier stays in the foster home depends on their age, health and how quickly they can be adopted.  Some dogs will need more time because of age, illness, and injury or behavior issues. Keep in mind, there is no way to tell how the dog will act once it has been pulled from the shelter or surrendered from a home. This could also affect the length of time the animal requires to find a furever home.
What are the responsibilities of a Foster Family?

Provide a safe, clean, caring environment as well as proper socialization and exercise
Provide food, water, toys/enrichment and shelter
Monitor medical and/or behavioral problems
Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments or adoption events

How do I become a Foster?

The first step is to fill out our Foster Application that can be found below.  Please make sure that you fill out the foster application in its entirety and include all phone numbers requested.  This information will be important when we are trying to find the appropriate Foster for our dogs that are entering the BTRNT program.  Missing information will slow down or delay the Foster approval process.  A good phone number and email address is also necessary so we can communicate with you regarding your application to Foster.  This information is necessary to conduct all required screenings prior to approval for Fostering.  

We need the following information on current and past pets:

♥ Heartworm preventative
♥ Vaccinations
♥ All pets are spayed / neutered

Note:  Please notify your Veterinarian that we will be requesting this information so that they will release it to our rescue.  This information is only necessary if you currently have pets or have had pets in the past 5 years. 

If we are unable to verify the above information, your application may be declined.  The spay / neuter requirement may only be waived if you are a reputable individual who competes in AKC show dog competitions or breed for the purpose of AKC show dog competitions and it can be verified or if your current dog has a medical reason preventing them from being spayed / neutered and your Veterinarian can verify.

Upon approval of your foster application, a Foster Coordinator will contact you via email or telephone to discuss our foster program and current needs for incoming Boston Terriers.  The foster coordinator or a BTRNT volunteer will contact you to schedule a time to conduct the home visit.  If you pass the home visit, you could receive your first foster dog at any time.  You will need to let the foster coordinator or volunteer know if you will need a crate or any other supplies for your foster dog(s).


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