Fostering saves lives….point blank. Fostering is the number one need for volunteering in any rescue. Though fostering is sometimes challenging and hearts get broken when it’s time to say goodbye, there is nothing more fulfilling than saving a dog’s life and watching it blossom while in your care. SGDR provides all supplies needed for fostering including food, crates, xpens, toys, collars, leashes, treats, etc. We are also responsible for all vetting expenses and fostering should never cost a foster family any extra money. Of course, many of our fosters are happy to take care of food and have many of the supplies already in their home, which is always a plus, but not a necessity!!!!
We are a foster based rescue. All of the dogs in our program are in foster homes throughout the Middle TN area. Our foster homes are adept in assessing character traits and temperament. This allows us to understand who the dogs are thus ensuring a better match for you their new forever home.
To foster for Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue you must live in the Middle Tennessee area and be able to access our vet clinic, Animalia Health and Wellness, in Franklin, TN. (If this is not convenient for you please consider researching rescues in your area, as every rescue group needs fosters).
Foster parents must be 25 years of age.
Foster parents must be able to provide a safe, loving and stable environment for the foster animal in an indoor home.
In some instances, experience with animal behavior or medical issues is a plus, but is not necessary for all dogs.
Foster parents must have common sense and patience!!!! The first 48 hours of any new foster will make you wonder what you got yourself into, but by the second week, it generally feels like they’ve been there forever.
All dogs currently in a foster home must be spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, and current on preventatives for fleas and heartworm.
The responsibilities of a foster volunteer include the daily care and maintenance of the foster dog(s), providing them with fresh food and water, and any necessary medications.
Making sure they are safe, comfortable, and socialized during their stay in your home is important. You should raise your foster dog the same way you would raise your own.
Foster parents are also responsible for communicating to the program foster coordinator and staff any needs or concerns, whether medical, behavioral or other. Do not wait until you can no longer handle a situation to contact us thinking it will work itself out. We have trainers and support that can help in situations before they get out of control.
Foster parents must be able to transport their foster animal(s) to and from veterinarian appointments if at all possible. We do have a few volunteers in some areas that can do vet transport, but those volunteers are slim.
Foster parents should actively participate in finding their foster animal(s) their forever homes, by communicating updates and pictures to the group. It is a huge benefit to your foster dog to keep his or her story going on our Facebook page. We cannot do this unless you send us this information or better yet, post regularly on the page so that we can share!!!
The time commitment required in being a foster parent varies depending on the animals you are caring for. We cannot guarantee how long it will take a dog to be adopted. If you cannot make that commitment, maybe temp fostering is the better alternative for you and just as needed for us!!! We use temp homes in various situations, such as regular fosters going out of town, in emergencies, or when a dog needs to be pulled, but a regular foster may not be open for a few days to a week.