Fostering A Dog

If you can offer a rescue dog a foster space in your home and lifestyle over a longer period of time, or even better until they find a forever home, you can consider a long-term foster. We cover all the fees except for the food, toys and treats. We even support you with any training needed.

Please note although we re-home throughout the UK we can only accept foster applications from people within Hull and East Riding. The reason for this is we need the dog to be accessible for appointments and viewings. 

The biggest restrictions on what dogs we can place in foster is typically:

  • Children
  • Other Dogs
  • Cats/small furries
  • Being left alone
For dogs who are lucky enough to get placed into foster, the benefits are huge. They can enjoy more one to one attention and a settled home environment. The dogs can be better assessed which provides a better understanding of the dog's behaviour, enabling us to match them with the perfect home, family and lifestyle. Some dogs cope better than others with kennels and for those that don't cope so well, many behaviour issues seen in kennels are not seen at home and as a result the dogs are much happier and stress free. 

The benefits for you are great too: experience in looking after and handling a range of dogs, walkies everyday - meet new people and get fit! cuddles and snuggles, playtime and games and a new best friend who you can keep updated with once they've found their new home.

Conditions of Fostering

Many of the dogs that arrive at Oakwood have a vague, blurred history or none at all. Therefore they are often un-assessed in a home environment and may display problem behaviours, from minor lack of house training, to severe aggression to people etc. To prevent further disruption to these dogs already traumatic lives, we need our foster carers to be totally committed to whatever dog they take on and to work through any issues that are presented.

We will provide support and advice with email, phone and home visits where necessary to address issues and progression with training. Equally we need a committment from our fosters to be able to provide this effectively. We will endeavour to assess the dogs to the best of our professional ability to match you with a dog that is suitable for lifestyle, although many behavioural issues may only surface in the home environment.

We will cover veterinary fees of our rescue dogs in foster, you as the foster are required to provide food, toys etc.

Audrey

“I love getting those nice ear scratches. I have missed out on so much love, will you love me?”

Age: 5 years

Breed: Romanian Cross

About me: I came from the streets of Romania before I was captured and put in a shelter there. It’s not a nice place like Oakwood. We were lucky if we even got fed every day, there were definitely no toys or treats. I would probably have died there.

Why I need a Foster Home: I have a limp and so we went to the vets. The x-rays show my left leg is badly deformed and it needs to be removed. I need a home to recuperate in after my operation and to adjust to life as a 3 legged doggy before I can be adopted.

What I’m looking for: I need someone who can care for me after my surgery and get me back on my paws and ready to find my forever home. I need a foster home with no doggies, cats or children under 13years.

  If you are interested in fostering one of our rescue dogs, please complete the form below and a member of the team will be in touch with you. Thank you.

Rescue Dog Application Form
  • I have read the ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS http://www.oakwooddogrescue.co.uk/adoptionrequirements.html (Do not tick this unless you AGREE):
  • What exercise will you give the dog?:
  • What age of dog would you prefer? Tick all that apply:
  • What size dog would you prefer?:
  • Have you ever owned a dog before?:
  • I have read the profile of the dog I am interested in, and I meet the Specific Requirements of the dog as outlined in their profile:
  • What height is your garden fencing?:
  • Within 24 hours I will also email photos of my garden showing all the boundary fencing to rescue@oakwooddogrescue.co.uk:
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