Foster with a view to adopt is in place for dogs travelling straight from the shelter to give them time to settle into the home before the fosterer decides to adopt the dog. This is not a temporary placement, if you choose this route you are looking to adopt the dog once the foster period is up. *If you are only looking to foster temporarily unfortunately this is not for you.*
The foster period is 4 weeks, this will allow the dog to decompress in the home and start to bond with the owners. If you are happy and want to adopt within a week or two of your foster period all you need to do is let us know and we shall proceed straight to adoption.
During the foster period you must treat the dog as your own. We will set up 5 weeks free insurance for you within this time, but if you are proceeding to adoption you need to look into taking out insurance around week 3 of your foster term.
You will be responsible for the care of the dog: feeding, cleaning, exercising if the dog is comfortable with this, flea/worming treatments, any medication needed and so on. This must be funded by the fosterer.
You will need to reserve the dog to yourself which requires £100 of their overall adoption donation transferred over to the rescue prior to the dog's arrival. This will be deducted from their overall adoption donation and will hold the dog to you/your family. We will not look for other matches for the dog unless you specifically discuss with us. If you do not choose to adopt you will need to keep the dog in the home until we have another adopter lined up for them. The timescales for this can vary from a few days to a couple of months.
The £100 you transfer to reserve the dog to yourself is classed as a donation to the rescue, therefore it is non-refundable and non-transferrable if you change your mind as per the Charity Commission Rules on donations to charity.