Fostering Information and Application Form
FOSTERING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.
Foster carers are a vital part of the Rudi’s Rescue team and we are always looking for special people to join our network; people who are committed to helping us create a better future for our dogs.
Fostering simply means looking after one of our dogs in your home, giving them the love and care that you would your own dog while working with us to implement an individual specific behavioural programme for your foster dog.
It’s impossible to say how long a foster dog will be with you – ideally it will be until a permanent home is found, however long that may take; it could be just a few weeks or it could be six months plus. If, for any reason, you are unable to continue with the placement all that we ask is that you give as much notice as possible in order for us to make alternative arrangements as it is simply not possible to remove your foster dog at a moment’s notice. We understand that emergencies do happen but you will have to bear with us while we try to find another foster home.
Some of our requirements:
- Experience and confidence with owning dogs, especially bull breeds.
- Able to be at home with the dog constantly, at least initially, to supervise and help them settle in.
- A fully secure PRIVATE garden with any gates being lockable from the inside; minimum fencing/gate height of 5ft.
- The facilities to separate your foster dog from any resident dog(s).
- Resident dogs MUST be neutered or spayed.
- No resident children under 5 years.
- Regular updates so that we can keep our records as up to date as possible.
- A huge dollop of common sense!
We do expect our foster carers to provide food, bedding, toys and other necessary equipment, however if a special diet is required this will be provided by us. Vet costs are covered by the rescue.
If you meet the basic requirements above and would like to become a foster carer please complete and submit our online application form below. One of our team will then contact you to discuss your application in detail.
*Please note: applications must be submitted by the person who will be the dog's main carer, i.e. the person who will be at home with them.
We do not work on a first come, first served basis so we may be processing several applications for the same dog. Each application is subject to the same procedures so that we can determine the most suitable home.
Whilst we endeavour to contact applicants as soon as possible please understand this may take a few days; we are all volunteers with jobs and families.