FOSTERING is a huge part of the rescue process for organizations like Crate Escape. It is more cost effective for them to run without needing large physical space to hold the dogs. But more importantly, it gives these rescues a chance to acclimate to a home life - something many of them have never experienced.
Some of these rescues have never climbed steps, walked on a leash, been loved by a family. Some were mistreated by their owner or had to fight for food. And some of them arrive heart worm positive.
We need foster families that can see the diamond in what is sometimes a little rough.
Someone that can see the heart and soul beyond the mange can make a huge difference fostering.
I WAS SAD TO LEARN that many foster families give up a few days into their first experience - leaving the newly rescued dog homeless before (s)he had a chance to get a second chance. This leaves the organization scrambling to find a new foster family for the dog while trying to find the permanent placements for all the dogs currently in foster care.
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS are a huge need. Not only to make the dog-loving public aware of fostering and the benefits...but also to prepare new foster families for what to expect so they have the highest chance of success with their foster dogs.
IT'S MY GOAL to erradicate this hurdle and give these rescues that much more of a smooth transition as they blossom from abandoned and at risk to loving family member.
WE'RE RUNNING A QUICK 10 QUESTION SURVEY FOR RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS. Our goal is to compile information to help shape this resource to THEIR needs.
The final product will be a 7 part series that can be used as a FREE RESOURCE for organizations that utilize fostering as part of their rescue process.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS BLOG AND SURVEY LINK TO YOUR FAVORITE RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS - We want their feedback so that our final product is the BEST POSSIBLE RESOURCE we can provide!