SO, YOU THINK YOU WANT TO FOSTER?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home for a needy Saint Bernard. Below you will find information on what is required of our foster parents.

Please read through the entire page before filling out the foster home application.

Warning: Next to raising your children, this will be the toughest job you will ever love!  

Mission Statement

The objectives of Florida St. Bernard Rescue shall be to provide charitable and educational services in the form of:

Quality shelter and care of unwanted, neglected and/or abused St. Bernard and St. Bernard mixes until appropriate permanent homes can be found.

To provide education to potential and current St. Bernard owners about breed characteristics, proper care, health issues, training and behavior.

FOSTER HOME REQUIREMENTS

 

The foster home must be willing to accept an untrained foster dog and be willing to start the training of the foster dog. The foster home must also be willing to follow the training recommendations of Florida St. Bernard Rescue.

The foster home must be willing to follow the feeding directions set forth by Florida St. Bernard Rescue and provide food for the foster dog.

The foster home must be willing to adequately exercise and socialize the foster dog.

The foster home must be willing to keep the foster dogs appearance in a presentable condition.

The foster home must be willing to transport the foster dog to and from vet appointments as deemed necessary by Florida St. Bernard Rescue.

The foster home must be willing to make the foster dog available for public viewing as deemed necessary by Florida St. Bernard Rescue.

The foster home must have some dog experience.

Families new to fostering must be willing to participate in the FSBR Foster Mentor program.

If the foster family lives in a rental, written consent from the landlord must be provided.

If the foster family has other pets, all pets must be spayed or neutered and current on all vaccinations.

The foster family must have Internet access and be willing/able to participate in the FSBR email group.

The foster home must agree to sign a volunteer agreement stating that the foster home is willing to follow the above-mentioned requirements.

A final thought before you finish this page….

Our ability to rescue dogs is entirely dependent on how many foster homes we have that are currently active. We are actively seeking families that can foster a dog and after it finds a home, then foster another dog.

Please consider opening your heart and home to one of the many Saints that need our help. They will thank you for it.  

So how do you become a foster parent? You start by filling out the foster parent application. You can fill out the online application by clicking Foster Home Application below.

Foster Home Application

 

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