Want
to
Foster?

We Have One Goal

Not every dog finds a home easily. Some need special care, others are simply being ignored. In both cases, the dogs spend their precious lives in a kennel, and although they are being fed and safe there, a life in a kennel is not what we are wishing for our dogs. This is the reason, why we are eager to find responsible and serious foster places for those dogs. Not only do they find a suitable adoption family easier, but they also learn important lessons for their new life within the foster family: living in an apartment, sleeping in a bed, taking stairs, walking on a leash, socializing with people and other dogs/animals, etc.

Please fill out the questionnaire before undertaking any further steps

2. Home check

In case your questionnaire is being retained, we will organise two personal meetings with you.

3. Decision

You'll get informed about our decision via mail

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Society for the promotion of Buddhism in America
Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Duration

The foster family, as well as the dog, are chosen by our care. We truly need to assure ourselves that the foster family is aware of the fact, that we cannot foresee how long a foster dog will stay at their home. Some dogs find their family quickly, others take months.

Special Care

Additionally, we are asking our foster families to be patient, tolerant, and ideally experienced with dogs, especially in case the dog has issues (trauma).

Costs

A foster dog will always travel to the foster family by the means of fundraisers that’ll cover the transport costs. However, we are asking the foster family to provide basic equipment for the dog: bed, toys, food, etc.

In case of veterinarian expenses, the organization will cover the expenses.

"A dog is not a thing. A thing is replaceable. A dog is not. A thing is disposable. A dog is not. A thing doesn’t have a heart. A dog’s heart is bigger than any “thing” you can ever own."

Canadian Journalist
Elizabeth Parker

Looking for a home

Two weeks after the dog has arrived in his foster family, we will post the dog for adoption. Please note that every potential adopter and every adoption itself has to proceed via our organization. The foster family is not allowed to give away a dog or take any decision regarding this dog by themselves. 

Adopting the foster

The foster family has the opportunity to adopt the dog in foster care (decision to take within two weeks). In this case, our organization has to approve your wish for adoption and if you are granted permission to keep the dog, an adoption contract will be signed and the usual adoption fee will also apply. Please note that you will have to decide beforehand wether you wish to foster with an option to adopt or not.

Former fosters

We’re expressing all our gratitude to our Macedonian, German, and French foster families who have helped us and are still helping us with our fosterlings. Some have found wonderful families thanks to you!