Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home with Brighter Days Dog Rescue. Please read the foster information below and then answer the following questions to the best of your ability. This form must be filled out in its entirety.
As a foster parent, you would temporarily take an animal into your home and give us a character assessment of the animal. BDDR pays for needed medical attention (at our veterinarian) and food (if you can pick up in Boulder area). If the dog is not housetrained, we hope that you will do some basic training to help make the pet more adoptable.
Most of the animals will be coming from shelters. We ask that you be patient with them and try to help them transition to their new roles as “adoptable dog” in any way needed. Help us try to figure out what they need to move forward and together we can make it happen. BDDR will be with you every step of the way. You can tell us the size, type, age, etc. and we will try to match you to your preference; Size, age, anything else.
There is no guarantee on how long an animal will be with you, but we do everything within our power to get the animal into a permanent home. On average our fosters usually have their pup/pups for about 14 days. This does vary on many factors though. We advertise/list our pets on our website, www.adoptapet.com, www.PetFinder.com, along with 30 other national websites. We use social media to advertise pets, including Facebook and Instagram. You are welcome to advertise your foster as well.
We ask that you truly think about fostering before you decide to foster. Most of the time, almost 100%, when we bring in an animal to a foster home, we have NO OTHER place to put it. Please keep in mind that it will take us some time to find another foster home. We do require that you give us 72 hours to find a new foster unless there is a life-threatening issue. We ask that you give your foster dog a minimum of 72 hours to adjust in your home, regardless of behavior. Dogs are completely adrenal coming off transports and need just a quiet, calm environment, love and perhaps exercise to relax after the stressful transport and show their true personality. Further, it’s important that you are willing to commit to each foster for at least two weeks. Dogs often find homes before that much time elapses, but it’s important that, barring certain pressing circumstances, you are committed to providing a stable and nurturing environment to a dog who may never have experienced this in his life. If you need to travel, please make arrangements as though this was your own dog (i.e., house sitter) but approve it through us first; We have a limited number of resources available at various times. Because we are a small, hands-on, boutique rescue, we need to tap into many of our limited resources whenever a foster situation doesn’t work. Inevitably sometimes a foster placement doesn’t work and is challenging, so we all work as a team to optimize everyone’s experience; you are never stuck. We don’t just want the dog to grow from their foster experience, we want our foster families to as well!
All our K9’s must be fixed before adoption. 99% of the dogs that come in un-neutered/spayed. We have 3 different vets in the Boulder/Denver/Lakewood area. We will have you take your foster dogs/pups to get fixed through one of our partner vets, and they bill us for those procedures, along with any other vetting the dog may need. Usually, a foster needs to go to the vet only once per foster dog, so there is not an excessive amount of vet visits to go to. There are some exceptions to this if there is a sick dog, or something comes up.
When submitting this application, please attach pictures/videos of your home & yard.
Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you!!
Brighter Days Dog Rescue