How to Foster Dogs: From Homeless to Homeward Bound


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New Release by Pat Miller


You can build a bridge to a better life for dogs.

Pat Miller’s How to Foster Dogs is the first book on the market to deal specifically with the care and training needs of foster dogs and how the fostering process works when done on a formal arrangement with an organization like a shelter or breed rescue group. Fostering dogs involves caring on a temporary basis for puppies and dogs who for whatever reason cannot be housed with their owners, shelters or rescue organizations. Many shelters now have formal fostering programs for dogs who are too young, unhealthy, or have behavioral issues and therefore have to be housed with a foster family or face euthanasia. Breed rescue groups often seek foster homes for the dogs they rescue as a temporary haven until the dog can be adopted. And many dogs can end up in what is basically a fostering situation when families move or have some disruption and a friend or relative agrees to care of the dog temporarily.

You will learn:

• About the various organizations that seek the services of foster families for dogs.

• What a typical formal arrangement between a shelter and a foster parent involves including expectations of care and training, support you can expect from the shelter including covering medical expenses and other legal issues.

• About the common behavioral issues facing foster dogs and puppies including fear and separation anxiety, a likely undeserved reputation for what may have been perceived as “dominance” and irritating but usually solvable problems such as house soiling, chewing and barking.

• That not all fostering situations will succeed and how to recognize when that happens.

• How to successfully integrate a foster dog into your home if you own other dogs.

• While it is possible that you will end up adopting the dog yourself, learn how to prepare to say goodbye to your foster best friend knowing that you have done your best to build a bridge to a better future for him or her.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in