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FOSTERING

At Angels 4 Dogs, we believe in the power of love, compassion, and the incredible bond that can be forged between a human and a four-legged friend. Our mission is simple yet profound: to rescue and rehabilitate dogs in need, providing them with a temporary loving environment while they await their forever home. We invite you to explore the many benefits of fostering a dog and learn about the process behind making a difference in a dog's life through foster care.

What are the benefits of fostering a dog?

  • We take care of all necessary expenses, including food and veterinary bills.
     

  • Experience the joys of canine companionship without the long-term commitment. The dogs remain under our care at all times.
     

  • Fostering presents a wonderful opportunity to positively impact the lives of dogs in need.
     

  • Fostering offers flexibility. We recognise that life can be unpredictable so you can take a break whenever necessary.
     

  • You provide dogs with valuable exposure to home life, aiding in their adjustment. This, in turn, helps us find the most suitable forever home for them.
     

  • We collaborate with local trainers and behaviourists to provide support for more challenging issues.

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Who can apply? 

When you decide to become a foster carer, we'll handle all the financial aspects, allowing you to concentrate on offering the stability, affection, and nurturing required to prepare these dogs for their permanent homes.

To become a foster carer, you must be at least 18 years old and have a secure, private garden. We also consider homes with children aged 6 and older, depending on the specific dog. Additionally, you should reside within a 10-mile radius of Thanet, Kent.

Before applying, please check that you can meet our requirements:
 

  • you are 18 years old or over

  • you are able to bring the dog back to our vets, Companion Care Westwood Cross as and when needed and able to meet potential adopters.

  • you are willing to continue with any ongoing training as required (supported by our team).
    This can be basic things to like toilet training and lead training.

  • you ideally live in a home with no children under 6

  • you will be home for a large portion of the day

  • You have patience and won't give up over little things like toileting indoors/chewing things up

  • you can be available at short notice 

  • you have experience in caring for dogs. 

What if I want to keep the dog? 

Well, it happens quite a bit – our foster families often find their hearts stolen by our furry guests! If you've fallen head over paws in love and want to make it official, just shoot us a message. We'd be thrilled to discuss turning your foster story into a forever tale.

OUR FOSTERING PROCESS

1

Fill in application form

Follow the link below to start your application. Once submitted, it will be sent to your nearest fostering team to review. We’ll get back to you within 14 working days.

2

We will arrange a home check

We will arrange a homecheck and discuss everything to do with fostering and go over any questions you have.

3

We'll sign you up

If all goes well, we’ll sign you up as a volunteer foster carer.

4

Placing a dog in your foster care

When a dog is ready for fostering, we’ll contact you and we’ll decide if your home is suitable, together. This will involve a home check.

5

Support and advice throughout the placement

We’re here to help you with anything you need; including guidance from our training and behaviour team, or veterinary support if you need it.

6

When we find a forever home for the dog

While the dog is with you, we’ll continue to actively look for their forever home. When a suitable adopter comes forward we will ask you to contact them to arrange meeting up as much as needed before the dog goes on to be adopted.

Fostering a dog is a selfless and compassionate way to make a significant impact on the lives of dogs in need. If you're ready to open your heart and home to a temporary furry companion and contribute to their journey towards a forever home, explore our available foster dogs and start your fostering process today. Together, we can provide love, care, and hope to dogs in transition.

Foster Application
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Apply to FOSTER

This application form is designed to help Angels 4 Dogs Rescue and yourself determine if a specific dog is the right one for you and your household please read ALL the dogs requirements before applying.

 

Angels 4 Dogs Rescue reserves the right to deny any fostering based on answers to this questionnaire and/or interviews prior to fostering.

We aim to respond to you within 7 days of receipt of this form.

Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before applying.

WE CAN ONLY FOSTER IN THANET.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF THE 10 MILE THANET AREA RADIUS.

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