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Welcome to the SBR foster program!
Thank you for opening up your home and your hearts and fostering for Seattle Beagle Rescue.
We are a small group of volunteers helping beagles find new homes.
On occasion we are asked to re-home beagle mixes…so they don’t look much like beagles but we like to help them all.
Fostering saves lives!
Foster parents love, nurture, and socialize. Foster parents provide temporary homes for our beagles prior to adoption. This can be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. While it is sometimes hard for foster parents to see their foster pups leave – know that you are part of the process in finding a great home.
Be at least 21 years-of-age
Landlord approval, if renting.
Provide basic animal care in the form of feeding, socializing, veterinarian visits (as necessary) and maintaining the health of the animal in your care.
What you should know about fostering
SBR provides you with what you need including medical care, posting of adoptable animals and screening of potential adopters.
What you provide as a foster parent. Dogs do best when they are in foster homes where they can be integrated into the household, and have basic medical treatment and loving care. Some come from sad situations and need extra TLC. Having someone at home part of the day (in addition to evenings) is a great help. Foster care is a lifesaving gift for each and every animal.
Fostering is a great way to volunteer in the community. It is flexible, fun, and rewarding. It’s a great way to enjoy a pet if you cannot make a lifetime commitment. If you’re thinking of a pet but are not sure, fostering is a great way to find out.
Time commitment. The time it takes to get a foster dog or puppy adopted can vary greatly depending on the age that they come into foster and their specific needs. Puppies usually get adopted fairly quickly. Adult dogs can take longer and it often depends on age, size, and temperament (for example - whether the dog is shy or outgoing). SBR will work with you to find the dog that you’ll be best suited to foster.
Skills needed to foster. It’s best to have some knowledge about companion animal behavior and health, and we can provide training to you as needed.
Other requirements. SBR provides information necessary to screen all homes that apply for fostering to insure a good experience for both the foster family and the dog.
Your own pets. Many people ask, "can I foster if I have another dog?" The answer is DEFINITELY YES. Many of our fosters have other pets (dogs and cats). Your family pets will need to be spayed or neutered and up to date on their vaccinations. For the well-being of your pets and your foster dogs, you will want to supervise all interactions between your pets and your foster dogs and not leave them alone together, unattended. Because dogs (both your own pets and your foster dog) can sometimes have food resource issues, we also recommend that your pet and your foster dog be fed apart from each other.
We have 2 vets we work with, one in Kirkland and one in Bellevue. If these are too far for you and you like your vet, we can accommodate.
Please let us know ASAP when you will be gone so we have ample time to find a home for our beagle guest.
Sometimes this happens and it is ok. We take our beagles back and try to send them back to their original foster home, since they know beagle best.
If you are ready to apply please fill out our Foster Form.