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Foster Application - Dogs

Thank you so much for submitting an adoption application to Last Chance Animal Rescue.  

We Have Received an Influx of applications and are working diligently to get them done as fast as possible

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?

Our Foster Guidelines

  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the animal.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Assist with transport to/from Adoption Events.
  • Participate in helping LCAR find a family for the animal.

 

How far would YOU be willing to go to save the life of an animal? All of the following are possible scenarios when working with rescued animals that are coming out of hi-kill shelters.... If left in these shelters, these animals WILL die.  Are YOU the person that will help them through this process....? Somebody has to help them...  Is that somebody YOU?

 ~ Would you be willing to foster an animal that is dirty, scared, and withdrawn? Would you be prepared to offer them a flea bath, a warm meal and unconditional love and guidance...?? 

 ~ Would you be willing foster an animal who is exhibiting a cough or the sniffles and provide compassionate and loving care along with administering medications provided by the rescue?

~ Would you be willing to foster an animal that has loose stool or diarrhea and provide compassionate and loving care along with administering any medications provided by the rescue?

 ~Are you willing to foster an animal that may need to be isolated from other animals because of health issues like ringworm, mange, or kennel cough?

~Would you be willing to foster an animal that will need extra attention for behaviors associated with fear or lack of socialization?

~Would you be willing to foster a dog that is having trouble socializing with other animals, provided the rescue provides professional help with introductions and socialization techniques?

~Many animals have spent their life chained to a tree or a dog house… Or wandering the streets alone and scared.  Would you be willing to help teach a dog about the manners required for “house living”?

~Many animals have never been walked on a leash… would you be willing to assist in teaching an animal the joys of going for walks “safely” on the end of a leash?

~Experience has taught us that our weekly Adoption Events are the prime reason for our success in getting these animals adopted. Are you willing to participate in getting your foster dog to and from our weekend events? 

~Animals are creatures of habit. Are you sensitive to how difficult and stressful this transition can be on them, and are you willing to commit to helping them to transition to all the changes by providing them with a secure home for a minimum of one week? 

~Animals are very much like humans when it comes to meeting new friends of the 2-legged and the 4-legged version… First time interactions can be scary and stressful. Do you understand that these “reactions” are not a true indication of the animal’s nature, and that you will have to be patient and strong in leading the dog to behave appropriately?

~95% of all dog fights are brought on by toys, and treats such as raw hides. Are you committed to making sure that these items are not “lying around” to avoid any potential conflicts?

~Many animals will chew on inappropriate items when they feel nervous or stressed. Besides having your things damaged or ruined, this can sometimes be dangerous to the animal.  Would you be comfortable kenneling the animal in a size appropriate crate when left unattended? 

~Exercise is a VERY important component to “balancing” out dogs energy levels, and can also help to curb unwanted behaviors.  Are you able to commit to making sure that your foster animal receives adequate exercise?  

~As a volunteer based organization, are you committed to helping us properly plan for any changes to your commitment by giving us ample notice when an animal needs to be moved to a new home?

If you answered YES to many of these questions than you are just the type of person that we are looking for to care for our four-legged friends!

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How far would YOU be willing to go to save the life of an animal? All of the following are possible scenarios when working with rescued animals who are coming out of hi kill shelters....Are YOU the person that will help them through this process.... Somebody has to help them...  Is that somebody YOU?

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In case of an EMERGENCY or if an UNDESIRABLE or CHALLENGING situation arises, Last Chance Volunteers will do their best to respond in a timely manner however we ask that you respect that we also have families, jobs and lives outside of the rescue work. Please try to be resourceful and responsible by considering the following actions:

  • Stay calm. Animals can be unpredictable by nature. We know all too well that animals can create challenging situations that will put us all to the test. The best thing you can do is STAY CALM!
  • Crate the animal, in a size appropriate crate/kennel, and walk the animal separately from other animals in the household until other accommodations can be made.
  • Move the animal to a spare bedroom, bathroom, garage, etc until other accommodations can be made.
  • For minor flesh wounds, bumps, or rashes… please consider whether a warm compress, Povoiodine, and/or some Neosporin might do the trick.
  • Check with Google to see if you can come up with a reasonable resolution to the problem/situation.

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PO Box 1661 •  Southampton, NY 11969  •  (631) 478-6844 •  applications [ at ] lcarescue.org