are some issues that you need to consider.
We ask that you be their
transition home, between where they came from & where they'll be adopted
to. We ask that you treat them as a family member while they're in
your care. Spoil them rotten and give them love.
That's not hard to do!
Make sure your entire family is in 100%
agreement with bringing a foster dog into your home - and that they
understand 100% the problems that can occur.
They can be hard to potty train. It
maybe very trying to deal with some of their issues, like poop eating,
excessive fear, or excessively needy dogs. They tend to be
frightened of sudden moves, loud noises, and sometimes even the touch of
They can go from being very scared to
being totally dependent upon you, in such a short time. During
this time, they may not want to be separated from you. They can
become very stressed if they are boarded. They remember their life
in the mill and they feel as though they have been placed right back
into that situation when they are boarded. You have to be willing
to take time out of your current lifestyle to help this poor unfortunate
soul who depends solely on you.
These dogs have many needs and they have
been through hell living in a small cage, not getting enough to eat, not
knowing understanding, love, patience, or the gentle touch of a hand.
Some have spent their entire lives living in a cage with their feet
never touching the ground. They do not know what the feel of grass
is beneath their feet. They have never been walked on a leash so
you will have to teach them just as if they were a small puppy.
It may take several months to get
the puppymill smell out of the dog. No matter how many times that you
wash the dog, the smell may come back. This is embedded deep into
the pores of the dogs and it will take time and good food and care in
order to rid the dog of this smell.
These dogs do not really know how to act
like a dog. This is something that they will learn over time with
patience and understanding.
Caring, patience, no preconceived notions
of the perfect dog, or the perfect dog in a week or a month, dealing
with the dogs' issues, and being willing to wait till the dog is ready
for touch, not you, pooping or peeing on the floor, hoarding toys or
food, growling, or barking.
Some dogs may also be somewhat food
aggressive. Any and all of this might be in your future with a
foster dog. These dogs are not "perfect".
So if you are not up to a challenge, then
a puppymill foster dog is not for you. Just remember that
you are learning the same time as the dog. So do not get frustrated if
it has some set backs right after you get it.
again if you feel that you are up to the challenge, please click the link
below to fill out a foster home application.
We appreciate all
inquiries. Thank you!