When people say “I could never foster because it would be too hard to give a dog up”, we say, “how can it be harder than knowing a dog died because no foster home stepped up?” -Author Unknown
Interested in becoming a foster? Before applying to become a foster family, please read the information below!
While a dog is being fostered, we supply ALL the food, crate and supplies needed for any of our foster dogs in care. However, a foster family MUST be willing to drive their foster dog to Fur-Ever Able’s vet clinics, which are in the Brampton/Calendon area as well as the Kitchener area. We often get asked if foster’s can use their own veterinarians, and unfortunately this is NOT an option as we work very closely with our own medical teams and prefer to keep the continuity of care consistent. Occasionally, some dogs in care may require specialists appointments, which may be located in the Oakville or Guelph locations. Therefore, you must have access to a vehicle in order to attend required appointments. We will work with the foster families in regard to the scheduling of the dog’s upcoming medical appointments, however with the specialist appointments, oftentimes we have to take the future date offered to us. The associated medical costs for each dog is fundraised by Fur-Ever Able Dog Rescue. It is recommended that the foster family be located within 1 hour of Milton, Ontario.
Foster Application Process
- Fill out the foster application! You will find the link to apply below!
- We will contact you if we feel you and your home would be a good potential fit for the specific foster dog depending on dog’s overall needs, whether behavioural or medical.
- Next, we will then arrange an in-person meet or FaceTime interview in order to discuss your application further.
- Finally a “Meet & Greet” with the potential foster dog will be the final step.
- *Please note that since we are family run and a not for profit charitable dog rescue (both with full time jobs and children to raise), sadly we cannot follow up with every foster applicant even though we absolutely wish we had the time to do so. That said, if you don’t hear from us about a specific dog you applied for, please do not get discouraged! Rest assured, there will be more puppies & dogs coming into care that may be a “pawfect” fit for you and your family! So please be sure to follow our page for updates or if you are open to different types of needs concerning a potential foster dog, please be sure to include that on your original foster application.
- And yes, in some cases we do allow “foster fails” provided that the foster family, the potential dog and Fur-EverAble Dog Rescue are all in 100% agreement that it is the best possible outcome for that particular dog!
- Thank you for taking the time to apply and if you have any further questions please feel free to contact us directly. Remember, we are all in this together and we absolutely cannot do this without all of our truly amazing foster families and ongoing supporters! We do rely on our fosters so that we can continue to rescue as many dogs as we can in order to give them a new lease on life! Thank you again for your continued support!
Still interested in applying to become a foster family with Fur-Ever Able? If so, apply here!
If you are surrendering a dog into our care, please click on this link in order to access the required paperwork.
Once you’re done filling out the surrender paperwork, send the completed forms to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dogs in need of a foster family:
Josie is looking for a foster to adopt home!
Breed: Mastiff Mix
As you may recall, our magnificent mama dog, Josie came to us in August of 2021, along with her litter of 11 puppies. She and her pups were rescued off a northern reserve, located in Manitoba. Even though all of her adorable pups found their furever homes back in the fall, Josie has remained in care only because she has been patiently waiting for her cherry eye surgery and spay date, which is scheduled for January 24th, 2022. Her surgery will take place at Cheltenham Vet Clinic, located near the Caledon/Brampton area.
Since being in care, Josie has noticeably transformed with her newly grown shiny coat and her much needed weight gain, now weighing 116 lbs. This gentle giant is absolutely AMAZING with people, especially children! She is very affectionate and wants nothing more than to cuddle up with you! Her ultimate cuddle goals consist of getting you to lean on her just enough so that she can lean right back on you for that extra level of comfort. Oh, and when it comes to belly rubs, this girl is always game ready in hopes that you might even find that perfect belly rubbin’ spot.When it comes to other dogs, Josie is initially very selective as to who she wants to befriend. She requires a lengthy period of time to gain trust in other dogs, which can take anywhere from a few days to a week (along with constant supervision and slow interactions). However, once she trusts a new dog, she can’t wait to get her play on! That said, her play can get very rough and because of her large size, she tends to scare away the other dog (except for her current foster fur-siblings, Khloe & Chong).
Josie walks well on leash but we are working on her not barking at other dogs as they pass. She will need an experienced handler who will provide her with the consistency and structure she needs in order to succeed. Given her background, professional training would be ideal and in Josie’s best interest. She does make use of a crate (even though she’s not a fan of it), but she does willingly go in with the use of treats. Overall, Josie’s day consists of sleeping on a couch (or much preferably someone’s lap), belly rubs, going for walks, more belly rubs, eating and wait for it…even more belly rubs!!! This sweet girl may have had a “ruff” start to life along with a lack of initial training, but it’s now HER time and she deserves nothing but the very best moving forward! A foster to adopt home is preferred as we would like to find this wonderful girl a furever home sooner than later. We do not want to move her from one home to another if there’s no need to do so. Ultimately, she will be adoptable after her surgery, pending medical clearance from the vet. All medical costs and supplies will be fully covered/supplied by Fur-Ever Able Dog Rescue until she is cleared and ready to be officially adopted.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we’d be happy to chat more about Josie. There will be an adoption fee in which we will be happy to discuss the process further. If you’re interested in fostering Josie with the plan to adopt her once she’s ready, please visit the “foster” page on this website and submit a foster application today.
If there are no dogs listed below, please do consider feeling out a foster application if you are interested in becoming a foster family with our rescue. We never know what the future holds, but we will hold on to your application and add your name to our foster family list. If/when a suitable dog comes into care that we feel would be a suitable match for your family based off the information provided on the foster application, we will be sure to give you a call. In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us directly.
With that said, thank you for your interest in fostering one of our amazing dogs in care, in addition to taking the time to complete a foster application. Unfortunately we are not in a position to reply to every one who applies, but please know we truly appreciate your interest and any/all help offered.