Have you Ever Considered...
Have you ever considered saving a life? Wouldn't it feel amazing to know that you made a difference in a dog's life?
By fostering, you give a dog a chance at a new life and you make a huge difference! Sarah's Treasures Rescue is a foster based rescue, meaning that we rely solely on foster homes for our dogs. Our foster families will be happy to tell you that it is amazing to know that you made a difference and it's an emotional journey to see the dog head off to their new forever home! Sarah's Treasures Rescue happily pays for all supplies needed and takes care of food/vet expenses -- you simply provide the love, training, and time for your foster dog!
Fostering is a life changing experience, but it's not for everyone. We need foster homes that are serious in helping us and that are willing to communicate effectively. Fostering can be difficult, and some foster dogs will have "Baggage" and need more training or time. All of our foster families are required to complete an application, have references checked, and a home visit completed.
We rely on kind-hearted people choosing to help us by fostering in order to continue to rescue/save dogs. Many of our dogs come in as strays from the reservation or they are transferred to us from a high kill pound/shelter or sometimes just from another rescue needing help. We also occasionally receive owner surrenders if we have a foster home willing to step up and help us out.
So if you've ever considered saving a life, please consider fostering for Sarah's Treasures Rescue -- you'd make a huge difference in a dog's life!
Additional information is available by emailing email@example.com
We are all volunteers and we do our very best to get back to you in a timely manner.
Thank you for considering to help us save more lives!
Foster Home Application
Our Rescue is ALWAYS in NEED of more Foster Homes
You can fill the application online HERE or you may call us to set up a time to meet in person to fill out the application. Please make sure you have your vet and other references handy during the meeting.
Thank you for choosing to help a rescued pet!
What is A Foster?
A Foster is an individual or individuals who agree to take a pet(s) into their home that has been rescued by an organization. They are responsible for the day to day care of the dog – which can be anything from simply feeding them, giving them water and love and attention, to cleaning their ears, grooming, giving them medication, helping housetrain them, and addressing any minor behavioral issues.
Fosters are people who may or may not have other pets presently, but generally have lived with pets in the past and have some experience. Fosters are NOT people who are thinking of adopting and want to try pets out in their home to see if they are the right one for them. However, fostering is a good opportunity to get used to the idea of having a pet and determining if pet ownership is for you in the future.
The rescue organization’s ability to save the lives of abandoned petss depends on fosters who welcome these pets needing a second chance at a wonderful life into their homes while they are awaiting adoption. Since we do not place our rescue pets in boarding kennels or keep them in a kennel the majority of the day, the number of pets we can save depends on the number of foster homes we have for them.
Why do we use foster homes?
There are countless reasons why pets often end up homeless…most of them pretty unacceptable. The most generic reason would be a poor match between the pet and guardian, and leave it at that! One of the most important elements of fostering is to learn how to evaluate each pet and to help us determine what the best "forever" home might be for each specific pet. Knowing the temperament of the pet is a valuable tool in determining the forever home.
By placing each dog in a home environment, as opposed to kenneling them, we're able to determine the dog's personality and temperament, including ...
·Need to be (or not to be) with other pet(s)
·Ability to be home alone without being bored –resulting in barking, chewing, poor behavior, etc. ·Does he/she require one-on-one attention
·Compatible with different ages children
·Dog's activity level – does he need a yard?
·Extent of housetraining
How long is a pet in a foster home?
Generally until the pet is adopted. This could be as little as a week, or, in the case of special needs or hard-to-adopt pets, a month or more. At Sarah’s Treasures Rescue we offer different lengths that you are willing to foster be it only an emergency situation or just 2 month period of time.
What happens if I'm fostering and I have to leave town or it's not working out?
We will always try to work with fosters to make it work with their schedules. We want the experience to be a wonderful one for you. However, it is important that before making the commitment, you are prepared to foster for the amount of time you have stated. But if something occurs to prevent that from happening, we are there to support you. At Sarah’s Treasures Rescue, if a pet is not working out we will figure out the problem, try and fix it, and if we can’t, we will take the pet and see if there is a different pet that would better fit into your lifestyle.
Don't fosters get emotionally attached to the pets they foster?
Of course, and we wouldn't have it any other way! But as anyone who has fostered can tell you, the greatest joy comes from watching the transformation from the time they arrive until the day they leave. What comes in usually as an undernourished, scraggly, insecure pup ultimately leaves as a confident, playful, affectionate pet ready for their second chance at a great life!! Opening your heart...and your home...to a needy pet, knowing that you have played a huge part in their transition from homeless to [ho