Curly Tail Pug Rescue is always in need of foster homes.
Unfortunately, some Pugs have a limited amount of time before a shelter or Animal Control will have to put them down. Clearly foster homes play one of the most significant roles in Curly Tail's rescue efforts.
10 Reasons to Foster a homeless pet:
1. Companionship without a lifetime commitment.
2. Animals that have endured hardship can benefit greatly from a loving home.
3. Fostering provides a great lesson in compassion to children. it's a wonderful, life-affirming experience.
4. If you have one or more dogs or cats, one more won't make a difference to you, but it sure will make a difference to the foster animal who otherwise might not have a second chance at life.
5. Fostering increases the likelihood of adoption. When the dog/cat you've fostered is loved and accepted in its forever home it is because of the love you've given them!
6. Increased "human interaction" greatly helps foster animals who often come from neglectful or abusive situations, and lets not forget what "pet interaction" can do for you by lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress, and giving you a real sense of self-worth.
7. You undoubtedly will get attached but when you meet the new family that's ready to provide a permanent home for the dog/cat you've fostered you'll feel more than satisfied to see him/her move on to a new life.
8. Its fun!
9. You're able to share with your foster animal what a life filled with love should be.
10. More foster homes means more animals' lives will be spared from pounds and kill shelters. Only a small fraction of animals impounded every year are rescued from the terrible fate of euthanasia. FOSTERING IS A REAL WAY TO SAVE A LIFE!
Becoming A Foster Home:
There are three different kinds of foster homes that we use in our rescue: Emergency, Short-term, and Regular.
An Emergency Foster Home is needed when we feel that we must save a Pug who is faced with death. The Pug would remain with the Emergency Foster Home while the Regular Foster Home is established, for approximately a few days to one week.
A Short-Term Foster Home provides fostering when allowable. This period is usually one week to two months.
A Regular Foster Home is a home that accepts a Pug usually until the Pug is adopted. Approximately two to three months is our average foster period. (Special needs and seniors may take longer).
If you are interested in becoming a foster in any of these capacities, please fill out the Foster Application.
For other ways to help, please contact one of our volunteers listed here:Our Volunteers
Getting a Foster Pug
Once you have become an approved foster home, our Foster Home Coordinator will contact you when she has a foster Pug lined up. We tell the foster family everything we know about each Pug. Sometimes we have limited information, especially if the Pug is coming from a shelter.
Sometimes another Curly Tail volunteer will bring the Pug to you, or meet you somewhere in between your location and where the Pug is coming from. While fostering a pug, advice and assistance is available from other Curly Tail volunteers...you just need to ask.
Your foster Pug should have a collar with rescue tags on at all times.
Caring for your Foster Pug
We ask that while the foster Pug is in your care you treat him or her as a part of your family. You will be responsible for providing food, shelter, basic care (i.e. cleaning wrinkles and teeth, trimming nails, brushing fur) and, most importantly, love to the rescued Pug. Fostering a Pug generally lasts a few days to a few months.
In many cases you may need to take the Pug to a veterinarian for routine medical care, such as vaccinations, spaying or neutering, or any other necessary medical treatment. Curly Tail will pay for the medical care, and we ask that foster homes go to a veterinarian with which we have worked out discounted pricing.
Fostering may sometimes involve Pugs that are not housebroken or that have not had much training. Some may need extra TLC or training in other areas. We rely on our Foster Homes to keep us posted as they learn more about their foster Pug. During the fostering period, the foster family learns a good deal about the Pug’s personality and current level of training. This information is very important in helping us match the foster Pug with an adoptive family.
Adoption of a Rescued Pug
Before someone can adopt one of our rescued Pugs, they must go through a thorough approval process. They complete a detailed adoption application. Once the applicant is approved based on his or her application, a Curly Tail volunteer performs a home visit and assesses the family situation. If the home visit is successful, then the adoption applicant will be placed on our Pre-Approved Home list and can meet one of our available Pugs.
If your primary goal is to adopt a Pug, then please complete an adoption application in addition or instead of a foster application.
Help Save a Dog’s Life
This is a brief overview of fostering. If you are interested, please complete a volunteer form and mail it to us. During our visit to your home, you can have all of your questions answered in more detail and additional aspects of fostering can be discussed.
Fostering a rescued Pug can be an incredibly rewarding experience. There is nothing more wonderful (and bittersweet) than seeing your foster Pug go home with the "perfect" adoptive family, and knowing he will be cared for and loved for the rest of his life. Please help us give a rescued Pug a second chance. Without foster homes this organization would not be possible.
Our Commitments to our Foster homes