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OMHS Foster Friend

Thank you for your interest in being a foster friend!

If you require more information than what is provided, please call (608) 604-7848.

If you would like to apply to be a foster fried, please fill out the Google Form by clicking on the purple icon below.

FOSTER FRIEND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Provide love and affection for your foster friend

  2. Provide care for your foster; socialization, basic training

  3. Provide updates to the Dog Coordinator on progress-we encourage posting on our Facebook page

  4. Attend meet and greet with potential adopters to share your knowledge of your foster friend and help in the decision making process

  5. Attend OMHS events to help with socialization of your foster friend and promote placement.

  6. Take advantage of our Foster Friend Permanent Guardian (FFPG) program. If the dog and you are a good match you may apply for adoption.

  7. Update the Dog Coordinator with any concerns or needs; we provide food, toys, behavioral assessments and training classes if needed, vet care, topical Frontline or similar, tags, leashes, collars, heart guard and crates.

OMHS RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. We will work with our Foster staff to provide the best match between the potential Foster friend and Foster dog. The Foster Friend can decide if they will Foster large or small dogs and we work with you to find a good fit. 

  2. We will supply you with crate and supplies as needed for the duration of your Foster experience. If our Foster staff wishes to contributes items at their own expense , this would be appreciated as we are a non profit but not expected.

  3. We will be available by phone or e-mail to assist with any issues that arise. 

  4. We will screen potential Foster friends prior to placement in any home and reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we/you feel that it is in the dog's best interest that we do so.

Foster Friend Application Process​

  1. FILL OUT APPLICATION

  2. APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS

  3. APPROVAL BY ADOPTION COORDINATOR

  4. INTERVIEW WITH POTENTIAL NEW FOSTER FRIEND-INFORMATION GIVEN REGARDING CONTACT NUMBERS AND DOG INFORMATION

  5. YOU BRING YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND HOME

  6. WEEKLY CONTACT FOR UPDATES BETWEEN FOSTER AND COORDINATOR

  7. MEET AND GREET WITH POTENTIAL ADOPTERS

  8. PLACEMENT OF THE DOG WITH NEW FOREVER FAMILY*

 

*Placement time varies depending on the age of the dog, the breed, temperament (low energy dog versus high energy dog-we try to match the dog's needs to the right adopter). This process sometimes requires time, sometimes not. Anticipate to Foster for as little as 1-2 weeks or as long as 6 to 8 months. We will work within your time frame as much as possible.

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