WHAT ARE THE DAILY REQUIREMENTS OF A FOSTER HOME
The daily needs of a foster dog are the responsibility of the foster home. We expect that the foster home will provide the exercise, attention, discipline, food, and water required by each dog. We are happy to provide guidelines of our expectations in the beginning of the foster experience.
We do ask that you attend adoption events with your foster dogs. We also encourage foster homes to socialize their foster dog by taking them to public places, such as pet stores, which also serves to spreading the word about rescue and AHAS.
CARE FOSTER HOMES RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING THE DOG A HOME? WHAT ROLE DO FOSTER HOMES PLACE IN THE ADOPTION?
AHAS is responsible for finding each dog the best suited, qualified, responsible forever home, however, we enjoy the cooperative process with foster homes. We ask for foster home's observations and experience with each dog when creating a listing for the adoptable dog. We may ask a foster home to provide pictures of their dog for our website. We handle emails, phone calls, and application reviews throughout the process. We ask that foster homes be open to scheduled appointments on the phone or in person with potential adopters. Approving homes and finalizing adoptions are ultimately the responsibility of AHAS.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A FOSTER DOG TO GET ADOPTED?
There is great variation in how long it takes a dog to get adopted, depending on health, age, breed, and behavior. Given our extensive experience, we can usually give an approximation of how long an individual dog will take to get adopted, however, the confluence of many factors prevent us from predicting with certainty. We are glad to discuss your expectations and the factors involved prior to placing a foster dog in your home. We enjoy working with each foster home to make the program as rewarding as possible for all involved.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR VETERINARIAN CARE?
AHAS is responsible for the veterinarian care for each animal providing that you receive prior approval to take the dog to a per-determined vet. Health issues caused by negligence are the responsibility of the foster home.