Posted November 01, 2019 at 10:33 AM Under "Forum Support/Tech Help"
Locating foster's

We are a foster based rescue. We are having trouble locating foster's for adult dogs and if they have issues it is even harder to find a home. How are other rescues locating new fosters?

  • November 03, 2019 at 07:36 AM

    With every new dog we take in, we include a fostering pitch when we post the dog to social media. Sometimes, people need to associate with an image of a dog in order to stir their interest. Now, we don't necessarily allow them to choose which dog they foster (we have a say in that... e.g., we're not going to give a trainwreck to a newbie), so we word the pitch accordingly.... "Are you ready to help us save more lives, like Punky's? Message us to learn how to apply today!"

    • November 08, 2019 at 08:45 AM

      Yep-- this is the most effective technique for our rescue too. We also get a lot of fosters by word of mouth-- we ask fosters and volunteers every once and a while to help us share foster pleas and talk with friends and family about our program.