For a big goal, I'm hoping that we can revamp our adult dog foster program in 2020. Currently, it is not well-organized and involves a lot of extra steps where potential fosters are shuffled from one person to another. It is much harder to foster for us than to adopt from us! All the info transfers also mean people fall between the cracks because of delays in their training or lose interest. I'm hoping that we can get it streamlined and functioning more like our puppy and kitten foster programs, where there is much clearer direction, training process, and contact points.
Our sleepover and field trip programs have been slowly growing, and in 2019 we got some folks involved who were considering fostering for longer periods. I think demonstrating that a lower-barrier program is working for short-term fosters is also increasing staff confidence that it can work for all fosters.