Why we need foster houses?
All of the dogs with Prairie Pit Bull Rescue Society stay in foster homes while they are waiting to find their new forever homes. While in foster care, they learn basic obedience and manners. Foster homes are the most important aspect of our rescue, as they are the ones that help makes the foster dog more adoptable by loving and training the dog.
Fostering is an ideal situation for anyone considering adopting a puppy/dog but who is not sure how they will fit into their lifestyle.
How old is the dog?
Over 80% of the dogs that come through our program each year are strayed from shelters. And it's due to that fact, we also can't tell you 'what's she crossed with?', another question we are formulating a response for :)
We would love to unlock that secret part of each dog and get our own questions answered, but that gets to stay a secret, and we get to accept them and love them for what they are in the here and now.
If you want a puppy, we call dogs puppies when they are in the 8 week to 10-month range due to the amount of care and training this range needs.
If you want an adult, we are going to chat your ear off about all the magnificent beasts in our care ranging in that wonderful guesstimated age of 10 months to 6 years. And yes, the condition of their teeth does hint at age, but their level of nutrition as a wee pup also plays into the condition of their teeth as adults.
If you are looking for our most special and endearing, the elderbulls, we are pimping out the frosted faces ranging in age from about 7 til 10 years of age, and over of course.
Age doesn't have a lot to do with how a dog will fit into your family. We have 10 year olds that will run circles around the 3 year olds and then we have the 'old soul' 1 year olds who spend more time in the Lazy Boy than grama! We adopt dogs to families, a match is a match, be open for any number, we don't ask your age and base which dogs will be a match based on that!
Requirements to become a foster?
The potential foster parent(s) must be at least 18 years of age and all members of the home must be in agreement.
For your current animals safety, we recommend all current animals in the home be up-to-date on their vaccinations, dewormed, and spayed/neutered.
Commitment to the duration of the time the dog is in foster care is expected. Foster care is generally needed from 2 weeks to 4 months, depending on the dog and time of year.
Fostering a dog is a serious commitment for the duration of foster care. Please ensure your circumstances permit you to make this commitment at the time of your application.
The process starts by sending in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about yourself, your current pets, where you live and a contact number and when you would be ready to start fostering.
Once we have received your email, a member of PPBR will contact you to discuss the which dog may best match for your home. This may take up to week.
What supplies come with the foster dog?
Medication (if needed)