FOSTER ~ Fostering a dog means taking care of a dog for us in your home as if the dog were your own. You provide the safe care and love for the dog until a permanent home can be found. This is an ideal situation for anyone who is not in a position to have a dog of their own for life, but still want the companionship of a pet, and want to help the dog and the rescue. Remember... if we can have safe homes for our dogs to go to once they are pulled from the shelters and arrive in Vancouver, are vetted and do not need to be boarded, it not only saves that dog, but can allow room for another dog to get to potentially be saved.
We provide the food, grooming and vet care for the dog until a permanent home can be found. We do request that the dog be made available (notice will always be given and transport arranged) for adoption events and meeting pre-approved adopters.
You MUST apply and BE APPROVED (see process below) to foster for us.
FOSTER TO ADOPT ~ This means you have applied and been approved to adopt from us and you are interested in ADOPTING that particular dog. (see process below). It is basically a "trial period" not to exceed 2 weeks (you will know within 2 weeks if that is the right dog for you or not, we limit the decision time to a maximum 2 week time period as we do not want to ruin the chances of that dog not being available to another great forever home). Most of our dogs have numerous applications on each of them, and of course we will always choose the best match from within the pool of potential adopters. Most people who choose to take this approach know within the first week if that is the best match for them, and proceeds with the adoption.... if it takes longer than 2 weeks to make that decision... generally speaking .. that particular dog may not be the best match for you. You will need to make a decision to adopt or not adopt at the end of the two week period, and either proceed with adoption or return the dog to the rescue to be made available for another adopter. We will of course check in with you during that "probation period" to make sure things are going smoothly. 96% of the adopters who take this approach, land up ADOPTING the dog they choose.
ADOPTING ~ This means you have applied and been approved to adopt from us and you KNOW you are GOING TO MAKE THIS UNION WORK! (see process below) YOU ARE COMMITTED to doing what it takes to make this adoption successful and have this this dog in your life & family forever. To be honest.. MOST people choose to go the FOSTER TO ADOPT route, and land up adopting the dog within the first 4 - 7 days. Probably only 4% of our adopters take the straight ADOPT route. We LOVE the people who have the confidence and commitment to go full steam ahead and ADOPT outright!
Once a decision has been made to adopt the dog, an adoption contract and relative paperwork will be drawn up and your adoption donation will be required at this time to finalize the adoption..
We are 100% committed to ANY and ALL dogs we have taken into our rescue, and will ALWAYS be there as for them as their safety net in the event they need to be re-homed in the future.