Foster homes are the single most important part of our rescue and are the difference between life and death for many of our Pugs. Foster homes are critical to our rescue efforts.
Oftentimes, the foster parent is the first little bit of love that pug has ever received. We are a foster based rescue and our Pugs must have a safe place to stay until they are adopted. Many have been abused, neglected, and discarded and need a place to recover from emotional trauma and medical issues, to stabilize, and be loved.
Homeward Bound is always looking for volunteers that are willing to foster Pugs, but now, more than ever, we are in need of foster families.
As a foster parent we ask of you these things:
Provide lots of love, kind and gentle treatment, and basic care.
Patience and a loving home while we search for a forever home for your rescued foster Pug.
Provide a safe indoor environment.
Provide quality food and treats.
Communicate with us OFTEN on how things are progressing and notify us immediately if any emergency may arise.
Transport your foster Pug to vet appointments that are pre-approved by Homeward Bound. Foster parents are required to utilize our vets where we have established relationships and they provide us discounts on services.
Our foster parents pay for nothing, (unless they want to). We provide any and all Veterinary care; vaccines, surgeries if needed, special needs devices, special/prescription food if needed, Heartworm preventative. If you, as a foster feel a Pug may need other items, (medical or otherwise) we will certainly be happy to talk to you about it!
Administer medications in accordance with vet care instructions.
Provide an initial assessment and regular assessments of your foster Pug to us as long as the Pug is in your home.
Submit a photo (as many as you like) to our director; Gail Tucker upon receiving your foster Pug, and submit a bio within one-two weeks thereafter so we can publish the picture(s) on our website and social media platforms.
Also, provide us with updated photos and update us regularly on any changes with your foster Pug; ie: behavior, potty training progress, fear issues, etc.
Bring your foster Pug to our Meet and Greet events so potential adopters can meet them for possible adoption.
We try to match the foster Pugs to households that suit them and where they will thrive.
If you can open your heart and home to foster one of our Pugs (or more) in need, please complete our Foster Application and one of our Volunteers will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
THANK YOU FROM US AND ALL OF OUR PUGS!!!