We really appreciate you considering to foster a wolfdog. They find kennels very stressful and a foster home is an essential role in order to properly assess the dog within a home environment to ensure that a suitable forever home can be found for the dog.
We need people to foster dogs while we try to find their forever home. You will need to have experience with wolfdogs as they need the correct care and attention for them to relax after the ordeal of being separated from their pack or confined in kennels.
Whilst looking after the wolfdog in your foster care we would appreciate it if you could assess the dog in your care along the following basic guides.
- Initial assessment of weight/condition/diet/behaviour
During your care:
- Lead walking
- Meeting other dogs at home / out on a walk Meeting visitors at home / people out on a walk Meeting other animals at home / out on a walk Meeting children
- Signs of separation anxiety
- Signs of guarding or food aggression
We If you feel that you could help us by fostering a wolfdog in need then please have a read through the steps below which explain the process and send us your application.
We caught up with Diane Wilmore, who is a regular foster carer.
Diane tell us:
“ I first fostered as I felt the need to help and knew my own dogs would be good role models and help others adjust to a home life. I have learnt so much about dog behaviour and communication by fostering, they are all individuals with different traits. It still upsets me when they leave but to see their progress and receive updates is fantastic and makes it all worth it.”
All foster dogs are covered 3rd party liability insurance and all foster carers have full support and back up from WdR admin throughout the foster process.
We asked Rach & Joe Rouse who have fostered for us many times what they think of the fostering experience.
Rach & Joe tell us:
“We wanted to give something back to the breed we love and at the same time help to socialise our own dogs while giving a dog the chance it deserves. We both enjoy fostering and get fulfilment from it and seeing how they progress in their forever homes. We have also made some good like minded friends through the rescue and fostering process”.
“The biggest achievement for us was a foster boy named Zeus, he came to us as a nervous wreck, he was terrified of men. Every time I got up he would shake, so I took to moving slowly around the house and fussing our own dogs, eventually he came around. Then just like magic he was my new best friend. To see him now in his forever home with his male owner is very heart warming and knowing that all the hard work we went through paid off and he now has a happy balanced life is a wonderful feeling.”