In the interest of the sighthounds that we place, part of the foster application procedure includes an application interview and in-home visit. The purpose of this interview is to be sure that the new fosters are prepared to accept the moral, physical and minor financial responsibilities involved in fostering a sighthound.
Fostering a dog is a generous, but serious commitment. To ensure the safety and health of the dog, the following “Foster Home Requirements” must be complied with explicitly. Please do not consider fostering if you will not be able to meet this serious commitment or adhere to these requirements.
>Use a crate for the dog whenever left unattended. MCGR will provide a crate, if needed.
>Foster dogs are not allowed on the furniture or beds at any time.
> If a crate is not to be used, it must be approved by the foster home coordinator.
>Properly introduce the dog to other animals, i.e., to meet another dog use a muzzle and meet on neutral territory such as the back yard, etc.
>Provide transportation to and from the veterinarian selected by MCGR.
>Administer heartworm preventative immediately after vetting as directed by the veterinarian and monthly thereafter.
>If any incidents of emergencies occur, it is the responsibility of the foster to contact the foster home coordinator.
>Fosters are required to obtain approval for all vet care.
>Allow potential adopters into your home to meet the foster dog. Advance notice will be provided.
>Maintain communication with the foster home coordinator and inform her of any issues that may arise.