How to Foster
Fostering a Labrador is a great way to get one of these wonderful companions out of their cages and into a more social environment. Not only does it improve the quality of life for both the dog and the foster family, it helps to familiarize the Labrador with people of all ages, as well as new places and sounds. Plus, Labradors that are adopted out of foster care tend to have an easier time transitioning to their new forever homes. Of course, most families that foster a Labrador ultimately fall in love with the dog and end up adopting him or her, but...
Please note that you must first fill out an application if you are interested in stopping by to see the Labradors. There are no "walk-in" adoptions or foster agreements, as all applications must be screened and approved.
Once you submit your application, a volunteer will email to let you know the status. This may take up to 14 business days, as we receive a number of applications each day and it takes time to thoroughly review each one.
Pending approval, we will set up an appointment for you to meet our Labradors. We are open Saturdays by appointment only. Thank you for your interest and understanding.
If you foster, we do require that you:
1) bring your entire family, or those living in your home, with you to the Foster Appointment including all children and canines. We want to make sure we find the right match for your entire family and everyone will play a huge role in selecting the new foster playmate!
2) purchase and feed the required diet we request (unless on a prescribed veterinary diet which we will provide);
3) call our vet's office for any necessary veterinary care ( 24 hour emergency service is provided for our dogs);
4) please call to come and pick up heartworm and flea prevention the 1st Saturday of each month. We will provide heartworm and flea prevention monthly.