FOSTER REQUIREMENTS

Please review the form below, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at fosters@jrnc.org. Full details are outlined in JRNC Foster Agreement, which you will sign after your home visit.

 

  1. Dogs may be fostered by persons over the age of 18 years who are resident in any Province or Territory of Canada, who have completed a satisfactory telephone interview, received positive veterinarian, landlord (if any) and reference checks and have had a Home Visit with a positive recommendation.

  2. Dogs may be fostered by individuals or families living in owner occupied homes including condominiums, and rented homes including apartments subject to the approval of their landlord.

  3. Dogs may be fostered by families with children 4 years and older. Exceptions may be made where the adopter has children under the age of 4, has previously owned terriers, understands their temperament and is experienced in their handling and where the terrier has been exposed to small children in the past.

  4. The applicant has a current veterinarian, has a history with a veterinarian or has access to a veterinarian that can be verified.

  5. That to the satisfaction of the Home Visitor,​

- The Applicant can demonstrate that he/she is knowledgeable about terriers and understand their temperament and personality.

- The Applicant has enough free time each day to devote to feeding, exercising and interacting with a dog;

- The Applicant has the patience necessary to train and rehabilitate a rescued dog and that they understand that the transition for these dogs into new homes can take time and that they may have to house train the dog;

- The home environment is right for a terrier;

- That the Applicant understands that fostering dog is a temporary assignment;

- That dogs should be listed for Adoption within 2 – 4 weeks of arrival in the Foster home (except in situations where a dog is not ready to be adopted);

- Everyone in the home is interested and excited about fostering rescue dogs including all children (if any);​

- All children (if any) must be present at the home visit and must be seen to interact with dogs in the home, i.e. pet the dog, give the dog treats. If the dog shows signs of being scared or aggression during the interaction the family is probably not a good fit as a foster family;

  6. That the Foster is expected to actively participate in the Adoption process for the dog.

FOSTER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fosters are responsible for

 the general welfare and safety of foster dogs;

  • ensuring that foster dogs always have a JRNC Foster tag attached to their collar;

  • providing food and treats (except special food prescribed by a veterinarian which is paid by JRNC);

  • administering medications as required including monthly Advantage Multi if necessary

  • basic training including house-training, walking, etc., as necessary;

  • veterinarian visits as necessary and agreed

  • preparing a write up on foster dogs for posting on PetFinder and Adopt-a- Pet;

  • reviewing Adoption Applications for the foster dog and selecting the best suited applicants for further processing;performing telephone interviews with prospective adopters to determine if they are a potential fit for the foster dog;

  • holding Meet & Greets for selected potential Adopters and determining if the are a suitable match with the dog. The Foster’s decision is final.

  • Providing new information, or changes to information (including Vet visits) about fostered dogs to your Foster Co-ordinator to be added to BARRK©, JRNC’s database.

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JRNC is registered under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act as, ”The Jack Russell Network Canada Inc.” with Corporation Number: 1137838..