Fostering

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home for New Beginnings GSP Rescue, Inc. Without our volunteer’s gracious, selfless help our dogs wouldn’t find their forever homes.

New Beginnings tries to put dogs into foster homes after they have spent considerable time at the shelter without being adopted. This gives them a relief from shelter life where one-one-one attention can be limited.

Aside from regular day-to-day care (feeding, grooming, exercise), the responsibilities of a foster home may include basic training; behavior modification (to correct problems such as jumping, mouthing, barking, destructive chewing, dashing through doors); socialization and temperament evaluation (to determine whether the dog is good with different types of people and other animals); medical care (dispensing medication, taking the dog to vet appointments), and of course plenty of playtime and snuggling.

Some foster dogs are adopted quickly and may only stay in their foster home for a few weeks, while others may be around for several months until they find their perfect forever home. New Beginnings will work with your specific needs to provide you with a foster that best suits your home (i.e. if you have children, other pets, have a fenced in yard, etc.).

Fostering makes a difference!  Everyone benefits: The foster gets a break from shelter life and a second chance at becoming a cherished pet while the new owners get a companion that is better adapted to home life, and therefore has a better chance of remaining in the new home permanently.

Fostering/Volunteering Rules and Regulations:

Volunteering

  1. Please read through our website so you have a clear understanding of who we are and what we do.
  2. Read our Adoption Process.
  3. If you are volunteering to help pull dogs from shelters, provide transport or help with fundraising, please complete the Volunteer Application.

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Fostering

  1. Please read through our website so you have a clear understanding of who we are and what we do.
  2. Read our Adoption Process.
  3. If you have had no experience with German Shorthaired Pointers, please research the breed so you will know what to expect from your foster dog.
  4. All rescue dogs must be contained in physical fencing…ABSOLUTELY NO E-FENCING (INVISIBLE OR UNDERGROUND).
  5. The foster family will provide food for the foster dog unless you are unable to afford it.
  6. The foster family will be required to keep in touch with the rescue so that the organization may know how the dog is doing in their foster home.
  7. Foster families are asked to write biographies for the dogs in their care and provide suitable pictures so foster dogs can be added to Dogs for Adoption, Petfinder, etc. as soon as possible.
  8. Foster families are required to house train and crate train foster dogs if needed. Dogs are to be socialized with people and other dogs so their placement will go smoothly.
  9. Please complete the Volunteer Application here.

 

All of our dogs are fostered in private homes!  We do not have a kennel facility in Monrovia, MD for prospective adopters to meet our dogs.