Please consider opening your home to a Lab in need!
Being a foster parent is extremely rewarding. Fostering is important, fun and a great way to help out at no cost to you. We ask our foster families to treat the foster dog as they would their own pet – with love, attention, discipline, and structure. Foster homes are expected to keep their SCLRR contact apprised of how their foster dog is doing, medically and behaviorally. Aside from regular day-to-day care (feeding, grooming, exercise), the responsibilities of a foster home may include basic training (house training, walking on leash, sit, down), socialization and evaluation (to determine whether the dog is good with different types of people and other animals), and of course plenty of playtime and snuggling.
After the Lab has been evaluated in a foster home, the search begins for a permanent home. Fosters work with various Family Representatives in a cooperative effort to match the best family possible with the foster dog. SCLRR provides veterinary care (spaying or neutering, worming, etc), food, and equipment (collars, crates, etc). Any out of pocket expenses must be approved in advance for reimbursement. SCLRR provides all that you need for your foster dog, you provide the love!
Fostering a dog may seem like a formidable task, but fostering a lab is a very tangible way to give a Lab a second chance at becoming a cherished family pet. For more information, please see our Foster FAQs.