We are always in need of foster homes for our dogs. If a dog can go into foster care, we can move it more quickly out of the terrible conditions in the shelters to the UK, where we can start the re-homing process.
Fostering also has many other benefits for our dogs:
- 1-1 attention
- A settled home environment
- Detailed assessments of the dog, making home matching easier
- Less stressful than kennels
Please be aware that the dogs will be handed straight over to you on arrival with no introductions. Our dogs will all need time and patience as they may never have
- lived in a house,
- worn a collar or harness,
- been for a walk,
- been in a car,
- had a bath.
There may be many other things they are scared of or not used to.
There are no restrictions on location for general fostering of our dogs, only that you are UK based. You will also need to be willing to host viewings and introductions to assist in the dog's adoption. These are all our sponsored dogs who have secured their transport costs.
You may also want to offer a foster home to one of our dogs who has yet to secure their travel sponsorship. Once their foster placement is arranged, we will then fundraise for their travel costs.
Dogs needing sponsorship
If you are interested in fostering, please read our fostering terms and conditions and then complete our form below. Please note we are unable to accept applications from
- families with children under 10 years old;
- homes with no direct access to a garden, which should have a secure boundary fence of an appropriate heght for the dog being fostered or fostered to adopt;
- homes where the resident dog is the same gender as the dog being fostered or fostered to adopt.
Read the fostering terms and conditions here
We also have dogs with special requirements who may need long-term foster homes.
Some of our dogs suffer post-traumatic stress from finding themselves in the shelter and so need long-term help and support. They will also need support to adjust to living in a home. If you think you can help one of our traumatised, dogs please read our fostering terms and conditions and then complete our form below. Please note we are unable to accept applications from families with children of any age for these dogs.
Some of our dogs require foster homes because they require treatment or recovery from an operation. In these circumstances you will need to live close enough to Hull to be able to provide transport for your foster dog to and from medical appointments if required. You may also need to administer medication.
If you think you could help one of our dogs that needs medical recovery or treatment, please read our terms and conditions and complete our application form at the bottom of the page.
You can also Foster To Adopt.
We do not adopt our dogs direct from Romania as we are unable to assess them fully while they are in the shelter environment. You can, however, foster a dog with a view to adopting the dog. This allows you and the dog to settle in and we can make sure you are a suitable match. Generally this works very well; however, if it is felt that the relationship isn't going to work long term, you can still provide all the benefits of a home to the dog until it is found a permanent home.
To apply please complete the form below, but please be aware we are unable to accept applications from
- families with children under 10 years old
- homes with no direct access to a garden which should have a secure secure boundary fence of an appropriate heght for the dog being fostered or fostered to adopt
- homes were the resident dog is the same gender as the dog being fostered or fostered to adopt.
Read the fostering terms and conditions here
We will raise funds for their travel to the UK; however, if you are unable to collect your foster dog from Hull, where they are brought when they arrive in the UK, and would like to have your dog brought to your home, you will need to fund the extra costs of about £60.
If you decide you would like to adopt the dog you have been fostering through us, you will need to pay an adoption fee. Our fees are £200 for an adult dog, though our less-mobile, older dogs, or dogs with health issues, have a lower fee of £150.
All adoption fees go towards our dogs for medical care, transport and improving the conditions they live in whilst waiting to travel to the UK.
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