Fosters are our lifeblood! Without generous volunteers who open up their homes to our dogs we would not be able to help boxers and adoptive families make perfect connections. Fostering is a fun and rewarding experience and our gratitude to our foster homes is immeasurable. All foster homes are provided with a crate and collar for each dog, and all vet work is paid for by RDBR. Whenever we receive a donation of food it is shared with all foster homes. We also spread other donations such as blankets, toys, leads, and treats across our foster homes. Fosters get the enjoyable job of naming their foster dog, treating him or her as a family member, taking pictures and writing descriptions of their foster dog, and watching him or her grow into a loving companion.
Do you have a little extra room in your home? Some extra love to share? Have you ever thought about fostering a dog? Fostering is a wonderful way to help out the breed and maybe even find a forever friend. We operate solely out of foster homes and depend on the generosity of people like you who are interested in opening up their homes to boxers in need.
RDBR provides all foster homes with a crate. Crate training helps to speed up house training and helps the new dog adjust to your home easier. The rescue also provides all vet work through one of our approved vet clinics. We will spay or neuter the foster dog as well as get all shots updated, dewormer, monthly heartworm and flea & tick preventive. Other medical issues can usually be treated at the foster’s home without a vet visit, so all medical issues or concerns should be sent to one of our co-founders for further direction.
So, what does the foster home provide? Foster homes offer food and love to dogs that may not otherwise have gotten any. Fosters bring unfamiliar dogs into their home and care for them as if they were their own. Fosters train their dogs, socialize them, and work with them on everything they would teach their own dogs. Foster homes provide feedback to RDBR on the dog’s personality and traits, write a story about their dog, and document his or her experiences with pictures. This information is put on the rescue’s website to help potential adopters learn more about each dog.
When an adoption application comes in the RDBR adoption committee will review it, once approved, the applicant and foster home will be put into contact to set up a meeting between the prospective new parents, the dog, and the foster parents. Foster families get the opportunity to meet with potential adopters and serve as the dog’s guide, helping to ensure that each dog goes to the very best home possible.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the foster experience is getting to see a dog go to its forever home. Whether a boxer stays with the foster family for two days or two months, the connection that is built during that time can be very powerful, and the opportunity to see a family fall in love with a dog who had missed out on that prior to its life with Red Dirt Boxer Rescue is an event that our foster homes cherish.
We hope you might consider giving a boxer a new chance at life, a chance to have a family. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We would love to discuss the ins and outs of fostering with you and welcome the opportunity to show you a foster home and see how we take care of our dogs.
If you have any questions about fostering a boxer in need please contact our Foster Home Coordinator at Foster@RedDirtBoxerRescue.com. Thank you!
If you would like to foster a boxer, please fill out the foster application by clicking on this link: Foster Application
We look forward to making you a part of our rescue family!!!