Foster

foster-home-logo2014Want to help a dachshund in need? Consider fostering a Dachshund. It is one of the most beneficial ways to help FLDR and a Dachshund. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! You will take a Dachshund into your home and treat him as if he were your own dog. We need experienced dachshund (or dog) owners to foster. Please read this information about dachshunds: fldr.org/adopt/dachshund-characteristics/, to make sure they are a good fit for your home.

Dachshunds come into rescue through different avenues. They may come from a shelter where they may have been relinquished by their owner or found as a stray or from a puppy mill. Some owners contact FLDR directly to relinquish their Dachshund. How much is known about each Dachshund that comes into FLDR varies in each situation. An owner relinquished Dachshund probably will have a lot more information like behavior, vet records, likes and dislikes. In most cases, there is no information available for a Dachshund who comes from a shelter, especially if the dog is a stray. If the dog was relinquished to the shelter by the owner, there may be some information provided by the owner.

What FLDR Provides:

  • We will pay for the vet care the rescued Dachshund needs (only approved vets allowed) including spay/neuter, vaccinations, dental, heartworm & flea preventative, etc.
  • We provide assistance and knowledge backed by years of experience as rescuers & foster homes, proper care and nutrition tips for your foster.
  • We will provide assistance in finding and placing the Dachshund in its forever home by guiding new foster homes through the steps of completing a biography for the foster and offer assistance with the application process as applications come in for the foster.

Foster Home Requirements:

  • It is FLDR’s policy that all pets in an foster home must be spayed or neutered unless there is a medical reason that they can not be. Animal rescue groups are dedicated to combating pet over-population.
  • Your pets must be up to date on their shots and on monthly heartworm preventative.
  • You must be 25 years of age to become a foster home and not have children younger than 7 living with you.
  • As a foster home, you will be required to provide the “day to day” needs to a rescued Dachshund including shelter, food, water, love, exercise and discipline.
  • Take your foster to a pre-approved vet for necessary vetting (paid for by FLDR).
  • You will need to have the ability to give up the Dachshund to its new “forever” home. This may be especially hard, since falling in love with a Dachshund is very common.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home. Please email fldrfostercoord@gmail.com for more information on fostering or click here for the application.