Foster a Dog in Playa del Carmen
Foster a Dog in Playa del Carmen
They need You!
Not Ready to Commit.
If you are a dog lover like the rest of us, then loving dogs is not just something you do,…it’s in your DNA. So why not foster a dog in Playa del Carmen?
While being a dog owner is the natural path for so many, sometimes life gets complicated and the timing is just not right for the full responsibility of dog ownership.
That’s where temporary dog fostering comes in to play! It’s a Win – Win scenario for all parties involved. With the ever increasing number of street dogs in Mexico climbing in the millions, both municipal and private shelters are running out of space. In almost all the cases, the dogs presently in the shelters would do so much better and be so much happier living in a home environment.
How important is fostering?
Firstly, when you temporarily adopt a dog, whether from a municipal or private shelter, you automatically create a free space in that shelter that can be occupied by the next rescued canine.
Secondly, the dog you foster most likely came from a place of abuse or neglect and you now have the opportunity to help enhance that dog’s ability to trust people again. At the same time, you are rewarded with the knowledge that you are helping an innocent creature to feel loved and cared for. It’s a great feeling to give selflessly and there is no better way than to foster a dog in need.
Which dogs need fostering?
There are so many possible cases that require fostering:
*Young puppies require time to learn house training and obedience prior to being adopted.
*Adult dogs who have had recent operations and need a quiet and safe space to recuperate.
*Adult dogs receiving medication for serious illnesses need to stay calm and relaxed.
*Senior dogs who need to be in a quiet place away from the high energy of a dog shelter in order not to become anxious.
*Any dog getting ready to be adopted nationally or internationally within a few days.
The beauty of temporarily fostering a rescued dog, is that you are not just offering a space to the dog, but you are actually participating in the rescue process. Your home is not only a safe place for the dog to stay, it becomes a space for learning how to socialize with people and in some cases, also how to socialize with other pets. Your efforts prepare the dog for the upcoming adoption process and you are able to help ensure a smooth transition. You remain in touch with the rescue partners the whole time who will help guide you through the experience.
How often can I foster?
Many of our temporary foster homes come to discover that they enjoy the fostering process tremendously. Watching a dog that arrives shy and timid at the start, coming out of its shell over time with your love and attention is a very gratifying experience. While it will undoubtedly be sad to let the dog go once the adoption process has completed, you will find yourself filled with a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment, for the life you helped to save.
If you get into the habit of becoming a repetitive foster, you will increase your chances of discovering the type of dog that fits into your lifestyle best for when you are finally ready to fully adopt. Each dog that you take into your home and help get resettled in an adopting family is a wonderful success story! You gain more and more experience with a wide variety of dogs and this will essential in making the evential decision as to when you are ready to adopt.
To apply as a temporary foster, please complete this form and send.