Foster A Husky
Wanting to Foster a Husky?
Foster Carers play a vital role in saving the lives of our Siberian Husky rescues and helping prepare them for adoption. Fostering a Husky is a wonderful way to contribute by providing love and care to our huskies in need while they await their forever homes. The number of dogs we can bring into rescue depends on the amount of foster space we have available. We never have a shortage of dogs needing rescue, and for some, we are their only chance at a second chance.
Foster homes are our greatest asset and the resource we need the most. We can provide everything you need – crate, blankets, food and medical care. You provide a safe and secure home where our dog will be loved and cared for until they find their forever family. Our goal is to make your foster care experience enjoyable and rewarding and ensure you are fully supported along the way.
Please review below FAQ and if still have a question, do not hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear from you. If you think you can give a rescue dog a loving and safe home for a short time until they find their forever home, please fill out the application below.
And remember, even spreading the word is helping! If you have a friend or family member who is interested in becoming a foster care volunteer, please give them our contact details or ask them to apply.
Please review FAQs below before applying, and if you are ready to open your home and your heart to a husky in need fill out the form to get started.
Why do you need foster carers?
We simply can’t rescue huskies in need if we don’t have homes to place them in. Foster carers play a vital role in saving the lives of Siberian Huskies and helping prepare them for adoption.
What do you look for in a foster carer?
The main thing we look for in foster carers is understanding of the breed and commitment to provide the dog with best possible care. Some of the dogs come into our rescue with a sad past, and it takes time to rebuild their trust. Foster carers need to be patient but persistent to ensure the dog can be rehabilitated. We will support you along the way by providing advice, and arranging training if required. Our goal is to make your foster care experience enjoyable and rewarding and ensure you are fully supported along the way.
What does fostering a dog involve?
Foster families provide a rescue dog a loving and safe home for a period of time until they find their forever home. You need to make sure you can give the dog enough attention, exercise and invest time into their training if required.
How long do the dogs spend in their foster homes?
The length of the foster dogs stay in a foster home varies significantly and there is no way to determine how long they will need a foster. Some stay in foster homes anywhere from a few days to several months. If at any time you need assistance with taking care of your foster furkid (going on vacation, etc) we will provide them with a place to stay while you are gone. Additionally, if you can no longer foster for any reason, we ask that where possible you give us 3 weeks notice to find another suitable foster home.
What does Homes for Huskies Rescue provide to foster carers?
Homes for Huskies Rescue Inc will cover all financial obligations. We will pay for all the medical and veterinary expenses, food, collar, leash and tag.
Some of our carers are happy to cover the cost of food for their foster dog which enables the rescue to use that money for saving other dogs and other rescue related costs. This is a choice not an expectation.
What are my responsibilities as a foster home/carer?
As a foster home for Homes for Huskies Rescue Inc, you will need to provide, meals, basic training, exercise and love for the dog. We will provide you with everything else you need. We ask that you provide us with regular updates on your foster dog so that we can use this information to find them a suitable home.
How do I become a foster carer?
Firstly, to apply to become a foster carer you need to complete and application on our website https://homesforhuskies.org.au/foster/ We will need you to send through the photos of your backyard/fencing to make sure it is suitable to host a husky.
Once we receive your application, one of our members will be in contact with you to discuss your application further. We will also need to conduct a yard inspection if you decide to proceed with your application, and become a foster carer.
Once formalities are done, we will look at matching you to the dog that will be most suitable for you based on your circumstances.
What if I can no longer keep my foster dog?
We understand that life events may happen that require a dog to be moved immediately, we ask where possible to give as much notice as possible about when you are no longer able to foster so that we can prepare for the animal’s transition.
What if my foster needs to go to the vet?
If your foster needs to go to the vet, Homes for Huskies Rescue Inc will cover all veterinary expenses. More details on this will be provided to you if you become an approved foster home.
What if I need help with training my foster dog?
Dogs that come into Homes for Huskies Rescue Inc are on a wide spectrum of training. Some dogs require little to no training, while other dogs (especially very young dogs, or dogs who have never been a family pet) require more training. The rescue will be there to provide guidance and support on training your foster dog. If more expertise is needed we have trainers that we work with that we will connect you with. We know that foster families have different abilities in regards to time and commitment, we ask that you put in as much time as possible training your foster dog as this makes them more adoptable.
What if I already have a dog of my own?
Many people who currently own dogs, foster with Homes for Huskies Rescue Inc. Your current dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations and be spayed/neutered. Exposing your dog to other animals is always a health risk, rather that be on walks, in the park, or at the vet. If you dog is up to date on vaccinations and is healthy the risk is minimal.
What if I want to keep my foster dog forever?
Great! We have had a lot of fosters adopt their foster dogs. Fosters are given first priority in the case of adoption if this is the most suitable home for them.
Will I be responsible for getting the foster dog adopted?
No, but we do need your help. Once the dog has settled in your care we will ask you to complete a small questionnaire about your foster dogs personality, likes and dislikes ect. This will be used to create a profile written by one of our writers to advertise the dog for adoption. We may also ask you to take photos for the adoption profile. Foster dogs need to be made available for adoption meets and greets with successful adoption applicants.
We do not ask that you have these meets and greets in your home, but we will need you to be able to take them to ‘meet and greets’ organised by the rescue. One of our experienced team members attend and facilitate the meet and greet.
What will I have to pay for?
We can provide everything you need – crate, blankets, food and medical care. You provide a safe and secure home where rescue dog will be loved and cared for until they find their forever family.
What support can you provide?
We will be there to support you through your fostering journey by via phone/email or our private Facebook group. Our goal is to make your foster care experience enjoyable and rewarding and ensure you are fully supported along the way.
I can’t offer to foster, but is there anything else I do to help?
You can make a donation via our website https://homesforhuskies.org.au/donate/ to help us cover pound and vet fees, provide food and other necessities for dogs in our care. Every dollar that comes into the rescue goes directly back to saving these beautiful dogs.
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Still have a Question?
We would love to hear from you!