Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you are:
If you are interested in learning more about fostering, Petfinder has a great article to help if you’re considering fostering:
Hopeful Tails retains legal control of all animals. Foster Families are not authorized to make any legal or medical decisions on his/her behalf.
Our organization makes no guarantees or statements regarding the dog’s age, breed, health, or temperament. While we have made every effort to provide accurate history and assessment of the dog, Hopeful Tails is not able to guarantee the dog’s age, breed, medical status, behavior or disposition. Hopeful Tails is available for consultation, advice and assistance pertaining to the health, training and compatibility of the dog.
All medical expenses that are approved by the Hopeful Tails Board and treated through Hopeful Tails approved veterinary office will be covered by Hopeful Tails.
We cannot accommodate people fulfilling court-ordered community service within the Foster Care Program. We do not accept those convicted of violent crimes or crimes involving animal cruelty or neglect into this program.
Students seeking credit for school service requirements should speak with the Foster Care Coordinator to discuss the program before proceeding.
Upon returning a foster animal to Hopeful Tails, there will be a brief questionnaire about your foster animal’s behavior and personality that must be completed.