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​Is Fost​ering for Me ?

We have a special place in our hearts for the Pitties. They are absolutely the greatest dogs in the world. Every dog should be evaluated as an individual. Breed discrimination or visual appearance of a dog mean nothing.   Just like people any dog can be dangerous.  We must as a society become better educated about our companion animals. WE MUST protect our communities and other animals from any dangerous dog and in the end many end up suffering.

 

 Block headed dogs are  the most euthanized mixed breed in Colorado and in our nation. Colorado is embracing them and our attitude's are changing slowly.  We must promote needed education in Colorado. Education is needed and a must before begin licensed. A vet complete vet examination(worms, heartworm, fecal) must be required before adoption of any puppy or dog from a Rescue, Shelter or Puppy Store.

  

  • Fostering a dog or cat can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be a disaster. Finding that right match is essential!
  • For many individuals it is one of the most rewarding things they do in their lifetime. If you are new to fostering, it is essential to have a good support system and to understand your responsibilities, the rescue organization’s responsibilities and the expectations of both.
  • It is like going to work for a new company; what do you want to know before you go to work for a new company?
  • We are a group of experienced fosters and a support system that exists to help you get matched with the right Shelter or Rescue for a beneficial fostering or adoption experience .
  • We believe a good match and support system is the most important ingredient for success. 
  • TABTO.org Is here to support you.

FOSTERING AND ADOPTING FROM AN ANIMAL RESCUE

Colorado animal care facilities are obligated to follow very basic regulations as outlined by the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA), within the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Through our own personal experiences, however, we have found that in practice rescues are governed largely by themselves. Reputable rescues follow similar standards of care and protocols. Food, vet care, reliable lines of contact, and written policies and procedures should always be part of the process when working with any rescue organization. Above all, your instinctive feelings about your interactions should guide your decisions!

MAKE SURE THE RESCUE HAS LIABILITY INSURANCE. IF THEY DO NOT IT IS A BIG RED FLAG. Check out the ORGANIZATION before you get involved based on your emotions.


 A foster should never be paid for fostering a liter of puppies, that is a red flag.


Every animal entering Colorado from out of state must be examined by a vet to assess the animal’s health. If deemed in sufficient health to cross into the state, a Health Certificate will be issued by the sending vet and must accompany the dog or cat during transport, along with proof of age appropriate vaccines and a vet administered rabies vaccine certificate.

The assuming rescue generally has a basic idea of the dog’s health and is able to tell potential adopters of any known problems. As known, the animal’s temperament and any known background information should be disclosed to the foster provider or adopter.

TABTO.org urges you to become informed about rescues before doing business with them. Keep in mind, fostering with a reputable rescue is a great way to find a good match of a new furry family member as well! You can get to know the rescue along with getting to know the animal prior to making a long-term commitment (a process known as “fostering-to-adopt”).

Forming relationships with animals should be exciting and pain free! TABTO.org can assist and support you throughout the process of seeking a good fit for you and your lifestyle; contact us today!

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