About Foster Carers
carers play a vital role in helping to save the lives of dogs who may face being destroyed, often over something as simple
as a lack of kennel space
Foster carers create a greater opportunity for a dog to be rehomed as it is often difficult
to obtain a true assessment of a dog’s personality and temperament in the kennel environment. A dog being cared for
in a stable home environment will soon be shaped into a healthy, stable animal both physically and mentally
the majority of dogs adapt well to kennel life it is not an ideal situation for any dog. Foster carers are able to provide
essential love, training and understanding that these neglected, unwanted or abandoned animals so desperately need
Each dog that is released into foster care leaves behind a vacant kennel space which means that another dog from our waiting
list is able to come into our care
Veterinary and Feeding Costs
Happy Staffie Rescue will cover the cost of veterinary fees. More details
of this are available in the Foster Carers Contract
All food and feeding bowls will be provided by us, as will
a suitable lead and collar. The collar will be fitted with a disc displaying details of Happy Staffie Rescue and must be worn
by the dog at all times when outdoors. Bedding can be provided by upon request. Any extra costs such as dog safety gate’s,
toys etc will be the responsibility of the foster carer
Terms of Fostering
We will ask you to have several meetings with a dog before an agreement is made regarding fostering. This
is to ensure that both you and the dog are happy with one another so as to prevent mismatches and “yo-yoing”;
if a dog is constantly placed with and removed from foster care and kennel, behavioural and psychological problems can occur.
Therefore, it is essential that you are committed and that the dog you choose to foster is the right dog for you and your
Unfortunately, we are unable to give a clear indication of the length of time a dog will be in your care
before finding an adoptive family
You will need to have your own transport to be able to collect the dog for fostering.
Happy Staffie Rescue cannot fund transport costs.
You must agree to allow prospective adoption applicants into
your home to visit the dog. All applicants will have been verbally interviewed by our welfare / rehoming manager.
A monthly review will be made in the interests of you, your family and the dog. As a foster carer you are always welcome
to contact us for any reason relating to the dog in your care
If you decide you wish to adopt the dog that you
are caring for the normal adoption procedure will be adhered to.
When a suitable permanent home is found for the
dog, a mutual time and date will be arranged for a member of the Happy Staffie Rescue team and the dog’s new adoptive
owner to meet at your property for collection of the dog. Alternative arrangements can be made when and where necessary.
The Fostering Application Procedure is as follows
You will be required to complete
a Foster Scheme Application form to tell us about you, your home and any experience and knowledge you have of the Staffordshire
bull terrier breed
You will have an informal telephone interview with our Dog Welfare and Rehoming Manager which
will enable you to ask any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer
A home check will take place at
your property to assess the suitability of your home and that there is an adequate, safe and secure garden / exercise area
for the dog
Successful applicants will be required to complete a Foster Scheme Contract To speak to us about becoming a foster carer please call 0843 289 6163 or