Printer Deliveries Explained
How do you let your foster dog go to a different family?
Falling in love with dogs is part of the fun of fostering, however we all try to keep in mind that if we don't let them go, we can't save more. For each dog that we foster, it opens another kennel at the shelter for a stray dog. Each time a dog gets adopted from a foster home, it opens up the home to foster another dog and so on. Fosters and letting goes actually saves more dogs than we can even count! One thing that helps is we tend to get plenty of updates because new parents love to show off their new family member!
What if the adoption doesn't work out?
Unfortunately, this can happen. When an adoption doesn't work out, we try to have the original foster take the dog back in to their home, if not we will find a similar home for them to go to while they wait on their forever home and family.
What if this is my first time fostering?
Speak has many seasoned fosters and many ways for communication. Through social media, training, your foster lead, and attending adoption events, we try to make sure all of our fosters have the tools and support they need. Similar to any dog or cat you would take in, patience is key. Considering where most of the dogs and cats come from, by giving them food and love you are already half way done!
Do I need to own my own dog?
You do not need to currently have a dog. In fact, we often get dogs in that need to be the only dog in the house.
Does every dog find a home?
This is always our goal and what we strive to do every day. Sometimes this process is fast, and others can take longer to find their forever home. We make our best effort to find every dog a home. Our secret weapons are the volunteers and fosters we have that help us get the word out to their friends and family through social media.
Where does the dog go when I am at work?
Similar to making sure the dogs finding the perfect forever home, we do try to put dogs and fosters together that have similar schedules and activity volume. If the foster needs to kennel the dog, Speak has many different sized kennels and crates that can be used. Some of fosters also try to give the dogs more room by sectioning off part of their home that the dog feels comfortable in while they are out.
Who watches the dog when I go on vacation?
Naturally, the sooner we know about the vacation, the sooner we can start planning. We try to have the dog move to another foster who is able to take them in. If there is no one available, we do have a boarding facility that we work with and trust.
What happens if I want to adopt my foster dog?
This does happen and it is called "foster failing". Even though failing can often lead to no more fosters because you have a "full" house, Speak is always happy to see a dog find their perfect home! However, when this happens it means there is one less home that we can use for the incoming dogs. This is also why we are constantly looking for good fosters!
If I know someone who wants to adopt my foster dog, do they still need to fill out an application?
Yes, we require all adopters to fill out an application for all of our dogs. It is very common and actually one of our favorite ways to find our adopters, through our fosters! We just need to do our diligence in making sure the dogs and cats find their perfect forever home.
What do I do if my foster runs away?
If your rescue does run away, communicating this to your foster lead as soon as possible is important. Speak does have a good support system within and around the central Ohio community. If needed, our social media team will creates posts to contact all of our followers and team to get people out looking, making signs and anything else that could help us get the dog safely back to the foster home.