The purpose of a foster home is to provide a rescued German Shepherd with a temporary care giver to provide care until a suitable permanent home is found. The term “foster home” refers to one or more individuals over age 21, legally entering into a contract with the rescue. The process to become a foster home is the same as that of an adoption. Below are a list of the requirements that must be met to become a foster home for JLGSR:
** Fill out and submit the online Foster Application. This allows us to review and ensure a perfect match for you and the dog. It also provides us the opportunity to check that all foster requirements are addressed for the dogs safety and that of your family.
** Experience. You must have previous experience owning or being around not only large dog but German Shepherds.
** Daily Care. The foster home will provide its rescue German Shepherd with all the care and attention necessary to ensure the dog’s optimum health and well-being. This will include providing sufficient food, water, exercise, socialization, obedience training, veterinary care, including transportation to and from veterinary clinic, annual vaccinations, de-worming, , monthly flea/tick/heartworm preventative. JLGSR will reimburse the foster home for all approved veterinary expenses.
** Veterinary Care. The foster home will provide its rescue German Shepherd with all necessary veterinary care as required by JLGSR. The vet will be an approved veterinarian by JLGSR. Any and all expenses must be pre-approved by the rescue and will be reimbursed to the foster upon receipt of receipts.
** Housing and Exercise. The foster home will house the rescue German Shepherd indoors. The dog will not be tied to a doghouse or to a chain, nor left unsupervised in a yard, even if the yard is fenced. The foster home will provide the rescue German Shepherd with an adequately fenced yard or will walk the dog on a leash daily for exercise. At no time will any rescue German Shepherd be allowed to run loose/off-leash. No invisible fencing is allowed for an JLGSR foster dog.
** Meet & Greet. The foster home will either allow potential adopters to come to their home for the meet and greet appointments or agree to bring the rescue dog to a previously agreed upon location for the meetings.
** Adoption & Fundraising Events. The foster parent agrees to bring the rescue dog to pre-arranged adoption and/or fundraising events. If the foster parent is unable to attend events, they agree to provide access to the dog to other rescue volunteers so that the dog may attend the events.
Jett's Legacy works individually with each potential adopter to assure a good match and successful placement. By adopting a rescue dog you have also given us the opportunity to save another life. The specific adoption process can vary and includes:
** Fill out and submit the online Adoption Application. This allows us to review and ensure a perfect match for you and the dog. It also provides us the opportunity to check that all adoption requirements are addressed for the dogs safety and that of your family.
** Vet Check. Contact your veterinarian to give them permission to speak with a rescue volunteer. We will ask them to provide us with information the care provided to your pets. For example, are they UTD on shots, on flea/tick/heartworm preventative, etc.)
** Telephone and or email consultation . Contact us and leave your name and phone number and/or email, along with a convenient time to return your call. Because we are an all volunteer organization, we try to return all calls within 24-48 hours. When the volunteer calls back, they will go over our requirements for adoption as well as answer any questions you might have. It's a good idea to write down your questions so you won't forget.
** Home Check. A representative from the rescue will contact you to set up a time to come to your home and determine if it would be a safe environment for a dog. We will check for things like yard conditions, sleeping arrangements for your new pet, safety hazards such as childrens toys, swimming pools, house plants, etc.
** "Meet & Greet" with selected animals. This is great time to ask questions, voice concerns, discuss what you love in a dog, what you’d rather avoid as well as insure that all family members, both 2-legged and 4-legged get along with your new family member, etc.
** Adoption is started. Our only concern is to match you and our dogs with a safe and caring environment, and provide you with devoted, loving, loyal companion that matches your situation.
** 10 day trial period. A full refund of the adoption fee, less any administrative fee, should the adoption not work, or another dog.
** Checkup at the conclusion of the trial.
** Completion of the adoption process.
** Any additional follow up or assistance required.
Please remember --- We are all volunteers, most work full time at day jobs, have our own dogs and families and are doing this to make a difference in the lives of needy dogs who have already been through enough misfortune. We appreciate your patience while we work through the application approval processes.