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***FOSTER HOMES NEEDED***
***Click here for >> Foster Application***
Eskie Rescuers United rescues stray, orphaned, unwanted or abused Eskies from humane societies, pounds, shelters, or from owners who need to find a new home for their Eskies. We are ALWAYS in need of foster homes for these dogs until they can be adopted. It's vacation season and people are leaving town- and dumping their dogs!! We're desperate for foster homes-- help!!
The primary role of the foster home is to evaluate the new Eskie as to health, behavior and temperament, as follows:
Determine what medical needs the Eskie has, such as routine vaccinations, heartworm tests (and heartworm treatment, if necessary), being spayed/neutered, having their teeth cleaned, etc. In the case of our more severely abused or neglected dogs, the foster home ensures that the dog gets the medical attention required to get him/her back to optimal health.
BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT
1. Evaluate the dog for behavioral issues and work to correct any undesirable traits exhibited by the dog. These may include not being housebroken, needing basic obedience training (including learning to walk on a leash), excessive barking, etc.
2. Evaluate the dog's temperament: is he/she friendly, aggressive, shy, scared, submissive? How does the dog get along with other dogs, cats, children, men, women, strangers, and so on? The foster home will then be responsible for providing the proper training and socialization needed to make the dog adoptable.
After the assessment and vetting of the dog, the foster home provides ERU with bio information and pictures, so the dog can be posted on ERU's website and on Petfinder.com. Sometimes our foster homes also participate in adoption events that provide additional exposure both to the foster dog and to Eskie Rescuers United.
ERU pays for the cost of all vetting and medical needs of our foster dogs, including heartworm and flea/tick medications. The foster home provides for the dog's food, treats and toys and is not reimbursed for those expenses by ERU.
Fostering a rescue dog can be a lot of work and responsibility. Some of these dogs were never provided proper socialization or medical care, and therefore are not perfectly behaved or impeccably groomed. MANY of our fosters come from deplorable situations and may need a lot of tender loving care to get them cleaned up, be taught how to trust again, or just simply realize what it's like to be loved and cherished!
Before applying to become a new foster home, please ask yourself (and your family members) if you have enough time and patience, as well as the understanding of the Eskie breed, to care properly for a rescue dog. Fostering can be an incredibly rewarding labor of love, and you can make all the difference in the world to the dog(s) you foster.
If you are interested in fostering an Eskie, please go to: our website, www.eskierescuers.org and sign-in and complete a foster application. Thank you for your interest in wanting to help care for these beautiful white dogs!
"Saving just one dog won't change the world...
...but surely, the world will change for that one dog!"
Whenever possible Eskie Rescuers United tries to adopt out its dogs locally (or at least to adopters in adjoining states to where I'm being fostered). Please note that ERU processes LOCAL adoption applications before considering those from out of state.
If I'm not local to you, as explained above, and you really have your heart set on me, you will have to make special arrangements so ERU can get me to you safely (for example, flying me to you at your own expense, or paying a transport group to drive me to you). Note: We may ask that you to make a donation to cover transport costs if the distance is great and we have trouble finding transport drivers.
There is an adoption fee required; and, please be aware, Eskie Rescuers United will not adopt out its dogs as outdoor dogs.
Eskie Rescuers United American Eskimo Dog Rescue, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please click the donation button below to make a tax-deductible donation through PayPal and help make a difference to even one American Eskimo dog!