Fostering a dog may not only change a dog's life but can also save their life. We would not be able to rescue dogs without people opening their homes and hearts to these unwanted souls. PSDR will match foster homes with a dog that meets the specific requirements of the foster home (kid/dog/cat friendly, large or small, young or old etc). We do not bring in dogs that are human or dog aggressive.
Prairie Sky Dog Rescue will provide all supplies needed, such as a kennel, food, leash, collar, and toys. Upon arrival into rescue, PSDR pays for all dogs to be assessed by a veterinarian, given age appropriate vaccines, dewormed, microchipped, treated for external parasites, and spayed/neutered (if the puppy is under 6 months of age the adopter signs a spay/neuter contract).
What we ask from our foster homes is that a loving home be provided; basic obedience, house and kennel training be worked on; and socialization done. We use positive reinforcement training methods and have several resources for fosters to learn about these techniques. We hold regular training days for our foster dogs and will cover the costs of formal obedience classes if necessary.
Upon intake, dogs go into an assessment period where we learn about the dog's character, quirks, needs, and any training requirements. This assessment period lasts a minimum of two weeks, but may be longer, based on the individual needs of the dog. Once a dog is adopted, the foster home takes a mandatory two week break which can be longer upon request. This allows fosters to spend some time with their own pets and family and avoid "Foster Burnout".
We also have a policy of one foster dog per family. This ensures the foster dogs are receiving appropriate attention and resident animals do not lose out on attention. We understand life happens and if something comes up and you need a temporary foster for your foster dog or need to have the foster dog moved,we will be happy to arrange this.
We are a foster home-based rescue and we rely on our dedicated foster homes to help save dogs’ lives.