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Responsibilities Of A Special Needs Dog Foster

The attention and care of a special needs dog will vary based on the medical condition of the dog.  Every dog is unique and will have unique needs. At a minimum, you should be prepared to:

  • Some will be housebroken, but some will not. It may take a day or two for your fostered dog to get comfortable with you and its new environment, so please be patient and consistent.
  • Aid in the care and socialization of sick, injured or very young dogs.
  • Be attuned to changes with the dog and any illness and relate that information to the foster coordinator.
  • Spend time socializing on a daily basis with the foster dog.
  • Provide food, water, and other necessities.
  • Medicate the dog, if necessary under the guidance of the veterinarian.
  • Take the dog to designated veterinarian if required and approved to do so.
  • Be willing and able to transport the dog to veterinarian appointments.