Fostering helps "hard to adopt" dogs find homes
Some dogs come to DHA with a unique combination of factors that can make
them harder to find homes for. Potential adopters may overlook them due
to behavorial or psychological issues, medical conditions, being a
senior, and breed bias. As a result, these dogs often wait longer to
find that special person who is a perfect match to give them a forever
When the opportunity arises, they are placed with potential
adopters in a "foster to adopt" arrangement. This helps the dogs by
giving them a break from shelter life, and allows for an adjustment
period and a chance to ensure that the match will work out. Foster
parents are given support by the staff to help the transition become a
success, and DHA continues to pay for any medication and medical care
that the dogs require until their foster home becomes a forever home.
also places some animals in short or long term foster homes with
volunteers who are not planning to adopt but want to help prepare them
for a forever home. For more information about becoming a DHA foster parent visit dehumane.org/foster.
We thought it would be nice to share an
update about some of our longer term canine residents who have been
adopted recently, or are in the process of being adopted, by their foster families.
After a year and a half at DHA, father and son duo Frank Sinatra and Jack Sparrow both found forever homes this summer: Frank was adopted by his foster parent on July 16th, and Jack was adopted his foster parent on July 18th.
After nearly two years at DHA, Duie was adopted by his foster parent, a DHA staff member, on July 26th.
After about a year at DHA, Spencer was adopted by his foster parent on August 2nd.
In addition, the following dogs recently moved to foster homes with the hopes of making it permanent soon: Ed, Oriole, and Mocho.
Read the "happy tails" of each of these dogs by moving your cursor over the word "Notes" or clicking "Link" in the photo album below.
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