Welcome to the
Foster Coordinator’s Corner!
is an area to help answer your questions and provide
go-to resources to ensure a successful fostering
period. As we develop this page, please let us know
if there are resources you would like to see added.
Thank you for opening your heart and home to a
rescue dog in need! Tailwaggers 911 operates out of
private foster homes to ensure the best environments
for our dogs. Thus, we are not able to be successful
in our mission without YOU!
does fostering a Tailwaggers 911 dog mean? How is it
different than the Foster-to-Adopt program?
Fostering a dog with
our rescue means providing a *temporary* home for
the dog while we work together to find the dog's
forever home. This is different from our five-day
Foster-to-Adopt program which is intended to provide
potential families with a five-day trial of a dog
they would like to adopt. Families that foster
cannot be guaranteed a specific foster dog in
advance. Our foster team will work with the
individual or family to identify potential dog(s)
that best fit their home and lifestyle.
How long can I
expect to have a foster dog?
There is no set
timeframe for fostering a dog. Our foster families
are an integral part of finding a home for their
foster dog! Great pictures, detailed profiles, fun
Facebook videos - all of these things help find the
perfect furever family.
If I foster, can
I go on vacation?
Yes! With enough
advance notice, we will arrange a temporary foster
for your foster dog while you enjoy some
well-deserved time off.
I do not have a
fenced-in yard, can I still foster?
specific dogs may require a fenced-in yard, it is
not a requirement for most of our dogs.
I'm going out of
town or on vacation - what about my foster dog?
Please contact the
foster team two weeks in advance of your trip. It is
helpful to have open communication regarding your
needs and time frame in which you will be away.
I'm almost out of
food! What do I do?
If an event is
coming up, let the event coordinator know that you
are in need of dog food so that sufficient food can
be brought to the event. Otherwise, send an email to
the address listed in the Contact Us section of our
website and let them know when you can pick it up.
I have a medical
concern about my foster dog - now what?
Your Foster Handbook
has the information on dealing with medical issues.
How do I update
my dog on the website?
Check your Foster
Handbook for the email address to send in new
pictures and profile updates.
Keeping your dog updated helps him/her find a new furever home!