THAT GOLDEN MOMENT…
Become an integral part of a surrendered
Golden Retriever’s journey to finding
a loving new family and forever
home. Witness first hand
the joy of positively
It will change
STARTS NOW WITH YOU
Do you enjoy Golden Retrievers? Would you like to make a positive impact in the lives of surrendered Golden Retrievers? Would witnessing small and large achievements in rescued Golden Retrievers bring a smile to your face? Do you have extra love to give?
If so, become a part of GRRoW’s foster family team!
The primary purpose of becoming a GRRoW foster family is to provide a safe and loving home environment to a Golden Retriever who has been surrendered into GRRoW. A safe, stable, and caring home environment help the dog’s confidence to grow as well as its personality to unfold. As this transformation occurs, GRRoW’s volunteers evaluate the dog’s behaviors and habits, determine its needs, and help you prepare the fostered dog for its permanent home.
Foster families are an integral part of GRRoW. Without adequately trained foster families, we are limited in the number Golden Retrievers we can help. Fostering is great way to help GRRoW as you enjoy the companionship of a Golden while watching the Golden’s personality blossom. By being a foster family, you will reap rewards of nurturing your foster, giving it your love, watching its progress and the matching it with just the right family.
As foster family, you can volunteer to foster a dog coming into GRRoW that best fits your family dynamics. Fostering is a responsibility, so GRRoW will provide you with a Dog Advocate (DA) to help you guide you through the process of the foster journey.
Numerous long-time foster families have shared with us how amazing it feels when they match their foster dog with a loving family. Not only do they know they have placed their foster dog in wonderful home, but they are also now able to begin the incredible foster journey again with another Golden Retriever in need. If you are hesitant to foster because you are afraid you will become too attached to your foster dog, don’t worry, we have a plan! You can let your DA know of your wish to adopt before your foster dog is cleared for adoption to another family, but please know that each fostered Golden Retriever that you bring into your home is one more life you have positively impacted.
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES IF I FOSTER ?
WHAT EXPERIENCE AND RESOURCES SHOULD A FOSTER FAMILY HAVE
HOW DOES GRRoW HELP ME IF I FOSTER?
WHAT DO I DO NEXT IF I AM INTERESTED IN FOSTERING?
SPECIALIZED FOSTER TRAINING
Many of these Golden Retrievers can and will go on to live wonderful lives with your help and dedication
There are times when Goldens come into GRRoW with special needs that require extra care from their foster family. These Goldens range from puppies to seniors and have a myriad of needs…from needing extra training to needing major surgery. Whatever the needs may be, GRRoW has a wonderful support system in place.
Dogs with medical/behavior or other special needs almost always requires a longer stay with their foster family. In addition to specialized training and the assistance of your Dog Advocate you will have access to a behaviorist, trainers, and many others support groups.
Possible needs in addition to basic foster care:
RETIRED BREEDING/COMMERCIAL DOGS
Most dogs from these facilities have endured psychological and emotional stress throughout their lives with little to no socialization or exposure to everyday experiences. Many can exhibit higher levels of fear and can require months to rehabilitate.
Retired breeding/commercial dogs almost always requires a longer stay with their GRRoW foster families. In addition to specialized training, you will have access to a behaviorist and trainers.
Possible needs in addition to basic foster care :
We never know when or where a foster Golden Retriever will come from, we often don’t know its age, and we rarely know all the stories it has to share…but, we do know that this foster Golden Retriever wants love and attention and a family to call its own.
Become an integral part of a surrendered Golden Retriever’s journey to finding a loving new family