- It is recommended that new dogs
are kept segregated for 10 days before introducing them into
your pack. This is to insure your new foster does not get sick and in turn
pass it on to your dogs. If you do not do this and the dog becomes sick
and gets other dogs in your household sick it will be your responsibility
to treat your personal dogs.
- Some exceptions to keeping new
fosters segregated would be if your dog was in temp foster care prior
to arriving to your home or was put into boarding before the dog arrived (which
most of our dogs are). If you have questions about this please let us
- Fosters are required to take
the last leg of transport to pick up their foster dog. If you own personal dogs, do not bring
your personal dog along on the transport.
In general, it is a good idea that your foster dog has at least a
day or so to de-stress before you attempt to do introductions with your
personal pets. If you have
questions about how to properly introduce dogs, please ask for guidance.
- It is a MUST that all foster dogs wear an ID tag!! It can be something generic like "Catahoula Rescue" and then your phone number and city/state. This way you can use it on another foster when your current one is adopted.