Many of the dogs we rescue were abused and neglected. They spent most—if not all—of their lives without having basic needs met.
Thes pups need a lot of TLC. We cannot rescue dogs only to place them in a clean cage and expect them to succeed in life or a family. A HavaHeart foster family is loving, compassionate, and patient. And they make all the difference in the lives of our rescues.
Our rescue pups need help learning how to be a member of the family. They need to learn that not all humans want to hurt them. They need to learn how to play, walk on a leash, and interact with people and other pets.
A loving foster home is the first and most important step on the journey to rehabilitation. Our foster families experience the joy and satisfaction of a job well done as they witness the dog in their care flourish into a confident and healthy pet. The quicker we can get a rescue into a foster home, the sooner they start to forget their past and learn how to become a socialized pet.
A foster home shares their home with a rescued dog. They provide food, shelter, toys, walks, and lots of attention—as if the dog was their own—until an adoptive home is found.
A few things a HavaHeart foster family will do:
Foster families are invited to help us in the placement process by recruiting potential adoptive families and interviewing prospective adoptive placements. Many foster families complete a home visit if they wish (to make sure the family is a good fit for the dog). All final placement decisions are made by HavaHeart’s board of directors. The insight of the foster family as well as their bond with the dog is highly valued and taken into consideration.
Foster families meet the same requirements as any adoptive family. To be considered, you must . . .
HavaHeart Rescue walks with you if this is your first time or one hundredth time to foster. This list is some of the things we provide: