Tonawanda News — “If you have the time and desire to want to help and can offer an animal some much needed love,” Stunkel said “then you might make a great foster home for an animal.”
Many foster homes, as one can imagine, grow very attached to their fosters and find it difficult to say goodbye and adopt them out. The organization understands this and has a foster to adoption option. These families have been coined “foster failures.” Having the foster home turn into the permanent home is something BDSC likes to see.
If you are interested in adopting a critter companion from this organization you can visit their website www.blackdogsecondchance.org or their Facebook page found through our page. Filling out an application will put you in touch with the foster home that has that individual dog. They can answer questions you have and update you on the animal’s preferences. The last step is for the foster family to take the potential pet to a home visit to meet the new family after a veterinarian reference is confirmed.
Stunkel says that most animals are in the rescue for at least three weeks before being listed, and all of them are taken to a veterinarian and vaccinated. During that time the foster homes learn the individual’s behavior.
“We often know if a dog is good with children, cats, other dogs, if they are housetrained, crate trained, and if they are high energy or more laid back just to name a few things,” Stunkel said.
Being able to provide this information to a potential family allows for a more transparent adoption process.
“We provide them with an adoption folder which provides helpful information for training and includes all the animals vetting records as well as a free first vet visit certificate to a vet of their choice,” she added.