Dear God, please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain,
and dear God I pray, as I run in the rain.
That someone will love me and give me a home,
a warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone.
My last owner tied me all day in the yard
They've chased me with sticks and hit me with
If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good,
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
That is, Dear God, if YOU'RE REALLY there!
NEVER punish a puppy for chewing.....
just be sure to provide the appropriate objects. Puppies need to
to stimulate the loss of their baby teeth and to help place their
|Fostering for Beebe
Fostering is wonderful, and even though it's hard to let your foster dog go, it's so worth it to see a delighted family and a happy dog and know that you really helped an animal get a wonderful home.
A foster home is a short-term safe haven for a rescued dog.
It is the most crucial yet scarce ingredient in canine rescue.
The more available foster homes, the more dogs we are able to rescue.
Below are the answers to some of the more common questions asked about fostering.
What do you mean by "foster"?
Temporary homes are needed for rescued dogs until permanent homes can be found. Temporary homes are called foster homes. We do not have a facility as of right now so dogs kept at the private home that is the center of the "humane society" have to stay in outdoor runs, and little ones are brought into crates at night as space allows.
What will be expected of me as a foster home?
Mostly, the animals just need love and attention. Some will need help with house breaking and crate training. If you want to start basic obedience training for the dog, that would be great, but it's certainly not required. Your current dogs will help with training, too. Believe it or not--dogs learn a lot just by observing. The first few days, the foster can mainly hang out and learn how your family does things. Some dogs require special care, such as post-medical attention, increasing weight or strength, socializing, building trust. Some dogs just require you.
We do ask that you bring the dog to any necessary vet appointments (all medical expenses are paid for by the Humane Society) and to at least 1-2 adoption events per month. We love when our foster homes send us information and updates on the dogs they are fostering... after all you know the dog better than anyone.
How long does a dog stay in foster care?
Foster dogs can be in foster care as little as a week and sometimes it takes several months to find the right home. We do not adopt out on a first come/first served basis. We strive to find the best home for our dogs, and therefore do not approve every application.
May I adopt my foster dog?
The Beebe Humane Society does not encourage or expect you to adopt your foster dog. We also recognize the realities of fostering, including the fact that foster families can fall in love with their foster dogs. Therefore, foster homes always have first right of adoption if they do fall in love and can't let their dog go. They also have significant say in the home their foster dog goes to, as they know the dog best and what environment it will flourish in.
May I choose which dogs I foster?
We will call you or set up a visit at the Humane Society and discuss and introduce any potential dog we're thinking of for you. You may certainly set limits on the kinds of dogs you foster. If you are asked to foster a dog that doesn't seem right for you, you can decline. If any foster dog you've accepted proves too difficult to handle, s/he can be placed elsewhere.
Will I become attached to the dog?
Yes, but when you meet the people who will provide a permanent loving home for the dog you've helped rescue, you will feel immense satisfaction to see them move on to their new and better life. If you choose to, you will then be able to foster another dog.
How much does it cost to foster a dog?
The cost is your time, energy and love. If you can provide the food for your foster dog, that is wonderful. However the Humane Society will be happy to provide food. We will also pay for all medical expenses at our vet and provide you with any needed medicines, including basic Heartworm prevention.
If you're interested in helping to save a life by fostering an animal, please go to our adoption application page. Fill out the online application and where it says "What is the name of the pet you are interested in?" please put fostering... and what type dogs. Someone will be in touch soon. Thank you for helping to save a life.
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