Foster a Dog – Chicago Families Needed
Chicago dog foster families needed for ROMP Rescue, please consider helping us and foster a dog! Please share! We would love to continue to take on more pooches but we have a few rescues that are still in need of foster families. Do you have room in your heart and home this year to foster a dog? Do you know someone that might be interested in fostering a dog? Fostering these pooches would be a great way to start off 2013 and an easy way to directly change peoples lives! Foster FAQ page here and foster application here!
We have a few different types of Chicago dog foster families needed for those that want to foster a dog:
- 2 senior male Italian Greyhounds that are bothers and are in need of a forever home or a foster home. We do not want to split them up. They are a sweet duo and just need a family and fur friends to enjoy life with!
- 2 senior female Italian Greyhounds that are sisters and are in need of a forever home or a foster home. Once again, we will not split these sisters up. Tiz and Uzee lived together with two human sisters (how fitting) but their humans had to move into an assisted living home that did not allow pets. These fur ladies are kind and cute, both passed the Canine Good Citizen Test, and do well with children and other pets. Check out Tiz and Uzee here.
- 1 male large dog (a pointer mix) named Buddy. He’s younger, playful and loves life. We specialize in small breeds so if you or anyone you know would want to foster or adopt this loving larger guy, let us know! More on Buddy here.
- 1 former female mill mom Italian Greyhound named Pippa. We are looking for a foster home that has experience with IG’s or a forever family that would be able to provide her the love and patience as she continues to shed the fear she had from being in a mill. She has made great strides thus far and we want her to continue to blossom. Check out Pippa here.
- 1 former male mill dad Italian Greyhound named Abeeku. We are looking for that wants to foster a dog, has experience with IG”s, has well behaved (ideally submissive) dog(s) in the home, and understands the small victories in nurturing a mill rescue IG back to a pampered life outside of a mill.
There are many benefits for those that want to foster a dog:
- If you are on the fence about adopting another dog (or your first dog), it’s like a trial run! You can test it out and keep the foster if it makes sense for your family
- It’s a feel good thing. When you foster a dog and he/she finds their forever home, it’s so rewarding to know you helped not only the life of that dog, but your kindness to the pooch will forever change the life of his or her forever family too
- If you are helping to rehabilitate a former mill mom or dad, the daily victories are amazing to experience. The journey the mill dog has once rescued is truly life changing and to witness and share that experience with your rescue is beyond rewarding.
- When you take in senior IG’s it’s GREAT! They are (usually) potty trained, know at least the basic commands, are beyond the teething / rowdy phase of puppies and are calmer! Senior IG’s should just be called lap warmers because that is what they do best! They enjoy the finer things in life like treats, warm laps, sun bathing and belly rubs!
- If you want more tax deductions, fostering a pet from a 501(c)(3) rescue can help bring your taxable income down 🙂 It shouldn’t be your only reason to foster but it sure is a great perk!