There are many ways that you can help SSMR in a volunteer capacity. Not everyone is able to foster dogs, but there are many other tasks that we need assistance with.
Volunteers are needed to:
Fostering is one of the most important roles in our organization. Foster homes provide a safe, stable environment for our rescued mastiffs. Fostering is a very rewarding experience and helps our rescue effort greatly.
Foster homes provide temporary housing for rescued mastiffs – either short term emergency fostering (for a night or two) or longer term while a mastiff is brought back to health (if needed), gets a training refresher, and is adopted. It also provides us with an honest assessment of a dogs
temperament (habits, personality), which is instrumental in helping to match a dog to a prospective family.
To become a foster home, we follow a similar process as adoption, however instead of signing an adoption contract, a foster contract is signed. The first step is completing a foster application. Please complete the application only if you are ready and able to commit to fostering a dog.
Once we receive your application we will:
All this information helps us understand the type of dog who would be the best fit for you to foster. If you do not hear from us, it does not mean that you are not approved, we often keep applications to foster on file for when the right dog for the home comes in.
Other considerations for fostering:
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or foster home for SSMR, please fill out the form below.
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