Often dogs land at the shelter pregnant or nursing very young puppies. An animal shelter is not a safe place for a new mother – getting them into a foster home as soon as possible is necessary to help her take care of herself and provide a safe place to give birth to her puppies. Fostering a mother dog and her puppies is a big job and typically lasts up to 8 to 10 weeks from after the puppies are born.
What’s required to become a Maternity Foster?
First, you will need to submit a foster application which involves a series of reference checks as well as a home check. We will then meet for an overview of the rescue, the adoption process & we will walk you through what’s involved in having an expectant mom or new mom in your home.