Fostering is one of the best ways to get involved in rescue. We are actively seeking additional foster homes. Foster homes provide a safe haven for deaf Dalmatians coming from shelters until we can find them “forever” homes. Most of the time it is a matter of life or death for these shelter dogs. Fostering can be a very rewarding experience, that you will remember the rest of your life.
Every day we hear of Dalmatians dying in shelters all over the country. With foster homes unavailable, we must let them go. The hard truth is that some shelters do not euthanize the animals humanely, so the dogs must suffer until the end. We have all the deaf Dalmatians that we pull out of shelters evaluated for temperament. We do not bring any dog into the rescue that is not people friendly. Any type of aggressive behavior on the dog’s part, will be evaluated by a Spotted Dog Dalmatian trainer. Some of the Dalmatians have never had love and training, and the foster home must provide that type of environment. Some have lived outside, tied to trees, and they my not be housebroken. Housebreaking training may also be needed.
The responsibility of a foster home is to provide shelter (indoor), love, training, exercise, and general care.
Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue will be financially responsible for any veterinary care it deems necessary for the fostered dog at a veterinarian of Dalmatian Rescue’s choice, only if prior approval has been received from Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue and Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue MUST be kept up to date of the medical needs to have funds approved.
Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue must be notified immediately if there is a medical emergency need, lost dog, dog bite incident, or aggression issues.
The rescue requires a weekly update of medical, emotional and
physical well being of each individual foster dog. Updated pictures are necessary to provide the most accurate information of the dog to possible adopters. If updated photos cannot be provided by the foster family then Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue will make arrangements for the dog’s photos to be updated.
Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue foster dogs are the sole property of the rescue until placement. This foster dog cannot be moved from the residence or state without prior permission or advanced notification to Spotted Dog Dalmatian Rescue.
If you would like to get involved with Dalmatian rescue, please fill out our volunteer application form. It basically lets us get to know you a little better. It also lets us know how we can best use your talents. It can be returned by clicking submit at the bottom of the page, printed and sent via snail mail, or dropped off any adoption event that we attend.