What is a foster home
When you open your home to fostering a dog you take care of him or her for a short period of time or until they are ready to travel to their new home. This can mean taking care of them for a week or up to a few months, and it all depends on the age, medial condition of the dog, and how quickly they are adopted.
All expenses are covered.
Below are some dogs who need a foster home in Bansko. If you can help, then please get in touch.
Becoming a foster home
We rely on people to open their homes for local dogs in need: whether that’s because they’re small, little cuties who need attention and nurturing, have an injury and need a quiet, safe space to recover, or they are weeks away from going to their new family and a home environment will help them the most on their journey.
However, as a responsible dog rescue shelter, we do have some rules to be considered a foster home:
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- If you rent your home, then you must have consent from your landlord to have a dog.
- All dogs/cats in your home must up to date with vaccines, and neutered should the street dog not be.
- You must be open to having a home visit from a Bansko Street Dogs representative. We will need to see the areas of the home where the dog will be allowed, and also visit with family members and current pets.
- You agree to never allow the dog to be left unattended with young children.
ALL MEDICAL CARE FOR FOSTER DOGS IS COMPLETED AT THE VET CLINIC AND WILL REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL. EXPENSES WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM BANSKO STREET DOGS WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.
Bansko Street Dogs is a volunteer organization. We will review all foster & adoption applications as soon as is practicable, so we ask you to be patient when waiting for a decision. If you have questions about applying to be a foster carer, please contact us.
Meet and greet
If you are in Bansko, then we will arrange a visit to meet any resident dogs and your family members to come meet your prospective foster dog.
We will arrange for one of our volunteers to visit you and your family to ensure you have a secure place, as well as to check for any hazards.
This is the exciting bit… you can now collect your dog and the start of your beautiful friendship can begin! You will need to sign our fostering or adoption agreement, as is relevant to you. This is to ensure the dog receives the high level of care it deserves, for however long you are together.
We want to make sure that you and the dog are settling well, and so we will follow up with a visit to ensure that things are all going well for you all where possible. Any problems, questions or concerns can be dealt with, although you can contact us at any time if you do have any questions regarding your new arrival.