FOSTER HOMES DESPERATELY NEEDED!
The more foster homes we have, the more dachshunds we can take into rescue. Do you...
• Love dachshunds?
• Think having an additional dog would be fun, but are not sure if you are ready?
• Have a dachshund who loves other dogs, but you are not quite ready for the commitment of two permanent dogs?
• Like the idea of helping to find homes for unwanted dachshunds in Southern California?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then Southern California Dachshund Rescue (SCDR) needs your help!
Since 1994, SCDR has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed hundreds of dachshunds. We do not kennel our doxies while they are waiting for homes; we rely on the kindness of our foster parents, and entrust them to take good care of our doxies until they find their forever homes. Most dachshunds will need to be in foster care for one to three weeks, depending upon their condition at intake and the availability of permanent homes.
Qualifications for Fostering
Although we would love to accommodate everyone interested in volunteering, we do have a few basic requirements.
• You must be at least 21 years of age.
• You must fill out an application, participate in a phone interview and welcome a home check from one of our volunteer coordinators.
• You must own your home or have permission from your landlord to have dogs in your home, and your home must be secure and dog-safe. Although we do not require our foster parents to currently own dachshunds, they should have some experience with the particular personality and needs of the dachshund. We will provide educational materials and training, as necessary.
Responsibilities of the Foster Family
• Provide food, water, exercise, toys and love to their foster dachshunds.
• Observe the behavior of the dachshund and report any issues to SCDR.
• Implement training techniques as recommended.
• Provide a safe, temporary home for dachshunds in need.
Although wonderful companion animals who deserve loving, safe, forever homes, rescue doxies are far from perfect! Many have been surrendered by their former owners for minor issues such as mild separation anxiety, dominance behavior, mild aggression, barking, puppy behaviors (chewing) or housetraining issues. We believe these issues can be remedied, and we give our foster parents the tools they need to help their charges overcome these problems.
Foster Families are NOT Responsible For
• Finding a home for the dachshund.
• Paying for any medical treatment or medication.
• Conducting home checks or interviewing potential owners.
Our foster parents will need to have patience and be able to set consistent boundaries. Also, it is beneficial if our foster parents either work from home, are retired or are otherwise home much of the day.
If you are interested in fostering for SCDR, the first step will be for you to fill out an application. Please email us for more information.