Why fostering is important....

Dachshund Paws and Pals is not a kennel operated organization. All of our dogs are fostered at volunteer homes.

Why Foster?
Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have because you are saving a life. By temporarily taking a dog in need into your home, you will be:

  • Increasing that dog’s chance of being adopted.

By fostering a dog, you are the link between them and a potential home. If you foster a dog, you have the ability to transform that shelter dog into a dog that anyone would be honored to have as a pet. Dogs get stressed in shelter conditions. Shelters are noisy with limited one-on-one interaction. The dogs don’t get enough exercise, training, or socialization. With time, many dogs develop psychological issues as pent-up energy, frustration, aggression, or boredom builds making them undesirable in the public eye.

  • Helping Dachshund Paws & Pals Rescue learn about the dog’s personality.

By interacting with your foster dog every day, you will learn about his/her unique personality and any behavioral issues. It’s hard to know much about a dog when he/she is living in a shelter environment with several other dogs. Placing a dog in a foster home helps us learn if a he/she likes children, likes other dogs, begs at the table, chases cats, barks when crated, knows basic commands, has high or low energy, etc. The possibilities of what a foster family will learn about a dog are limitless.

  • Saving a dog’s life.

Dachshund Paws & Pals is almost always at capacity, and we are unable to take in more dogs until additional foster homes open up. By taking a foster dog into your home, you are actually saving two lives: the life of your foster dog and the life of the dog who takes his/her place in the shelter.

  • Keeping the rescue alive and operational.

Dachshund Paws and Pals would cease to exist if it weren’t for its foster homes. We depend entirely on foster homes because we do not have a shelter. If it weren’t for all of our generous foster families, our rescue would cease to exist

  • Enriching your own life.

It has been proven that volunteering is good for YOU! It makes a person feel good about themselves when lending a hand.  Fostering a dog is a way to give back to your community. If you love animals, there is nothing more rewarding than helping a homeless dog!  People who become volunteers usually lead richer, happier, and more satisfying lives than those who don't volunteer.

  • Able to help without spending much money.

If you don’t have the money to donate to animal rescues and shelters, you can donate your time by fostering. The only thing you are required to provide to your foster dog is LOVE.  Dachshund Paws will take care of the rest.

With the help of our amazing foster families, Dachshund Paws & Pals has saved the lives of many dogs! But we can’t do it without you. Fostering a dog is not a lifetime commitment; it is a commitment to saving a life.


Interested in fostering:

Please fill out the questionairre ; on the line that asks who you are interested in adopting, please type "foster"

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