Why We Need Your Help: Collie Rescue Network has no kennel facilities. We rely
solely on the foster care system and therefore rely on the people wh are willing
to open their homes and their hearts to Collies in need. Each month we receive calls
and emails about Collies needing help all over Canada. In order for CRN to continue
helping each and every Collie in need we are constantly searching for foster homes
to meet the growing need.
What Does A Foster Home Do? Foster homes are the safe and loving place that rescue
Collies live unti their furever families are found. Every Collie you see in rescue
with CRN is living with a foster family where they receive proper food, vetting,
exercice and, most importantly, lots of love. Most Collies need basic vetting (spay/neuter,vaccinations,
etc.) and some minor care like antibiotics for infections and so on, and have no
real “issues”. However, sometimes a Collie will come into rescue that needs extra
special care - more serious medical issues, surgery, obedience training or even sometimes
just a place to learn about being part of a family if they’ve never been allowed
indoors (as in puppy mill dogs for example).
What Is Expected Of You? We ask all our foster homes understand that there is never
a time limit on the amount of time a dog may be in foster care. Some Collies find
their furever homes quickly and you may have him/her for only a few weeks while others
may be in foster care for months (and even a year or more, although that is rare).
Our goal in rescue is to find the home that best matches each dog’s individual needs
- so until tht home comes along, the dog will stay in foster care. We also ask that
you submit the update form (found online) every week or so. We ask that fosters
understand that dogs coming into their home may be frightened or confused and may
need time to readjust to life without the family they’ve always loved or even just
to being in a home at all if they’ve been “outdoors only” in their past life. We
need our fosters to be patient, loving and kind - and although potty accidents and
the like are not common, they DO happen and foster homes need to be understanding
What Does CRN Pay For? CRN covers all costs associated with the dog while in foster
care. We either set up an account with your vet and pay them directly or we reimburse
any costs you have incurred directly to yourself.
How To Become a CRN Foster Home: The process to become a foster home for CRN is
actually much like our adoption process really. The following steps must be completed
prior to being approved:
Foster Home Application: You must fill in the foster home application which will
be sent to our foster home coordinator, who will then be in touch by phone or email.
Speaking to Your Vet: Please let your veterinarian know we will be calling. We
are just looking for basic information and a general reference (i.e.: current pets
are in good health and/or taken care of).
Home Visit: A volunteer will come to your home to chat with you, in person, about
fostering and foster dogs and rescue in general. We want to meet your family and
any pets your currently have so please make sure everyone is home! The volunteer
will have great tips and information on foster dogs so be sure to ask questions!
Foster Contract: Once all the above is completed and if you are approved as a foster
home you will need to sign the Foster Home Agreement. This agreement outlines what
is expected of you and what is expected, by you, of CRN.
Please note that the entire process may take a few weeks depending on how close a
volunteer lives to you in order to complete the home visit part of the process and