Fostering within the P4P’s family of volunteers not only gives you an opportunity to save the life of a dog in need, but to develop lifelong friendships within a network of dog lovers, professionals and advocates. Our community is here to ensure your fostering experience is a success not only for the dog, but for you. Our goal is to rehabilitate and re-home the dog, while educating and supporting you with all the best tools & advice available from the positive reinforcement training model. Happy, positive fosters produce happy, positive dogs! More information can be found here.
1. COMPLETE A FOSTER/ADOPTION FORM
If you have found a dog that you are interested in – please fill out an application form by clicking here! Even if you aren’t ready to adopt just yet, please feel free to fill out a form so that we have your information on file. That way, when you find your soul pup, you will be ready to adopt!
2. WAIT FOR A P4P TEAM MEMBER TO CONTACT YOU
As we are a volunteer run rescue, processing time for applications can vary. Our aim is to process your application within a week. We will be reaching out to you and your references soon – don’t worry!
3. SCHEDULE A HOME VISIT
After your application has been reviewed and interviews completed, the next step is a home visit. This step is to help better understand what kind of environment our dogs will be living in their future home.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a tiny apartment or a large home with a fenced in yard! We just care that our adoptables get plenty of love, attention, and exercise in their future homes!
4. FOSTER MATCHING!
Based on what you are looking for in a foster (i.e. if you have a cat, we need to find you a foster dog that is cat friendly!) we will make suggestions from the shelter of dogs we believe are best for you. Also please do send your Peace for Pits contact the dog you are interested in and we will evaluate the dog to ensure we are setting everyone up for success.
5. FOSTER SUPPORT SYSTEM!
All fosters will be in constant contact with our amazing foster coordinator, Cerissa. Fosters will also be invited to join a private Foster/Adopter Facebook group, where you can share your rants and raves and get support from our network of volunteers and adopters! We set you and your pup up with the tools to be successful.
Resources! We provide vetting, transport if needed and we will start you off with:
REAL DOG MOMS OF CHICAGO
Our goal is to connect dog rescues, dog-friendly businesses & dog lovers. Based in Chicago, Illinois, we host fun events for dogs & humans at great places with all proceeds going to local dog rescues.