Meet Franics, as you can see she was in desparate need, and many rescues overlooked her because of the medical issues. LDDR rescued her, and a foster was able to take her into their home, giving her a place to heal. Now Francis is with her forever family and she will never again have to be alone and scared.
The first step was a foster.
We would love to have you join us.
Fostering helps a rescued dog become more adoptable and find a loving, permanent home. Foster parents teach basic commands and potty training along with socialization. The foster family is the bridge from rags to riches.
Becoming a foster, allows you to experience the true joy of saving a life, and to meet some wonderful dogs, each with their own personality and traits. LDDR provides food, vetting, and general expenses for each foster dog.
Events are held most weekends, and these events not only expose your foster to potential adopters, but you become part of the LDDR community of volunteers. You join a family of amazing people who are compassionate, and passionate about what they do.
Each new foster will be assigned a LDDR Mentor that helps them through the process, from picking up your new foster at transport, through to the adoption.
Provide a warm, safe and nurturing home and environment for the dog until its new forever home is found. Being in a foster home greatly increases that dog's chance of being adopted.
Dog will be kept as an inside dog. They may be allowed outside but will NOT live outside. They will sleep INSIDE your home, in an appropriate area.
Work with your foster on good home manners.
If required, will take the dog to all necessary vet appointments.
Bring your foster to adoption events.
Review adoption applications for the dog you are fostering to find a good match.
Facilitate meetings with your foster and potential adopters.
Since you will get to know the dog, you can provide invaluable insight to potential adopters, helping ensure he or she gets a home that's a good match.
All new fosters should realize that in most cases, we do not know much in the way of history of the dog in question. Temperament, how the dog interacts with various people and pets cannot typically be confirmed until the dog is in its foster home.
The first few days a foster dog is in its new temporary home can be stressful for both the dog and the foster. Keep in mind the dog is now living in a new situation. It may, and probably will, have an accident in the home. The dog may have lived its whole life outside or it does not know where exactly it should go. Bottom line is that every foster dog needs at least 3 to 5 days, and maybe more, to become acclimated to their new surroundings and daily routine.
We ask that new fosters keep a dog for a minimum of 3 to 5 days before deciding to return a foster back to the group because you feel it will not work out. As stated above, some dogs need time to adjust to new surroundings. If, however, the foster is not working out, Last Day will take the dog back but it may take our volunteers several days or more to make to make alternate arrangements for the foster dog. We ask for your patience during these times. Most of our volunteers work full time jobs during the day and do rescue work on their lunch hours, after work and on weekends. We cannot always respond right away.
The goal of Last Day Dog Rescue is to place our dogs into the BEST possible permanent home. This means that we do not place dogs into the first available home just to get rid of them. You may have a foster for a week or you might have the foster for several months, depending on the dog. This also means that at times, we disappoint potential adopters who very much wanted the dog because we decided the adopter was not suitable for the dog or vice versa. Unfortunately, that is a common issue, but we are dedicated to our dogs first and adopters second.
In most cities and townships there is a limit by city ordinance on the number of animals you can have in your home at one time. Please know this information, which is easily found by calling your city hall clerk's office. We do not want any issues arising from a situation of too many animals in your home. We do request that you not foster other dogs from other organizations without first consulting a Last Day representative. Please do not take in stray or owner surrender dogs. Taking in a stray or owner surrendered animal whose medical history is not known allows for possible transmission of disease to other household pets and even family members. The unknown factor of another dog's temperament and behavior needs to be taken into consideration. Should you come across a stray or someone wishing to relinquish his or her pet, please let us know. We may be able to help or find someone who can.
You will get to know your foster dog better than anyone. In order for us to know new things about our dogs, we ask that you occasionally give us updates on your foster dog regarding any changes, such as weight, personality, likes and dislikes, and behaviors. Getting updated pictures of your foster dog goes a long way in getting the dog noticed on our websites, so please feel free do this as often as you wish!
Do you have or are you considering bringing a new foster or adopted dog into your home? Please click on the link below to read our decompression protocol for the dog to help assure a successful transition into your home.