If you have got to this page, then you must be considering becoming a foster carer with SSRA Inc. There are several types of carers that we are looking for.
- All round foster carer for GSD’s
- Quarantine Carers ~ short-term carers who would look after a GSD when it is first released from the pound. During this period the GSD’s have their vaccinations and are assessed by SSRA Inc. and a behavioural therapist if need be.
- Behaviour Rehabilitation Carers ~ this type of care is for those who are experienced with the breed and who can help rehabilitate them using positive reinforcement training under the guidance of a veterinary behaviourist.
In short, we are looking for foster carers with all levels of experience with GSDs. We will ensure that you and your family are matched with a foster dog that suits your experience level and family environment.
We offer a full support program for our foster carers and we supply monthly doses of heartworm and tick and flea prevention. We also are able to pay for consultations (if necessary) with a veterinary behaviourist. We even supply you with collar and lead and a bed if you need one. All routine veterinary treatment will be paid for by SSRA Inc.
Every request to become a foster carer is followed up with an interview; this helps us match you with the right foster dog. We will need to carry out a home check and will require a veterinary reference.
So now that you have got this far and if you are interested in becoming a foster carer – please contact us. We can assure you that you will receive all the back-up and support you require. Please note that dogs may not be moved quickly as we will do our utmost to ensure that your foster dog is place in the best possible forever home. Sometimes dogs can take a little longer to place than others.
Don’t worry about holidays, should you need to go away, we can make appropriate arrangements to care for your foster dog whilst you’re away.
Remember your foster dog comes to you from a previous home with a different set of rules and will be disorientated after all you may be the 2nd, 3rd or 4th person to look after the dog. So please be patient, there will always be a period of adjustment for both you and your dog. It won’t be long before your foster GSD understands your home requirements.