Foster carers should n the first instance have completed an adoption form. They should be experienced in having dogs in their home, and if they already have their own dogs, enough space that the foster dog can be separated to allow for gradual introduction.
Carers should be able to address any medical requirements the dog may have in place and arrange for veterinary examination or treatment.
They should be able to do a social assessment of the dog in various situations to see if the dog is able to cope etc. i.e. around the home with other dogs, visitors, cleanliness and possibly older children and outside on the lead meeting strange dogs and people.
Carers should also be able to give a written report on the dog at the end of the assessment period.
These assessments are extremely important if we are to place the dog in the right home for them and their new owners. Reasonable expenses will be refunded (vets, food etc.)
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The transporter should first have a means to transport dogs and a vehicle big enough to carry a medium size dog cage and any accompanying food/bedding etc. in the back.
Distances travelled can vary and you should let the Trustees know what you are prepared to do, we try to keep these distances down to a minimum if possible. We ask that you are a little flexible when arranging transport times so that the dog being moved does so as quickly as possible from A-B. If you are able to offer overnight accommodation to the dogs this will sometimes be of great benefit to the dogs on a long journey. Please remember dogs should never be left on their own in cars.
Petrol cost for the journey will be reimbursed on production of a relevant petrol receipt.
This is a very important job in the Trust as dogs can come from and go to any part of the UK, and need to be moved quickly in safety and in comfort.
Home visits are required before a trust dog can be rehomed. Volunteers carrying out these visits should be experienced in dogs preferably Frenchies and have good people and observation skills. For the people being visited these visits are to introduce you to the Trust and the dog you may be taking on. Our volunteers are there to answer your questions and any concerns you may have about the dog you are taking on and will also advise you on any problems that they see, they will have looked at your adoption application and questions if any will be based around your answers From this visit and your answers to those questions the Trust can decide if we have a frenchie suitable for your home and lifestyle.