The above Colorado Springs dogs are on death row and will need to be euthanized if they cannot find foster parents willing to rehabilitate and train them. There are 11 of them in this slideshow. Please check them out and if there is any way you can help, give All Breeds Rescue and Training a call at 719-264-6460 and ask for Sara Simon or Jenna Haines.There is a brief description of each dog under their photo, but call for more information.
So what is a foster parent? A foster parent is a person who takes these dogs and works with them till they are ready to go to a permanent home. Some of these animals are broken by their earlier lives and need a patient person to help. The foster parent will care for them and love them as though they were their own. This person will also attend weekly training with these dogs till they are better adjusted and the average person can handle them. This training will at least be 8 weeks long.
So what does it take to be a foster parent? Hopefully, you will love animals and have the patience to work with those with problems.You must commit to a minimum of 3 months. Many of these ‘problem children’ will need a longer commitment.You must attend weekly training sessions. You will agree to the philosophy that All Breeds has adopted for training these dogs. You will need to agree to a check of your home to determine if that pet will fit in with your environment and family of humans and pets. You will also be expected to take your foster dog to veterinarian appointments.
This is a volunteer position, but All Breeds will help you with food if that is what is needed to make it easier for you to foster.
Some foster parents do end up adopting their foster dogs, but in order to help more animals, All Breeds will try also for forever homes outside of that group. If you do adopt a former foster dog, you will still be expected to attend the training and pay an adoption fee. The fee is to continue All Breeds work which is extensive and enables them to save many more animals.
All Breeds relies on foster parents to do their work and does not have a kennel where they keep dogs at their facility at 20 Mount View Lane Suites B & C in Colorado Springs.