Since all of our dogs are in foster care, Cold Nose Warm Heart could not exist without the dedication of our foster homes. Fostering a dog is one of the most important jobs in animal rescue…you are saving a life. A foster family provides a dog with a place to live until their forever home is found.
We will provide you with everything needed to foster: a crate, a collar, a leash and food. Medical expenses are covered by the rescue. You will be able reach a representative 7 days a week with any questions or concerns. You provide the love, attention and exercise! And have fun!
The length of time for a foster commitment varies…anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Once you agree to foster a dog, we hope you will be able to care for it until we find a forever home thus providing the consistency so important to our canine companions. If you are unable to do so, other arrangements can be made.
We will ask you to take some cute pictures of your foster and write up a bio about the dog’s likes, personality quirks and other characteristics so we can highlight them on our site, Petfinder and Facebook. We also ask that you bring your foster dog to as many adoption events as possible so they can meet potential adopters. Adoption events are typically in the Morris and Sussex county areas. You can either stay with your foster dog and answer questions from adopters or drop him off for the afternoon.
Love dogs but the commitment doesn't fit your lifestyle right now? Maybe you live in an apartment that does not allow pets? Become a Cold Nose Warm Heart volunteer! There are many opportunities in the rescue that are essential to its successful operation. Other ways to help include fundraising, advertising and public relations, social media guru, transporting dogs and helping at adoption events.
Rescue. Rehome. Repeat.
Are you interested in fostering an adult dog? A pregnant mom-to-be who will whelp at your home? A pup, a pair of pups or a whole litter? We have many options available weekly and will do our best to find an option that fits your situation and experience.
Often we hear sentiments like “I would love to foster a dog but I would be too sad to give them up when they get adopted.”
By fostering a dog, you are giving her a new life. The alternative for her is probably a very sad one. Once she is adopted, there are many more in line that need our help too. Fostering is a selfless act – helping another living being even if it is sometimes emotionally difficult for us.
You may be surprised to find it is one of the best feelings in the world!