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Download a Bully Breed Rescue Inc. Foster Application.
 
 
For more information on becoming a foster, please email our foster coordinator at bbrct@yahoo.com
 
Purpose: The purpose of this foster packet is to assist potential and current foster parents with questions that may arise before and
during foster care with Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. At Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. we make every effort to make fostering a successful and
enjoyable experience while providing everything you need to succeed, all we ask is for our foster parents to provide love, exercise
and in home shelter. A Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent is always available for questions and assistance with foster dogs, we enjoy
working with our foster parent(s) and are very grateful for the assistance they provide the rescue.
 
Foster parents should contact Bully Breed Rescue,Inc. for any specific questions or emergencies, this packet is intended as a
supplement only. All information is subject to change at the discretion of Bully Breed Rescue, Inc.
 
Overview: Thank you for making the choice to open your home and heart to foster a pit bull in need, with Bully Breed Rescue, Inc.!
Since 2005 Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. has depended on foster homes to save the lives of dogs in need and ready them for living in a
home and community. Foster care plays a very important part in the success of our adoptions. Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. is based in
New Canaan, CT however; adopts and fosters in NY, NJ, PA, ME, MA & NH at their discretion. Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. is a
501 (c) 3 non profit organization dedicated to re-homing dogs of the pit bull breed with responsible owners as well as educating
the public on the true pit bull. All donations made to Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. are tax deductible and very appreciated.

Why foster:

●     Pit bulls are the most bred dog in the US and the hardest to find homes for

●     It is estimated that 1 million dogs classified as a pit bull are euthanized each year

●     Animal control facilities in cities all across the US have pit bulls numbering 40 to 60% of the shelter population at any given time

●     The best chance a pit bull has at survival once claimed or surrendered to an animal control facility is by being pulled by a rescue,
       rescues survive with foster homes!!!!

●     For every 1 pit bull placed in a foster or forever home 599 are killed, that includes dogs of all ages.. yes puppies too.

●     When fostering a pit bull you will receive a much bigger reward than you are giving, with the love and appreciation you
       receive from the life you have spared.
 
How Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. foster care works: Interested foster parents can email the Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. foster coordinator
at bbrct@yahoo.com for a foster application. Once the Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. foster application has been completed and
approved the foster family will be matched with a foster dog that will suite their lifestyle and any other pets living in the home. All
of Bully Breed Rescue Inc.’s dogs are temperament tested prior to being placed in a home.
 
Bully Breed Rescue Inc. provides foster dogs with routine veterinary care, including spay or neuter and vaccinations, supplies,
instructions, transportation and food at the request of the foster parents. *Foster families that are willing to supply transportation, 
food and/or supplies will be helping the rescue out immensely. As a foster parent with Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. you are required to
provide the dog with in home shelter, love, and exercise. Foster parents are required to avail the foster dog to Bully Breed Rescue
Inc. for veterinary visits, adoption meetings, and adoption events. Bully Breed Rescue Inc. will make every effort to accommodate
the foster parent’s schedule within reason. A Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent will take the foster dog to any veterinary appointments
or adoption events and meetings, unless otherwise discussed between Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. and the foster parent(s).

FAQ:

1. How long will a dog be in foster care?

On average it is estimated fostering a dog lasts about 2 months, however that could vary from a few weeks to multiple months.

2. If I have my own pets can I foster?

YES! your current pet’s information should be listed on the foster application and this is taken into consideration by the rescue
when placing a dog into a foster home. Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. is available to assist with introductions as needed, as well as
instructions on doing introductions with your current pets.

3. What supplies will be needed to foster?

Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. provides veterinary care, supplies, food, and transportation as needed. Anything the foster family is
able to provide will help the rescue out immensely. As a foster parent you are required to provide the foster dog with in home
shelter, love, and exercise.

4. What if the foster dog becomes sick?

All veterinary costs are paid for by Bully Breed Rescue,Inc. in the event of illness you must contact a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc.
agent for prior approval unless in the event of an emergency.

5. Is it my responsibility to find a home for my foster dog?

No, Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. takes responsibility for finding all of their dogs a home via petfinder.com and adoption events.
It is, however; the responsibility of the foster parent(s) to avail the foster dog for adoptive meetings and adoption events
as requested by Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. A Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent will take the foster dog to adoptive meetings
and events.

 6. What if I go on vacation?

Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. will provide arrangements for the foster dog, it is important that a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent
is contacted at the earliest possible time with notification of a vacation or any situation that will require arrangements be
made for the foster dog outside of the foster home.

7.What happens if the foster care does not work out or I am unable to continue fostering?

Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. foster dogs are to be returned to Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. only. In the event the foster parent(s)
can no longer provide a foster home a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent should be contacted to make arrangements to come
for the dog.
 
*Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. makes every effort to make this an enjoyable time and is available for any questions or concerns
that may arise, our foster parents are a top priority and a huge key to our success in saving these dogs.

8. I am concerned I will not be able to let go or that it is unfair to bond with a dog and then let go.

While this may seem true, fostering is providing a dog with what they need to succeed in a forever home. It is not as hard
as one would think when the right forever home and family is found for your foster dog and there are always very many
more dogs in need of this opportunity. Foster parent(s) always hold a special place in their foster dog’s heart, they do
remember and are forever grateful, just as we at Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. are. It is incredibly rewarding to be able to
prepare a dog for success with a family and witness the happiness they find with their forever family.

Foster Care Rules:

●     foster dogs must be crated when left home, unattended

●     no off leash parks

●     veterinary visits must be pre-approved by a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent,unless in the event of an emergency and
       all agents are unreachable. Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agents can be found in the contact information section at the
       beginning of this packet.

          **In the event of an emergency:

          A.)If you can’t reach someone at Bully Breed Rescue, Inc., you should take the dog to the vet immediately if he/she is:

             i. Vomiting uncontrollably

             ii. Vomiting blood

             iii. Significant bleeding from a cut

             iv. Cannot stand or walk

             v.  Has not urinated for 24 hours

             vi.  Is bitten by any wild animal or an animal for whom you cannot confirm rabies vaccine

         B.) If your foster is sprayed by a skunk:

              i. Make a solution of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and wash the dog, taking care around the eyes      

              ii. Shampoo the dog with tomato juice

     

●     any aggressive behavior or signs of distress must be reported to a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent for evaluation.

●     adoptions will be done only by a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent.

●     the foster dog must be fed separately from any resident pets, this is for the safety of the foster dog as well as any resident pets

Getting ready for your foster dog:

Once your foster application is approved by Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. you will want to ready your home and family for this new,
temporary, addition to your family. The foster parent(s) and any other family members will want to ensure they are physically
and mentally prepared for the arrival of their foster dog.
 
●     A crate and location should be planned prior to the arrival of the foster dog, a crate is a great tool to help your foster dog
       have a place to call their own and to relax during their transition into your home and family. Crates should also be used
       when the foster dog is left home alone, for their safety.

●     The foster parent(s) and family should make a plan to exercise the foster dog each day.

●     A schedule, that suites the foster parent(s) and family should be considered prior to the arrival of the foster dog, as schedules
      are a great tool in the success of fostering.

●     Be realistic about the expectations of your foster dog, they will need time to become comfortable in your home and their new surroundings.

●     If you have resident pets, plan on doing proper introductions. Instructions on proper introductions will be included in the “Once
       your foster dog is home” section. If there are any questions or assistance is needed for introductions please contact a Bully Breed
       Rescue, Inc. agent.

Once your foster dog is home:

●     The foster dog should be allowed to slowly become familiar with your home, 1 room at a time. This will help the dog experience
       the least amount of stress during this change.
 
●     Proper introductions should be done between resident pets and foster dogs. A Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent can assist in any
       introductions with resident pets and the foster dog. It is important to do introductions with the least amount of stress to the resident
       pets and the foster dog as possible.
 
          a.)When a resident dog or dogs are involved it is suggested to introduce the foster dog to any resident dog(s) one at a time
               by allowing the foster dog and resident dog to walk side by side in a calm manor. Introductions and leading into play should
               be very closely monitored and done properly to ensure a successful new relationship with your resident dogs and your foster
               dog. To maintain a stable and happy relationship between your resident dog(s) and foster dog it is important to always monitor
               meal time, play, toys, and other prized possessions. Your foster dog should never be left unattended with your resident dog(s).
 
          b.)When a resident cat or cats are involved it is suggested to do a slow introduction while the resident cat is in a cat carrier. The
               foster dog should be allowed to smell the cat and become familiar with the cat and their scent prior to meeting outside of the
               crate. This form of introduction helps to keep the stress level for the resident cat and foster dog at a minimum, which is important
               to having a successful relationship between the resident cat(s) and the foster dog. To maintain a stable and happy relationship
               between your resident cat(s) and the foster dog it is important to monitor meal time, any type of play that may occur, toys and
               other prized possessions of either the resident cat(s) or the foster dog. The resident cat(s) and the foster dog should never be
               left unattended.
 
***A Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent is available to assist with any introductions, however it is highly encouraged to keep the foster dog
      separated from any resident pets for the first few days to week. This will allow the foster dog to become comfortable in their new
      surrounding as well as be less stressed to ensure a successful new relationship.

The first days to week:

Once you have gotten your foster dog home it is important to slowly get them comfortable with their new surroundings and a daily schedule.

You should choose a route to walk your foster dog and let them become familiar with the route and neighborhood before introducing them
to any other dogs or neighbors, this is to keep their stimulation and stress level low during this initial change. The foster dog should be
exercised each day, rain or shine. “A tired dog is a happy dog!” It is also very important to have your foster dog on a proper collar and l
eash, one will be provided to the foster parent(s) by Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. when requested.
 
An appropriate dog food should be selected or will be provided by Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. at the request of the foster parent(s). It is
recommended that a meal schedule be started and continued each day. In the event of a change in diet there may be some loose
stools to diarrhea, this should be monitored and if there are any questions a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent must be contacted. Fresh
water should always be provided and available.
 
In some instances the foster dog will have recently been spayed or neutered, it is important that the incision site be kept clean and
monitored for any infection. In the event the foster parent(s) feel the site needs medical attention a Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. agent
must be contacted immediately.
 
During the first days and week you should plan to spend a lot of quality time with your foster dog getting to know them and helping
them to feel comfortable, and having fun! While you get to know your foster dog we welcome pictures and information that can be
added to their petfinder page to help aid in placing them in a forever home.
 
Also, very important during the first days home is to get an ID tag with the dog’s name and your phone number in case the dog gets out
or lost. Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. dogs are micro-chipped, however; the chip will identify the dog as a Bully Breed Rescue,Inc. dog, it will be
more effective for whoever finds the dog to contact you as in most instances the dog will be found in your neighborhood or very near to it.
 
Thank you!
 
We are so very thankful that you are willing to open your home to foster a dog in need, with Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. Fostering literally
saves lives and is key to the success of our rescue efforts. We are here to help our foster parent(s) in any way they need and make
every effort to ensure this is nothing less than a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

From the Bully Breed Rescue, Inc. team and all of the BBR dogs, we thank you so very much!!


Bully Breed Rescue Inc. 2012