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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up I may be fostering soon!! :)

I talked to the Texas contact today (don't want to say her name yet..lol..) and we had a good conversation. I have more free time and I would LOVE to help out a needy pup! She has to check my references and my vet, but I may have a (slight) cure for my MHS soon! Cross your fingers and wish me luck..

Anyone else fostered and have some experiences/advice??

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 07:16 AM
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I was just approved through HRI too Mindy! I'm so excited about it, hope it works out for you.

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Mindy, I am happy to hear your news and hope all is approved!
I presently have my 4th foster in my home now, and it is a wonderful experience. Sometimes frustrating, but so rewarding.

You will find that your state contact will be your best friend during your fostering! Feel free to pm or email me any time you might have a question, I would be happy to help!

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Mindy, I am happy to hear your news and hope all is approved!
I presently have my 4th foster in my home now, and it is a wonderful experience. Sometimes frustrating, but so rewarding.

You will find that your state contact will be your best friend during your fostering! Feel free to pm or email me any time you might have a question, I would be happy to help!
I actually did have a question: ...it asks about being able to quarantine the dog. Will this be necessary with Fosters? If I decide to do this, they'll be around my other two Havs..who have had their shots, etc..but I won't put their safety at risk... and I don't really have a place for quarantine unless you count the garage. Which doesn't seem very comfortable..

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Mindy - I told them I wouldn't be able to do that because we live in a subdivision and everyone here has dogs, I wouldn't have anywhere that I could take a sick dog to potty where other dogs weren't around and I'm not willing to put my dogs, or anyone else's at risk. That wasn't that big of a deal, she said she'd rather me be totally honest so they didn't waste time trying to contact me for a dog I wouldn't be able to take in.

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Mindy - I told them I wouldn't be able to do that because we live in a subdivision and everyone here has dogs, I wouldn't have anywhere that I could take a sick dog to potty where other dogs weren't around and I'm not willing to put my dogs, or anyone else's at risk. That wasn't that big of a deal, she said she'd rather me be totally honest so they didn't waste time trying to contact me for a dog I wouldn't be able to take in.

...are you still able to foster non-sick dogs evenn if you can't quarantine?

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Yes, that would only be in a situation where they have no background on the doggie, I think.

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You can still foster without quarantining. I think emergency foster homes have to be able to quarantine. I'm new too. Welcome!

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Mindy:

Just be sure to let HRI know that you are unable to quarantine. They are very careful to match the dog with the foster home situation so knowing you are unable to quarantine will help them. I am sure it was noted.

Congras on joining HRI and you will find fostering to be a heart warming job.

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Congratulations on deciding to foster. HRI evaluates each situation and uses resources accordingly. I could quarantine, transport, but do not want a foster over a few days.
We failed foster 101 (Galen) so bad I cannot chance another failure.

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