Merlin’s Hope always in need of committed foster parents who can give a rescued dog a temporary home and get it started on its way. Long-term and short-term homes are currently needed. If you wish to learn more about our Foster Program, please contact us by phone or download the
Foster Form for more details.
#1. Complete and return the foster form via e-mail or fax. Foster Form
#2. A rescue volunteer will contact you within 48 hours to review your application, check your vet reference, and then arrange a home visit if you wish to persue fostering.
Why a home visit?
- We are not going to your home to check if you have dust on your furniture or dishes in the sink.
- We do home visits to substantiate and to validate the information you put on your foster form.
- During our visit, we try to take the chow or shar pei foster candidate with us to evaluate chemistry.
- If the rescue dog is not available for the home visit, sometimes the volunteer will bring another dog along as a companion.
#3. Once everyone is satisfied, your foster application can come to completion and you may take possession of your new foster dog or be on-call to be notified when a good candidate for your home arrives to our rescue.
Nothing is Written in Stone
All illnesses, aptitudes, temperaments or any other known issues that we are aware of are always disclosed to the potential adopter so that there are NO surprises. Of course, just like humans, dogs are individuals, therefore we cannot discover everything and sometimes new behaviours manifest themselves in the home that were not present or evident during our evaluation period.