Become a foster home for Bassets in
It's our goal to have all the Bassets in our program in a foster home so
they will be in an environment where they will have a caring family to keep
them safe and happy while waiting for their forever home. You may have some
concerns about fostering homeless Bassets, and the following answers are
provided to help you make an informed decision:
What is required to become a foster home?
- For logistical reasons, we need our dogs to be fostered in the Austin or surrounding area.
- All foster homes must have a secure, fenced yard.
- Be willing to work with your foster dog regarding housebreaking or other general training that may be needed.
- Provide food and shelter.
- Bring your foster dog to our Meet & Greets, which are
held on the first and third Saturdays of every month, and provide
information about the dog for potential adopters (i.e.: housebroken, good
with other dogs, good with cats, good with children, etc.)
"I just don't
have the time or space for another dog."
already have a dog, an extra bowl of food, treats, and time spent with the
be managed with not much addition to your existing schedule and
resources. Instead of taking one dog for a walk you'll have two companions. The
space needed by your foster basset is just a blanket on the floor, in a warm
place in your house so that it has a place to take a nap."I don't think my dog(s) would get along with a new dog."
In most cases your dog won't be bothered by the presence of a new dog. Dogs
are pack animals and usually enjoy the company of other dogs. Your dog can
entertain the foster and help them learn the rules of the house. Dogs, like
people, have their likes and dislikes in personalities. If it happens that your
dog and the foster are at odds, arrangements will be made as soon as possible to
move the basset to another foster home.
be able to give up the foster."
This can be difficult for some
people. Try to stay focused and remember why you are fostering. You want to help
a homeless basset find a forever home of his/her own. Another one will need your
home later and you want to be able to take it. If you ever need advice just
contact the Helping Hands Basset Rescue Group. We want to share our advice and
to listen to your concerns as well."How do I find a
home for my foster?"
This last one you don't have to worry about.
People contact HHBR when they want to adopt a basset. When a good home is found
for your foster basset, you will be contacted with the details.
Please, consider opening your home to one of our needy basset hounds. If
you love dogs, fostering will be one of the most satisfying, and rewarding
experiences for you. You'll feel good about making a difference in the lives
of these homeless pets. To volunteer just click on the button above and fill
out the online form. To get more fostering information please email our