The steps for fostering a BSRO dog are:
1. Complete the foster application.
2. We check your veterinary references.
3. We will contact you for a phone interview.
4. We will visit your home.
5. The BSRO coordinator must approve the foster request.
6. You will sign a foster contract.
Boxer-Schnauzer Rescue of the Ozarks (BSRO) is an all-volunteer organization. Everyone involved donates their time and labor to seeking homes for these wonderful dogs. We do not have a paid staff, an office or kennel. Every effort is made to match a Boxer or Schnauzer in need with the right home. Our foster homes enable us to do this better by providing us with invaluable information on the habits, personalities and needs of each dog fostered.
Fostering is a very rewarding experience and helps a rescue effort greatly. Our foster program is very simple. We follow basically the same process as adoption but instead of signing an adoption contract, a foster contract is signed.
To become a BSRO foster, you first must apply. Please complete the application only if you are SERIOUS and READY for the commitment of fostering a dog. Once we receive your application we will call your vet to ensure all your pets are current on vaccinations and preventatives, call you for a phone interview, and finally, set up a home visit so that we can get a good idea of the type of dogs that would be best for you to foster. This also helps you get to know us better, and we can answer any questions that you may have. If you do not hear from us immediately, it does not mean that you are not approved. There are times when we may not be able to match a foster dog to your home and lifestyle; our rescue dogs need special attention and training.
We expect that if you offer your home for fostering, it is with the understanding that you are working toward helping a deserving Boxer or Schnauzer find a final home. We ask that you care for the foster dog as if it were yours during the foster period, but we may have suggestions on how best to integrate the foster dog into your home – or into its new adoptive home. For instance, we require our foster homes to crate-train their foster dogs. We also ask that foster homes do not allow foster dogs on the furniture, as this is a habit its new adoptive home may not appreciate. We will discuss foster expectations (yours and ours) as this application process proceeds.
If you would like to help us with this huge undertaking by providing a temporary home to a BSRO dog in need, please complete our Foster Application by clicking the link below.
Thank you for your interest. Fostering a rescue dog is a rewarding experience that your family will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Want to foster a Boxer or Schnauzer? Thanks for your interest!