I have to admit before coming across this forum I had never heard of fostering, but I think it's a great idea and something I'd really like to get into down the track when a) my dogs are a bit older and more settled b) I'm better equipped to deal with problem behaviours and c) *fingers crossed* I have more time on my hands. This is unlikely to be anytime soon!
So I have some questions for all you foster carers out there...
What makes a good foster home? Obviously it should be secure, sheltered etc same as any dog environment but are there any other considerations?
What sort of time commitment is involved? Would it be suitable for part-time workers or is fostering a dog a full-time job?
Costs? Obviously food, veterinary care, probably leads/harnesses/food bowls
How hard is it to let go of a foster dog? Do you always know the dog is going to a good home?
Do any of the rescue organisations in Tasmania foster out dogs? The only ones I know of are RSPCA and the Dogs Homes and if they do use fosters, I'm not aware of it.
Thanks! And remember, this is not something I'm going to rush out and do right now or possibly ever, just fishing for info