It Takes a Village Canine Rescue, Inc. (ITV) relies primarily on volunteers and fosters to take care of dogs in our care. This means that we could never do what we do without the assistance of our dedicated group of volunteers and foster homes! If you’re interested in fostering, we cannot thank you enough! It is because of wonderful families like yours that open their homes to beautiful dogs that allow ITV to be so successful!
We generally hold our adult dogs 10 days after we take them into the rescue to help ensure that they are healthy for the adopters. We hold puppies 17 days and give them at least two puppy shots before we adopt them out. We also try to help the harder to place dogs. We post our dogs on Petfinder and Facebook. We are also generally at adoption events on the weekends. We ask that you get your foster there to give him/her exposure. Although we like to have fosters parents stay for the event, it is not a requirement as long as we have enough volunteers there.
ITV Rescue will cover all the veterinary expenses as well as crates and any other supplies you will need. If any vetting is necessary while a foster dog is in your care, ITV covers the costs as long as it is ITV that makes the appointment with our veterinarians. All of the ITV dogs are altered, dewormed, and vaccinated while in their foster homes, and we do need fosters who are able and willing to work with scheduling! However, we completely understand that a vast majority of our fosters work, so transportation to appointments can be arranged. Because of our limited resources, many foster homes choose to further help the rescue by providing their own dog food or heartworm/flea prevention. We will provide donated food, however, if requested by the foster.
If you believe that fostering sounds like fun, we would have to agree with you! Fostering sometimes has its hardships and saying goodbye to some of these dogs we have welcomed into our homes is never easy. However, saving the lives of hundreds of dogs and assisting them in finding their forever homes is more rewarding than words can describe!
If you’re interested in fostering, please fill out the fostering application! Along with your completed application, please include any breed, age, or behavior desires or restrictions so that the ITV board members can attempt to best match your home with the most appropriate dog! Although we cannot guarantee the house behavior of any of the dogs that we pull from the shelter, we tend to be a fairly good judge of dogs after so much experience in rescue!