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  • 1.  Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-04-2021 06:46 AM
    I'd love to hear any innovative incentives to build a larger foster base. Is there something you do to recruit good fosters? Please share! I tried a monthly stipend once but it was unsuccessful.

    Kim Bush
    Rescue Me Animal Advocacy

  • 2.  RE: Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-04-2021 10:38 AM
    Hi Kim! 

    Here are a few previous threads and on the forum with this specific question and resources that may help give you some ideas:
    - Question of the Week #29 - Recruiting Fosters 
    - Foster Parent Recruiting Tool 
    - Foster Recruit [From the Adult Dog Foster Care group]
    Four articles designed to recruit new foster caregivers
    - Foster car window stickers

    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund

  • 3.  RE: Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-04-2021 11:10 AM
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    Hi Kim! 

    I have a ton of resources for you, but my most important tip for you right now is to make it as easy as possible for people to foster for you. I just went to your website and took a look. I'd highly recommend putting something about your need for fosters, and an easy way to sign up in a prominent place on there. Also, talk about foster constantly in order to familiarize your supporters with it and get them comfortable with the idea. I'm attaching a document full of links to resources on recruitment-- a webcast, blogs, etc. Let me know if you have any questions!

    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund


  • 4.  RE: Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-21-2021 03:17 PM

    I'm new to this group but I'm desperate right now. My dog needs surgery we took him to the animal hospital yesterday and he's got a mass in his abdomen that needs removed and I spent everything I had ($680 just to find that he needs explatory surgery and they sent me and beardog home cause I don't have the money. Is there anything or anywhere I can do or go to get help. My baby is slowly dying right now. Thank you Lana Aguilar

    Lana Aguilar

  • 5.  RE: Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-22-2021 04:37 AM
    Try Banfield Foundation or Google "help with veterinarian expenses." Lots of resources out there to help individuals. Take care. Roberta

    Roberta Jocius
    Independent Cat Society

  • 6.  RE: Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-22-2021 09:50 AM
    Hi Lana, 

    I'm so sorry to hear about your beautiful dog. The Humane Society of the United States has a comprehensive list of organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. Scroll down to the Nationwide Assistance section on this webpage: 

    All the best to you and Beardog,

    Kim Domerofski (she/her)
    Manager of Partnerships & Collaboration
    Maddie's Fund

  • 7.  RE: Foster Incentives

    Posted 06-21-2021 01:33 PM
    Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out! Sorry for the delay, it went to my junk folder.