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  • 1.  Incentives

    Posted 09-14-2023 07:29 AM


    We have a great foster program (I'm patting myself on my back but also know it was created by some superstars) but we have such a hard time getting our adult dogs, especially behavior dogs, out to foster.  I totally get it!  I foster and I no longer take large adult dogs (will still bring home small dogs but not aggressive ones) so I understand what our fosters are thinking but we also need to get these dogs out.

    We do have a short term Fido Field Trip program that is successful but that's a drop in the ocean.  

    Does anyone have any great ideas?  Does anyone do incentives to get people to take the large adult dogs and large adult behavior dogs?

    Thank you so much!



    Ellen Gratch
    Capital Area Humane Society

  • 2.  RE: Incentives

    Posted 09-26-2023 10:59 AM

    Just popping some resources here  in case they can be helpful--

    How one rescue organization is using stipends to find foster homes for dogs who are harder to place

    How Dallas Animal Services placed 160 dogs in 3 days by incentivizing foster and rescue transfers

    Foster incentive examples from around the US

    6 tips for recruiting fosters for pets with behavioral needs 

    Kelly Duer
    Senior Community Solutions Initiative Specialist
    Maddie's Fund