Friday, March 5, 2010

Fostering for Rescue?

Aspen went home last night, her family came back from Guatemala, having been on a medical mission for several weeks.  Aspen said to tell all of you goodbye, she will miss everyone.   She also said that she still likes a home with a 4-1 hand to dog ratio instead of our home where the ratio was 4-4. 

If you will recall her family had some concern when they were first thinking about adopting Aspen because they were scheduled to go to Guatemala for three weeks to work with a medical mission. The resident bi-peds offered to take Aspen back and care for her while they were gone so that they could adopt her right then and still make their trip without worrying about leaving an elderly Golden with a kennel, sleeping in a concrete and chain link run somewhere.

When Aspen was picked up, her family wanted to pay something for her care.  It was suggested that they would make a donation to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR).   Which brings up a question.   Could everyone, everywhere, "foster for dollars" for their local rescue?   When families take vacations they often worry about the care of their Golden friends they leave behind.   Foster families always find room for one more dog, and having a vacation with some of your peers where you can run and play for a week or two makes a vacation fun for everyone.    Is anyone else interested in offering to "foster for dollars" for their rescue?  Could you have a "suggested donation" for pet sitting?  It might make a good way to raise money for your local rescue.  Also, you won't be tempted to adopt your foster, and you will get a well trained, known pet to sit for.   What do you think?

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Mogley;
    Excellent idea, our Golden Rescue where my sister Sophie came from provides that service.
    It is only for dogs adopted through that agency but it is not breed specific.
    The rates are $25.00 per day for the first dog and $40.00 per day for two dogs. For sitting of 3 or more dogs,
    price is to be determined.
    This would be a great way for other rescues to get needed funds.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  2. That is such a wonderful idea Mogley. You and your family are so thoughtful and kind!

  3. Dear Mogley, our mommie said good idea, a fosterling you know you have to give back. Last time we had a fosterling mommie adopted her within 30 minutes. Our mommie is a foster failure, how embarrassing.

    The Baumgaertner wild horde.
    Earnhardt, Golden Retriever
    Lady, Golden Retriever, senior
    Sandy Paws, Golden mix
    Oliver, Black Lab.

  4. Hey Mogley,
    That is a GReat idea buddy. We'd never even notice an extra dog around here. We'll send it up to Ms. Carol at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary.
    We're glad Aspen enjoyed her stay.
    - TBH&K

  5. That is a furry GReat idea!

    After all, who better to know the 'challenges' of the breed than the reskhue!

    I mean, not evFURRYone is ready fur - say - ummmm - a - SIBERIAN!

    We are glad Aspen enjoyed her time with woo!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  6. It is a wonderful idea. I would like to be able to call my rescue group and have it be someone they approve of. I worry about losing Sam - I'd still need to know that I could trust that person like I trust my vet!

    I would love to be able to suggest this to the rescue I belong too - may I borrow it?


  7. Superb suggestion. I may have to follow Sam's lead. :)