Irish Retriever Rescue works hard to ensure that every rescued dog is kept in a loving foster home
for the first short period of its freedom. This is because we believe each dog is an individual with
its own personality and that they need careful assessment to find out how they will react to people,
children, other dogs and other pets. Kennelling will never be able to achieve these aims.

As part of our dog re-homing process we are always keen to welcome new fosterers. People who
will take these sometimes traumatised dogs into their human and doggy families. People who will
help them trust once again and, for some, help them adapt to living in a house for the very first time.
People who can give them the warmth, safety and love they so badly need.

We don't expect our fosterers to be expert dog trainers. But we do look for people with compassion,
patience and understanding. It matters not that you might live alone or in a flat. Or that you think you
are too old or don’t have much experience. It does matter that you would not have to leave your
foster dog for more than,say, four hours on any one day. It is also important to have a secure garden
or, at least, some way of giving your charge regular exercise and loo breaks. To answer all these,
and probably a thousand other questions, we have a wonderful fosterer co-ordinator who will talk
you through how it all works.

Fosterers can live in any part of the UK, in fact, the more we have across the entire country, the better!
So if you think you could help us by being a Fosterer, please download, complete and return the
Application Form below via email. To read more about the nitty gritty of fostering please visit
Advice for Fosterers

If you require more information, please

Application to Foster

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