How to Foster for Salty Dogs Senior Animal Rescue

Salty Dogs Senior Animal Rescue (SDSAR) is an all-volunteer organization based in Pawleys Island, SC.
We do not have a shelter facility and all of our rescues stay in foster homes until they are adopted.

“How can you bear to let the dog go? I would get too attached to it!”

It is true – it is always a bit sad to see our rescues go. But the SDSAR adoption process is so careful and thorough, that by the time a dog is adopted out, we know it’s going to a great place!

We often see these dogs come in dirty, scared, and sometimes abused, and then we get to see them blossom into the happy, healthy dogs they were meant to be. One of the best feelings in the world is to see your foster dog in a loving forever home, and knowing that by placing that dog, you now have room to help another dog in need of a fresh start!

What We Need from Foster Homes:

• Food, shelter, and lots of love for a dog that may have been neglected or abandoned
• Socialization and specific care for that dog
• Ability to bring your foster dog to adoption events to help them get adopted. In the event you are unable to attend a certain event, another volunteer may offer to fill in with your foster animal

What SDSAR Provides:

• All necessary vet visits and expenses
• Crates, blankets, collar, harness, leash, toys, and treats
• A support network of SDSAR volunteers

Steps to Become a Foster Home:

  • • Fill out the Foster Application
    • We will do a vet reference check to make sure that current pets are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on their shots, and on heartworm prevention
    • We will then contact you to set up a home visit during which we will give you an overview of the rescue organization, your responsibilities, and we will answer any questions you may have
    • You may likely receive your first foster dog soon after the home visit!

What if I have other pets?

As long as your family pets get along with other dogs and the foster dog does as well, then they may actually enjoy the company! Your pets can help your foster dog "learn the ropes in your house." We would schedule a "meet and greet" before placement.

How long will I have my foster?

This depends on the dog and the situation. It may only be a couple of weeks, or it could be a few months, or even longer in some cases. The more you work with your foster and the more adoption events you attend, the faster they will find their forever home!

What if my foster dog isn’t working out?

If there is a problem with your placement, we will move the dog to a new foster home. It is in everyone’s best interest to place foster dogs in appropriate home situations and we work hard to make sure that happens.