Fostering??   WHY???? 

Do you ever wonder why you didn't get chosen for that cute little dog? Well the 1st things is, there's only ONE dog and many people that want it... Fostering for W.O.W Dog Rescue has a new twist...We heard from too many folks that they don't want to foster because they could not let them go...and having someone else take the dog they fell in love with was too hard...
Fostering is a way to get a trial run with a dog you think is cute, or could be a possibility of a new family member.
SO, Here is how it works....If you complete a foster application, then when we are asked to take in a dog,
you would get a text from us with a photo of a dog, and we would tell you exactly what we know about it.
(Could be a stray-hold, so all we would know is the sex of it. A stray is kept with our rescue for 1.5-2 wks.
Before we take ownership. Once it is in ownership, you are fostering it). Other dogs can be owner surrenders, which those we know a tad more about. Some come from the shelters that call us asking if we have any room. You can say YES or NO.  IF you say YES:
While you foster the dog, you would learn about the dog and you would get 1st chance at adopting it.
(We pay for all the shots, being fixed, micro-chipping, food, toys, bed etc.) while you keep them safe,
Work with potty training (if they aren’t already), and give them alot of love, keep us updated with photos
and how they are doing.
If you don’t want to adopt the foster dog when the time comes, you don’t have to and you were not
Out anything. You DID just save a life though…If you want to adopt it, you would fill out an adoption form, we would schedule a time to do the adoption!

Give it some thought, as this is how we are able to find homes for SO many dogs lately. It’s a win win for all

                                                  W.O.W's Way of thinking & Doing....    
FIRST, you will never see us with our dogs or puppies at a show n' tell type of adoption (meaning, we do not bring them to Petsmart/Petco/Pet Planet etc. on the weekends for adoptions). This is proven to be impulse adoptions where people walk in the store to buy fish, and see cute dogs and puppies on the way out, and "have to have one". Not realizing the life long commitment they are making for a new family member.

All of our dogs are adopted through the  "application process". (It is very long and lengthy, but makes the person applying think about everything that they will be responsible for when they adopt a dog. PLUS, its good for 90 days for ANY of our dogs). It also points out some questions for people with small children. We do not have a facility where you can come and see them. Every dog we have is placed in a regular home, and is being fostered until a adoptive family is chosen.

Secondly, we receive applications for each dog over a 3-5 day period (depending on the demand) and we select the succesful applicant after this time. We do random Home visits, and also Map Quest your home. Your best reference will be your Veterinarian, whether one from the past or your current one (whichever applies), SO let them know W.O.W Rescue may be calling them and its ok to give out your DOGS medical /shot information.

Then if you are chosen, we will call you and set up a meet and greet. This is where you come and meet the desired dog and ask the foster any and all questions. If the adoptee currently own pets, they bring them along to see how they interact with each other.

If all is well, you have the option to adopt right then and there. Y
ou get to take home your new family member!