Why we would love our needy weimaraners to be fostered
There are just so many good reasons why we prefer our weimaraners to be fostered
“…they know you saved their life”
Fostering is most definitely one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). Weimaraners are very sensitive to kennel stress and it often brings out the worst qualities in the breed. For successful adoption, it is helpful if the weimaraner is calm, happy and relaxed.
Where possible we prefer not to kennel our weimaraners. Not only is it a costly exercise, but also it reduces the chances of a successful adoption. It is a fact that once a dog is kenneled their chances of adoption diminish significantly.
We pair our foster weimies with suitable homes and will provide support through the introduction process. Should there be any behavior issues that need to be resolved we will ensure that a suitable behaviorist is allocated.
We will provide you with the support and encouragement that is needed during this time. We rarely require any of our weimies to be fostered for extended periods of time and most of our foster agreements are only for a day or few days. You will never be abandoned and we will make sure you are always aware of what is going on.
Fostering Information Guide
Find our how our fostering model works
Prior to being able to foster any of our wonderful weimies we require a homecheck to be completed. This establishes the suitability of the home for foster weimaraners. We check whether there are ways in which the weimaraner could potentially escape or harm themselves. We ensure that both the foster and your existing pets will be safe during the period of the foster and establish any glaringly obvious reasons why the home might not be suitable for a foster weimaraner i.e. existing pets which are unsterilised.
Once the homecheck has been approved we will ensure that your foster is introduced in a responsible manner to your home. We do not expect you to go into the unknown without support. If required, we will contract the services of a professional behaviorist to handle this interaction should we suspect there may be reasons to do so.
We prefer not to use fostering as an “open to adopt” option, however there are instances where fostering leads to adoption for which we are incredibly grateful and happy for. However, it is really not in the best interest of the weimie to be fostered for weeks on end without a permanent home having been found.