About Fostering

How To Help – Fostering a Basset

Here are a few commonly asked questions that people ask about fostering.

Q. Is it hard for you to give up your foster basset when the time comes for him/her to go to their permanent home?

A. It is a bittersweet feeling that you get as you watch your foster dog look out the window at you as he/she is driving away with their new family. Try to remain focused on the rescue cause and know that this empty spot will soon be filled with another homeless Basset.

Q. Is fostering a lot of work?

A. Caring for two dogs isn’t much more work than caring for one. My hounds enjoy the new fosters and quickly make friends with one another. Dogs by nature are a social animal and enjoy the companionship. If a foster dog comes in and does not like other dogs than they are kept separate from our hounds. Rescue is made aware of this problem and quickly finds a home for the dog to be placed in a “one dog only” household.

If you have other questions or concerns, e-mail fosters@newenglandbassethoundrescue.org