Foster a Rescued Weim

We need foster homes! Foster homes are the most critical part of our success as a rescue group. As a foster home you would provide a loving, stable environment for a rescued dog, exposing the dog to various situations and helping determine the type of home into which the dog should be adopted. We are often forced to board some of these dogs due to the lack of foster homes. This is a tremendous financial burden on TWR, but even worse, causes enormous stress for these people-needing dogs. Please consider taking a grey dog into your home today! Often times, people who are not able or ready to provide a "forever" home by adopting, find incredible gratification by fostering a dog for two to six weeks. Our foster homes must go through the same approval process as adoptive families: submitted application, reference check, phone interview, etc. If you would like to consider fostering, please review the Foster Process; submit a Foster Application and Agreement. We guarantee it will be one of the hardest jobs you'll ever love!


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Foster Process

It is of the utmost importance that dogs turned into our rescue program are taken into a home setting for two to six weeks. During this time we ask that they are exposed to as many different situations as possible so that they can be evaluated for behavior, temperament, and health before we place them into their forever homes. Essentially, you are preparing him/her to become a beloved companion animal for some lucky person/family. We try our best to match up dogs with the homes that most closely suit their needs and personalities; therefore, the role of the foster is extremely crucial to our success.


During the time you are fostering, you may be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Making sure the dog is brought up to date on all vaccinations
  • Spaying/neutering, heartworm or other medical treatment
  • Housebreaking
  • Crate training (if possible)
  • Leash and other basic obedience training
  • Carefully introducing new people, other pets, a variety of situations, etc.
  • Keeping notes and communicating the dog’s progress to Tarheel Weimaraner Rescue members
  • Making the dog available for introductory visits with potential adopters
  • Helping determine if a potential home is appropriate for the dog


You will not be alone during this process! All of our TWR family will be available to assist you every step of the way. Also, there are various other resources to help you, not only with your own understanding of the breed but also with helping select your foster dog’s new forever family.


1) The homepage for the national Weimaraner Club of America Rescue. There is a great quiz to take that will help potential adopters decide if this is the breed for them.


2) The homepage for the Weimaraner Club of America. Loads of information on the breed plus several links to additional helpful Weimaraner information sites.


3) Home page of the American Kennel Club.


4) Weimaraners: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual by Susan Fox (only 96 pages, but covers all the essentials.) You can order it in paperback for around $8.00 from BooksAMillion


5) Second Hand Dog by Carol Lea Benjamin (a paperback, available in most bookstores, detailing behaviors and training of rescued dogs.) Her book uses a common sense approach to making the transition into a dog’s new home as smooth as possible.


6) The homepage for the Tarheel Weimaraner Club.


All approved expenses are reimbursed, as are your costs for feeding and any other supplies necessary to optimally house and care for the dog. The hardest parts of fostering are deciding whether a home is a good fit for the dog in your care, and then, letting go!


Again, thank you for considering this most challenging and rewarding job. We look forward to having you join our rescue family!


Click here to download a Foster Application.


Click here to download a Foster Agreement.


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