Please help us help them
We rescue dogs from local animal shelters, China, Bahamas and Lebanon currently.
Foster families need to provide:
Yes. The foster application is designed as a survey to help the foster coordinator match you with the best animal for your needs and your current schedule. If you have a full-time job, the foster coordinator will match you with a dog who may be OK alone during the workday. You would then just need to provide ample exercise before or after you go to work.
Yes. Even if you do have a fenced yard, we request that you supervise all outdoor activities with the foster dog. And we ask that you always keep him or her on a leash when you’re on walks.
Ideally, foster dogs stay in their assigned foster homes until they get adopted. We do not have a boarding location in West Palm Beach to house animals overnight, so these dogs rely on foster homes as their home between homes.
Ideally, help promoting (social media) your foster dog will help us get your foster dog exposure. Hopefully a potential adopter will see them and contact the rescue for more details.
Almost all of the dogs that we have in our foster program are rescued from shelters and have been exposed to shelter illnesses.
While we do our best to ensure that we are aware of all the conditions that a foster dog may have prior to going home, many illnesses have incubation periods, meaning symptoms can arise after you take a dog home. So while some dogs do not require any medicine, others may. If your foster dog needs medications, we can show you how to administer them before you take the animal home.
If you have travel plans while you are fostering a dog for My Why Rescue, you will need to contact the foster coordinator to find a boarding facility to house your foster dog until you return. Please provide at least one week’s notice to ensure that we can find a boarding facility for your dog. If your trip is over a holiday, please provide a minimum of two weeks’ notice. If adequate notice is not given, you may be asked to provide payment for your foster dog’s boarding.
You cannot leave your foster dog with an unauthorized person or pet sitter. We have specific training for foster parents, and pet sitters have not undergone that training or signed the release waivers for the foster program.
If any of your foster pets bite you and break skin, causing you to bleed, you need to report the bite to the foster coordinator within 24 hours of when the bite occurred. The law requires that we report all bites. The teeth of the animal, not the nails, must have broken the skin. If you are unsure, then please report the bite anyway.
You are not required to continue to foster a dog if you feel it’s not working out. However, we may not have an immediate alternate foster home for the dog. We don’t have our own overnight boarding facility. We will work on moving your foster dog out as soon as possible, but ask for your understanding and patience. Please call the foster coordinator during business hours if this situation arises.
We recommend you consult with your veterinarian first to make sure all the pets in your home are healthy and up to date on shots.
While the foster dog might carry illnesses or diseases from the shelter, if your personal pet gets sick, My Why Rescue cannot provide personal medical treatment for your pet.
The rescue covers everything with medical bills, and provides you items to get you started with your foster. Such as a crate, toys, treats, food, bowls, collar, leash etc.. Once the food runs out, we ask that you purchase the dog food. Any treats, toys etc.. that you purchase for the foster, we are not able to reimburse you.
We work with various veterinarians in Palm Beach County and ask that you bring your foster pet to our vets here. The foster coordinator will set up appointments for your foster and we ask you accommodate your schedule to help with drop off and pick up. Often times you would be required to stay the duration of the visit.
Please do not make requests without speaking to the rescue first. The rescue will not be responsible for items added that is not authorized by the rescue. The veterinarian and their team speaks directly to the rescue. Please do not call them without consulting the rescue organization first.
We thank you for your understanding.
Welcome! As a brand new rescue, our goal is to help dogs in need in the most horrific conditions. We are always looking for fundraising ideas as well as sponsorship opportunities.
Do you have an idea? We’d love to hear it! Contact us ASAP