Absolutely nothing is more heartbreaking for us than to be unable to admit a Samoyed into our rescue program solely due to a lack of temporary housing for him! And yet, it has happened on occasion. Because we do not believe that "warehousing" rescues in a boarding facility is in the best interests of the dogs, North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc. is only as effective as the volunteers who step forward to help, and foster caregiver volunteers are the most vital of all.
You can help NTSRI in its mission to save as many Sammy smiles as possible by becoming a foster caregiver. These volunteers provide a temporary home for the rescued Samoyed, until such time as a permanent home can be arranged for him. The length of time that might be necessary to foster a Sammy varies widely; it can range from a few days to several weeks.
As a foster caregiver, you would care for the rescued Samoyed just like you would your own, integrating him into your household and providing his basic needs, such as food, water, and a safe indoor place to sleep, and interacting with him as you would with any pet in your home. You would be the primary caregiver for the Samoyed, and we would look to you to let us know what you observe about his personality and behavioral traits, as well as any health issues you might suspect he has, so that NTSRI can get him any help he may need in this regard. It may be necessary, particularly when the Sammy first arrives in rescue, to take him to scheduled veterinary appointments at NTSRI’s designated vet; however, all veterinary bills will be paid by North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc.
NTSRI will coordinate appointments for prospective adopters to meet the Samoyed. Usually, these meetings will take place on our premises, as the interview and final decision about approval of the adoption rests with North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc. Your input during these interviews will be very important, since you have been the one to interact with the Samoyed most closely during his time in foster care.
Fostering a rescued Samoyed is also a very good way to get to know the Samoyed breed better and decide if you, yourself, would like to permanently adopt one. Foster caregivers always have “first right of refusal” to permanently adopt the rescued Samoyed; however, you are never under any obligation to do so.
If you are interested in volunteering with North Texas Samoyed Rescue, Inc. as a foster caregiver, we encourage you to submit our Foster Caregiver Application and Agreement. We look forward to hearing from you; and THANK YOU for helping us save as many Sammy smiles as possible!