SNORT is an all-volunteer rescue that relies on Foster homes as the sole means of housing the dogs we take into our care. We do not have a shelter or central facility to house our dogs. All of our dogs are fostered in loving homes, by dedicated volunteers who evaluate, and often need to rehabilitate, their foster dog with the intention of finding them the perfect forever home.
Fostering requires a substantial commitment from the volunteers who open their homes to these dogs. While SNORT pays for the cost of all veterinary care, fosters generally provide the food and toys for their foster dogs. In addition, although crates, leashes, collars, and behavioral advice are available to fosters, it is not unusual for them to utilize their own personal resources and equipment. Since the health history and housetraining status of the dogs we take in is often uncertain, fosters often incur costs such as carpet cleaning, additional household cleaning supplies, gas costs to transport to and from vet visits, etc.
Though Foster homes recognize and accept these costs as a small price to pay in exchange for the reward and sense of accomplishment of finding the perfect forever home for their foster dog, finding out that these costs have been offset by donors is a great relief!
Our “Virtual Foster” program allows individuals who would like to foster but are not able to, or those who simply want to thank the dedicated people who open their homes to our dogs, to sponsor a foster home by providing the essentials through a monetary donation.
Please note that if your chosen dog is not currently in need of an item or service in the care package you've donated, we may assign that item, or an item of the same value, to another foster dog in need.