Thank you for considering becoming a foster parent with MUSH Rescue and opening your home to a foster Sibe giving them a second chance at life! The Siberians need Responsible, Mature, Dedicated, Loving homes to serve as foster families while they wait for their forever families. We take care of the vetting (donations welcome) you supply love, time and patience. If the foster family can provide the food, it is very much appreciated but by no means a requirement. We take in all aspects of rescue; those with medical, behavioral needs that need to be attended to and those who just need some place to go to keep them from shelter life. Some may be in rough shape; underweight, sick, abused and will need a special home to show them what their life should be. Others are just a victim of their owner’s circumstance needing a new home. We do our best to match fosters in need with the foster homes level of experience and comfort. Depending on your location, we may need your assistance with transport for vetting, adoption events or meet and greets.
We also offer a foster to adopt arrangement. This gives you the chance to foster for two weeks before making the commitment to adopt. You enter into a contractual relationship with the rescue and pay the adoption fee upfront which is held until the adoption is completed. After the two weeks you can, A.) Have the first right to adopt or B.) Continue to foster while we look for the best forever home for your foster and we will return the adoption fee.
There is no guarantee how long a foster will be in need of care. At a minimum we like to keep them in a foster home for two weeks, to evaluate temperament as well as see what training they may be in need of. Others may need medical care that may take a month or two for resolution. There is no rhyme or reason as to which Siberians seem more appealing than others, one may get ten applications in a week while others will only get one in a month.
One thing to consider when offering your home to a potential foster is will you be able to provide the stability they need. We try to keep the new environment of the fosters to a minimum. It’s best for them to have to acclimate to as few new homes as possible. If you are a person who is easily shaken by the unknown, being a foster parent may not be the right decision for you at this time.
Remember this is a COMMITMENT. These poor souls have been through a lot by the time they enter the rescue and need someplace to feel safe and secure. They need your love, time, patience and compassion. Homes in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan are preferred. If this is something you think you would be able to offer, we look forward to having you join the MUSH Rescue team.
HUSKY HUGS AND LET'S SAVE A MUSH BABY!!!!!