This page is not for the public nor to be shared with individuals or organizations outside of MABTR’s foster network. It an internal web resource for MABTR foster homes.
Dear Foster Parents,
Thank you for all you do today, tomorrow, and every day after. MABTR truly appreciates you. This page a special resource just for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for support at any time even if it is two in the morning. I would rather hear from you then for you to wait til you are frustrated.
Sincerely, Jennifer, email@example.com, 402-510-1346
14826 Spaulding St, Omaha, NE 68116
Adoption Folder should include:
- Adoption contract: 2 copies, one for MABTR and one for adoptive family. Adopter should each sign both copies.
- Boston Notes
- Welcome Letter
- Diary (long form) or Diary (short form) Fill this out for every foster dog. Think of it as a diary (this is not the profile for petfinder). Once the dog is committed it is to be emailed to Jennifer; print out a copy or email to adopting family. This will make the transition a smooth one.
- Puppy Sheet (Only for puppies under 5 months of age)
Documents for Special Circumstances
- Surrender Form: (Full form to be sent to Jennifer, not to the new owner)
- Surrender Form: (Short form to be sent to Jennifer, not to the new owner) Bring a copy if picking up an owner-surrender dog
- Surrender form when paying a release fee (use this when money is exchanged for MABTR ownership of the dog)
- Home Visit Guide
- Guide to checking references
- Charity Receipt Template (edit as needed)
- Adoption Fee Chart
- Guide for introducing a new dog to a home where another dog already exist
- Article for preparing and managing a puppy mill survivor
- Foster application
- Babysitter agreement
At MABTR we are a family. The health and safety of our foster dogs is our top priority. Do not ever hesitate to call for help.
- Foster Buddies/Mentors:
- Lela, 402-517-6290, Lawlsh4@west.com
- Dana, 402-933-8336, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary, 402-871-9588, email@example.com
- Deb, 720-936-0149, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cat Testers
- Broomfield, CO: Lisa, 720-837-9533 or Jack, 303-913-6947
- Des Moines, IA: Nancy, 515-282-2838 and Robert, 515-867-6085
- Platteville, CO: Linda, 720-438-1759
- Omaha, NE: Lela, 402-517-6290
General Foster Information
- Methods and Procedures: Please read this document to fully understand what is expected of you as a foster. Plus a great guideline to a successful foster experience and adoption.
- Checklist-for-new-arrivals for preparing your foster dog for adoption.
- Photos: Photos make all the difference when it comes to adoption. They can either grab people’s heart or turn people away. Try to capture your foster dog’s personality! This is the first thing people see before the profile
- Vet clinics we have worked with that have a file for MABTR
- PETFINDER PROFILE: Post your dog in one of the following ways:
A POEM TO MY FOSTER DOG
I am the bridge,
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.
I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand.
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
when your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.
I will let you go-not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever–
A new dog needs me now.
By Diane Morgan