Mispits & Friends Rescue

PO Box 581652

Louisville, KY 40268

mispitsandfriends@gmail.com

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Mispits and Friends is a 100% foster based rescue. We depend on our fosters to open their hearts and their homes to the dogs we rescue. 

 

Here at Mispits we are always in need of people to open their hearts and homes to dogs in need. 

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:

  • freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another dog.

  • giving your foster dog the time he/she needs to be ready for adoption.

  • helping the shelter or rescue learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.

  • socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people. (Source: Petfinder.com)

IS IT HARD TO LET THEM (THE DOGS) GO WHEN THEY GET ADOPTED?

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It can be difficult to let go once you have become emotionally attached to a foster animal. Be prepared for tears and some heartache when your foster gets adopted, but remember foster families play a crucial part in helping unwanted dogs get the permanent, loving homes they deserve

HOW DO YOU NOT KEEP THEM ALL?

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As often as we may want to keep one, we know that the more we keep, the less we can foster. Not keeping them allows us to continue helping dogs that need a temporary home.

WHAT EXPENSES AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?

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NOTHING. Mispits provides all of the necessary expenses, food, crate etc. The only thing the foster provides is love and guidance.

WHAT IF I AM GOING ON VACATION BUT CAN'T TAKE THE DOG?

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We will find another foster or volunteer to watch the dog while you are gone.

IS IT A HARD ADJUSTMENT WITH YOUR CURRENT ANIMALS?

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It depends on the dog. We always recommend a decompression period to make the adjustment easier on everyone. In the event of a situation where dogs aren’t accepting of each other, the rescue will help you find a solution that works for you (i.e. re-homing the foster, crate and rotate, etc)

HOW DO YOU GET "MATCHED" WITH A DOG OR IS IT JUST RANDOM?

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The board members post pictures and as much information as they can get about a dog. Shelters often reach out when they need help. If it’s a situation you think is good for your family, you simply post that you're available. The details get worked out through messenger to transport the dog to you or you pick it up.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN NO LONGER CARE FOR MY FOSTER DOG?

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We would do our best to move him to another foster home but that may take some time. If you know you have a situation which may not be good for being a foster parent, we ask that you consider another way to help.

HOW LONG WILL I BE EXPECTED TO FOSTER THE DOG?

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We ask that you be prepared to foster your dog until a suitable "forever"  home is found.  It's impossible to predict how long this will take some dogs are adopted right away and others take weeks or even months.

CAN I TAKE MY FOSTER DOG TO MY OWN VET?

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Mispits has designated veterinarians that we work with. If you have an issue with transport or other things, the rescue will work to get things figured out.

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO BRING MY FOSTER DOG TO EVENTS?

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You are requested to come to adoption events as often as you can - it's a great way to get your foster dog adopted - but you are not required to attend events. Again, we can work out transportation issues if needed.

CAN I ADOPT MY FOSTER DOG?

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Of course! Many of us have adopted our foster dogs. We call them "foster fails." But we ask you to remember that the more dogs you adopt the fewer you are able to foster and therefore, the fewer that can be rescued. We rely on our fosters to help us rescue as many dogs as we can.

Foster with Mispits

Fostering: Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions?

Feel free to email us at mispitsandfreinds@gmail.com