Halfway House Dog Foster Scheme

The role of a Foster Carer is very valuable and rewarding.

Do you think it is something you could do? If so get in touch

ICBs Halfway House Dog Foster Scheme


Many dogs are placed in kennels either through no fault of their own or personal circumstances in their owners lives. Rescue Centres are often completely full and cannot free up a space so dogs often have to wait sometime before they can be taken in for adoption. Sometimes dogs are able to remain with their existing families until a suitable home is found but sadly this is not always possible. Some dogs who have to go into a rescue centre do not do well when placed in kennels, often suffering from stress, separation anxiety and can become ‘shut down’ and even give up eating etc. despite the hard work and dedication of kennel staff to help them settle.

ICB have now launched a Foster Scheme where they will endeavour to find suitable Foster Carers and link them to rescues who are desperately seeking a home environment for dogs on their waiting list or those that are unsuitable for kennel environments.

There will be a list of student and qualified members of ICB in different locations and countries offering behaviour support to any new dogs entering into a foster home. This will help all Foster Carers to settle the dog into a new environment and help to begin with training, addressing any behaviour issues the dogs may have so that they can work together to support and help find dogs their forever homes.

If you feel you could offer a dog a temporary placement by becoming a Foster Carer then we would love to hear from you. The role of a Foster Carer is very valuable and rewarding, you will be involved in training the dog in your care with the help of our members. Please fill in the application form and contact us should you need further information.

If you would like more information on the foster scheme please email Lorraine at lvgodfrey@aol.com


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