Foster Faster: Growing Your Dog Foster Program

February 2015 by Faith Wright

Audience: Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 39 minutes

Learn how to expand your foster program to save the even harder to place big dogs, often considered "the last 10%". This workshop will also address management of a large foster program within an ever expanding organization. See why end-of-day reports and data management are so important. You'll also learn how to handle the trouble spots: absent fosters, hoarders and non-compliant fosters. Geared to those with existing foster programs this workshop will send you home with new confidence and fresh ideas for increasing foster involvement and saving more pets. This presentation was part of the American Pets Alive! 2015 No-Kill Conference.

About Faith Wright

Faith began volunteering at APA! in October 2009.  Faith has served as a volunteer on many of the teams including adoption follow up, foster screening, foster placement lead, and foster coordinator.  Faith also became the dog foster manager for over a year. In October 2011 Faith became the Operations Manager for APA! and continues in this capacity to date.  Faith and her family have fostered over 200 animals since the beginning of her time with APA!  Her favorites are the bottle baby puppies and kittens and the scared and bitey lap sharks.

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