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Review for North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, Grapevine, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began fostering about 2.5 years ago after one of my two resident Bassets passed away. I completed the application process and then NTBHR interviewed me, called my vet, and performed a home visit. They are very diligent in following all of their procedures to ensure the best possible outcome for their dogs. I was given a foster mentor and I attended a training seminar. My first foster had some issues sharing his humans with other dogs, so we had a private training session with a professional where I learned some positive training techniques to improve my foster's relationships with my resident dogs. I always feel like I have resources at my disposal to work through issues with the foster dogs. After all, they come from some pretty tough circumstances and each Basset has a unique personality. I get asked if it's hard for me not to adopt my fosters. I thought it would be, but the adoption coordinator does such a fantastic job matching fosters to perfect forever homes. The instance where I came closest to failing was with a fairly young, super fun female foster. However, she needed a little more play time than my older resident dogs. When I took her for a "meet and greet" with her eventual adopters, she and her new brother chased each other around endlessly. I knew it was the perfect home that even I couldn't give her. As you can see, this entire successful foster and adoption process is run entirely by unpaid volunteers so that donations fund the medical care of the dogs.

Role:  Volunteer