Sherlock watches tv with FBRN grad, Reggie
Here's another question from the Frog Princess' mailbag:
"Does FBRN ever set up meet and greets between potential adopters' pets and the future adoptee before the adoption proceeds? If there are several applications, might be a way to further screen."
Hello! Yes, the foster parent can choose to take the foster dog to a home visit if the applicant is within reasonable distance. If the foster dog has any tendencies to be reactive to new situations or other dogs, it's a very good idea to introduce the potential housemates to each other on neutral ground--a park, perhaps--and then walk the dogs back to the applicant's home.
New kid Max-o-million grinning ear to ear!
In many cases, the applicant is applying from a distant region, and in those cases our home visits are conducted by volunteers in the area. The volunteer may bring a dog along with her to the home visit and see how the resident canine takes to a newcomer.
Thank you for the question!
The Frog Princess