What is the Waggies Foster Care Scheme?
Putting your dog into kennels can be traumatic for both you and your dog. Waggies’ Foster Care Scheme
provides an alternative to kennels by allowing you to place your pooch with a loving foster family
that will provide him with the same sort of love and attention that he is used to getting from you.
Unlike some traditional boarding homes each of our dogs are placed with a different family. Often our
customers’ dogs will return to the same foster family time and time again. With Waggies’ Foster
Care Scheme you can spend time away from home safe in the knowledge that your dog is in the capable
hands of people who will maintain his routine and love him and cherish him until you return.
Which Foster Family Will Look After My Dog?
We currently have more than 30 foster families based around Southampton and Eastleigh. There’s no set formula for what
makes a good foster home and, as a result, our foster homes differ considerably. Some of our foster carers are experienced
dog owners with dogs of their own – ideal for lively dogs who like to be in the company of their canine friends. Others are
people whom, for whatever reason, do not currently have a dog of their own. Homes such as these are often ideal for dogs
that prefer more tranquil surroundings and plenty of human company. All our foster care homes are carefully vetted.
What Does Having My Dog Fostered Involve?
The Initial Meeting
The key to finding the most suitable foster home for your dog is to understand his individual needs.
We will first ask to come and meet you and see your dog in his home surroundings. We will use this opportunity to
talk to you about his needs, exercise regime, diet, temperament, etc. This will allow us to create his unique Pet
Profile which will enable us to select the most suitable foster family to look after him.
The Meet & Greet
Once we have recommended a foster family we will arrange a “Meet & Greet” session. This is your opportunity to
take your dog to meet the foster family. It is your chance to assess the foster home for yourself prior to committing
to any foster care arrangement.
When You Go
Your dog’s well-being is our key concern. That is why we will regularly visit your pooch in his foster home whilst you
are away. This allows us to confirm that he is being well looked after and appears healthy and happy. Additionally, we offer
a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week support line for our foster families should they require any sort of advice or assistance whilst
your dog is in their care.
|3 nights or fewer||< 3 nights||< 21 nights|
|First Dog||£18 per day (or part day*)||£16 per day (or part day*)||£14 per day (or part day*)|
|Additional Dog||£10 per day (or part day*)||£10 per day (or part day*)||£10 per day (or part day*)|