How to get a foster dog adopted
Are you a foster dog parent? If so, you know how rewarding it can be to help an animal in need find its forever home. But sometimes it can be tough getting your foster dog adopted. We’ll share 6 ways how to get your foster dog adopted. Luckily, you can do plenty of things to increase your chances of finding the perfect family for your furry friend.
First thing… What are foster pets? And why do people do it?
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What are foster pets?
When people foster fur babies, they take an abandoned, abused, lost, or homeless pet into their home and take care of them until they are adopted.
This rewarding experience will be able to help rescue organizations. Either the pet is too young, running out of room in shelters, no-kill shelter groups nearby, and many more.
This is a great way to save and help homeless fur babies feel loved and cared for until they find the “one” for them.
Getting your foster dog adopted
But, if you haven’t found the right foster parents and are having a challenging time getting the fur baby or babies adopted, don’t worry because today we are giving you tips and tricks that are simple yet so effective!
6 Ways to get a foster dog adopted
Here are 6 simple and easy yet effective ways and strategies to get your foster pet adopted!
1. The traditional way
In the business or marketing world, this is called traditional marketing.
This involves printing and handing out flyers; also posters. This is a great way to spread the word that a pet needs to be adopted.
Although this method can be ”traditional”, it’s simple, and fun and you will be able to hand out flyers face-to-face to potential owners.
You can also hand out flyers or post posters and ask permission from local stores such as coffee shops, convenience stores, barbershops, and many more commercial spaces.
Make sure that your poster and flyer have the most appealing picture of the pet and the wording must be bold and easy to read.
Another tip is to make them all capital letters so they are really noticeable.
Make sure you add your contact information somewhere on the poster.
2. Local Facebook Groups
On the other hand, we also have digital marketing. And one way to promote something is through local Facebook groups and this method also works if you are finding a potential owner for your foster pet.
The first is to find and join local Facebook groups in your community or nearby areas where you can post and share the pet’s information and pictures.
Make sure to ask permission first from the admin, agree, and follow virtual group rules.
Plus, if you are planning to post the pet’s information and pictures, make sure that you have the proper description, basic information, and the purpose of why you are posting on their online Facebook group.
You can also post on your personal accounts to let your local friends know that you are looking to find a potential fur baby parent.
Your Facebook account must be active and easy to reach so people who are interested can contact you conveniently.
With Facebook, you can also message people individually to see if they know or they are willing to adopt a fur baby, especially those who are looking for one and are certified, pet lovers.
3. Word of Mouth
People love talking and talking and talking and… talking! Word-of-mouth is very powerful. You can inform your local neighbors, workmates, colleagues, family, and relatives that there is a pet looking for a fur parent.
Through networks, friends of friends, and connections… This kind of information can spread easily. And you can even inform your local veterinarian or groups of pet lovers!
You can also hand out digital flyers that you can send through local messaging applications such as WhatsApp, iMessage, and many more.
4. Business Cards
This method also works! This is also similar to flyers and posters. You can hand out business cards of your foster pets with the proper and basic description and information letting people know that you are looking for a potential owner of a pet.
This is a unique and fun way! You can design business cards using easy and convenient software such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, or Paint.
This is also fun because you will be able to design the type of business card for your dog or cat.
Make sure letters and wording are easy to read. Colors and pictures must be eye-catching to really catch the viewers’ eyes.
5. Adoption Events
There are several rescue or pet groups that organize these kinds of events bringing pets and people together.
There are virtual ones where you can sign up your foster pets on their sites such as Petco, which will help you to find potential adopters.
Or there are also events where you can go and connect with many potential pet parents.
These are great events to spread awareness, bring love, care, and lessen the number of pets getting euthanized, and prevent overcrowding from rescue groups.
Plus, with these events, there are many people and pet interactions and activities where you can have fun and enjoy!
6. Social Media
Yes! Last but definitely not the least is the internet. The power of this online platform is truly effective, simple yet magical!
With an instant click, you can connect with people.
You may find local people on Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, Instagram, and Snapchat who are interested in adopting.
With a single post, your friends and even the friends of your friends can reach out to you.
Try posting adorable photos and basic information with an interesting story to call for action!