Foster homes allow Jasmine’s House to rescue dogs from a variety of situations by providing temporary care until they are adopted. We couldn’t help these dogs without the kindness of people opening their homes to fosters in need. It is an undeniably selfless and rewarding experience and it doesn’t come without its challenges, but we are here for any support that our foster homes need.
Heather Cole is the foster coordinator for Jasmine’s House. She keeps in touch with foster parents, asking how their dogs are doing so we can match them with the best families. Heather facilitates their advertisements on Facebook, the Jasmine’s House website, Petfinder, and Adopt-a-Pet. She posts foster updates and pictures on Facebook and with thousands of followers, our dogs are often noticed and shared. Heather also keeps fosters updated on any events that we are planning to see if you can attend them.
Training and Behavioral Support is an essential part of our foster program. Jasmine’s House has partnered with Meghan Burton of Canine Lifestyle Academy to offer training help to the dogs in our program and community. Every foster family is given free access to group training classes as well as one-on-one support from our trainer. We also work to improve the public perception of pit bulls by offering pit bull Canine Good Citizen classes and testing in three different locations in Central Maryland. For 2013, the newest addition to our training program is a “Barky Dogs” class, to rehabilitate dogs who are reactive towards other dogs in public.
Jasmine’s House is committed to positive, science-based training for all dogs in our program and community.
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