Dog Bite Liability: Fostering a Dog
Wanting a dog and having a dog are two very different things. If you’re ready for the responsibility of a new furry friend, then jumping in and adopting one might be the best choice for you. However if you’re teetering on the fence, perhaps fostering a dog would be the best option to getting your feet wet to dog ownership.
When fostering a dog, you act as the owner in many ways, however you’re given great support by the facility you choose to be involved with. You provide the home and the love, and they provided everything else; from dog food and leashes to medical care and liability insurance.
Quick tip: be sure to do your homework on the facility before getting signing up. Not all dogs are cute and cuddly, and if you manage to get paired up with an unfriendly pooch, concerns may arise when it comes the well being of others around you. To insure security, obtain a copy of the organizations liability insurance and be crystal clear of other policies they’ve put in place.
If you love dogs and just want to be apart of something great while having fun, offering a home to dogs in need is one of the best ways to give back to your community. Hundreds of dogs a day are being rescued from less than ideal situations; extending a helping hand is a wonderful way to enjoy the love and attention of an animal without making a permanent commitment.
At Federation of Dog Owners, we understand the desire to share our lives with our four legged friends. However it’s imperative to understand the limitations of any insurance policies put in place by you or a foster organization. Give us a call at (855) 534-6495, if you’re looking to reduce the risk of dog bites or have any questions regarding current policies.