Hello Foster Parent!
Part of your role is keeping applicants “warm”. We don’t want this for all applicants, but for the ones that we really really feel could be “the one!”.
It’s important that applicants feel engaged with DIBS.
And, it’s important that foster parents feel that their dogs are going to people they can feel good about. So, whether your foster dog is here or not, it is good to learn about the people, find out what they like, don’t like, etc. Once you meet the dog, the puzzle pieces will fall into place, but do take the opportunity to get to know the applicants.
This has been renamed from “keeping it warm” to “touching base” as it more accurately reflects the intended use/results.
Note, if you did the PS for your dog, you can skip this step as we know you have connected!
Reminder – there are no approvals sent, etc at this time. Do not go into “education mode” – keep it light on boundaries, training, etc. This is our time to listen!!!
Please take a few minutes and let us know your thoughts!