Fostering is Critical to Dogs In Need - Interested?

January 04, 2021

Fostering is Critical to Dogs In Need - Interested? | Hoadin

Why is fostering so important to helping out dogs in need? 

Fostering plays a vital role in dog rescue and the shelter system, allowing needy pups to relax, recuperate, and learn how to be good pets in a normal home environment. Rescued dogs in foster care avoid the stress of shelter life, and get to meet new people (each of whom could be a potential adopter) every single day. The more shelter dogs that can be removed from the shelter into foster homes, the more dogs can be in the best position to be adopted. In addition, there is more space in shelters that can reduce the amount of dogs needlessly euthanized due to lack of shelter space.

Interested in fostering a dog?

Our friends at Foster Dogs can help.  Foster Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects rescue organizations, adopters, fosters, and other partners together in our shared mission to help out dogs in need. Their education programs can provide you expert advice. If you live in the NYC Metro Area or the Nashville, TN area, they can be a direct placement resource through their Foster Roster. For additional other areas of the U.S., please check our dog rescue map for our vetted dog rescues located throughout the country and reach out to them directly. For all other areas, a quick Google search of "dog rescue organizations near me" should give you a good start. Make sure to do your own vetting to make sure there are no articles, reviews or records that indicate the organizations are not upstanding.

It can't hurt to take that first step of reaching out and learning more. Fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience that saves lives! 

 



Size Chart

Collars   
When measuring the length around dog's neck, make sure it is loose enough to be comfortable (at least 2 finger widths between neck and collar), but not too loose to be pulled over his or her head.  Round up to the closest 1/2 inch (1 cm).
 
 

Collar Size

Collar Width inches

Neck Size (around) inches

   Collar Width      cm

Neck Size (around) cm

X-Small

5/8

Up to 10

1.6

Up to 25

Small

5/8

9 to 13

1.6

23 to 33

Medium

3/4

12 to 17

1.9

31 to 42

Large 

1

15 to 21

2.6

38 to 53

X-Large

1

18 to 25

2.6

46 to 66

 
Harnesses 
Measure around your dog's chest about 2 inches (5 cm)  behind his/her front legs.  Make sure it is loose enough to be comfortable. Round up to the closest 1/2 inch (1 cm).
   
 

Harness Size

Harness Width inches

Chest Size Around (behind front legs) inches

Harness Width  cm

Chest Size Around (behind front legs) cm

X-Small

5/8

13 to 16

1.6

33 to 40

Small

5/8

16 to 20

1.6

41 to 50

Medium

3/4

20 to 25

1.9

51 to 63

Large

1

25 to 33

2.6

64 to 83

 
Bandanas:
  

Bandana Size

Neck Size (around) inches

Top to Tip Length inches

Neck Size (around) cm

Top to Tip Length cm

Small

up to 14

9

up to 35

23

Medium

up to 17

11

up to 43

28

Large

up to 20

13

up to 51

33


* Please 
let us know if your dog's size is smaller or larger than our sizes accommodate. We want to do our best to provide product sizes for all dogs.