The Wild at Heart Foundation adoption process relies on the support of our volunteer Home Checkers, and we are so grateful for the dedication and effort they gift our charity.
The Home Check is an important part of our adoption process, as it provides an opportunity for us to answer questions, understand more about the adopter’s specific needs and circumstances, and set expectations. It’s also a chance for us to see how a home is set up for a new dog and helps us ensure we’re matching dogs and owners with the upmost responsibility and care.
The Home Checker is responsible for scheduling and conducting this introductory session over Skype / FaceTime, and is an important early touch point for all potential adopters. You’ll help build a realistic insight into what to expect for the first few days, weeks and months of a dog’s settling in period.
Home Checkers are fully trained and managed by our full time Adoption Team, and you’ll be provided with dedicated support throughout the time that you volunteer for us. You’ll begin your volunteer training by learning the format of our Home Check process which includes listening in on a number of sessions, before leading your own under supervision. Once you’re happy to carry out sessions independently, the team will support you and provide all the information you need to play a vital part of the adoption process.
If you’re interested in becoming a Home Checker, and think you can provide regular to semi-regular support, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch on: [email protected]