Become a Foster!
All rescue dogs need a place to decompress, feel safe, learn valuable social skills, and grow into themselves. This is why fostering is the backbone of any rescue. Once a dog is in a foster home, we learn so much about its personality, energy level, likes, dislikes, leash skills, manners, etc. Knowing this information helps find the right home for that dog. As a foster you are a vital component of saving a dog’s life. Whether it’s just for a few days, a week, or until the dog is adopted, you will be making an extraordinary difference for that dog. We can't do what we do without our fosters. Submit your inquiry today to foster with us by going here.
Sometimes all you have and all our Foster program needs is a few days. Providing a loving and safe home for dogs in foster is so important to their health and wellbeing, but life gets busy! Our fosters go out of town, need a break, have their own personal scheduling issues that come up, and we give them the extra support to move the dog to a temporary foster home overnight or for a few days when they need it. Sometimes we need a home for an urgent rescue situation while we wait for our foster to be available. It’s not right for every dog, but most dogs transition well and actually benefit from new environments and people. If you are interested in becoming a temporary foster please use the same inquiry here and be sure to mention you are open to temporary fostering, or only interested in temporary fostering. Thank you!
Foster Inquiry Guidelines During COVID-19: Home visits for foster inquiries will be conducted virtually via video conference.
Frequently Asked Questions
The foster family will be responsible for the dog’s daily needs such as exercise, love, working on basic obedience training (if needed) and helping the dog to learn or brush up on house manners. We can help with food if this is important to you. You may be asked to provide transport to the vet or to meet potential adopters. We also need you to provide regular feedback to the person responsible for the dog’s placement in a forever home, and you will be a partner with that person to help select the new family.
Any and all medical care and medication is provided. If needed, food, crates, beds, leashes, collars and bowls - pretty much anything a dog needs - can also be made available to a foster.
If you discover that your foster dog doesn’t get along with a human or furry family member, then we will make different arrangements for the dog. We understand that not all foster arrangements work out. Even if this happens, we still learn something about that dog so the experience remains helpful.
We dare you not to! It’s been our experience that each foster dog that comes into your home will take a piece of your heart when it is adopted. That is normal since it’s your job to shower as much love and compassion on the dog that you can. If, however, you realize that you might be a Foster Adopter (also known as a “foster failure") let us know. It’s one of our favorite conversations to have.