Foster Application Guidelines During COVID-19: Home visits for foster applicants will be conducted virtually via video conference. Please be patient; we are going through applications received all the way back in March. We’re excited to start meeting you digitally - it’s just going to be a slow roll-out.
All dogs need a safe place to decompress, feel safe, learn valuable social skills, and grow into themselves. This is why fostering is the backbone of any rescue. Honestly, 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. Submit your application to foster with us by going here.
Frequently Asked Questions
The foster family will be responsible for the dog’s daily needs such as food, exercise, love, working on basic obedience training (if needed) and helping the dog to learn or brush up on house manners. 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, crates, beds, leashes, collars and bowls, 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 failure,” let us know. It’s one of our favorite conversations to have.