A GUIDE FOR FOSTER DOG PAWRENTS!
Please note: We’re so grateful for the amount of support our community has shown us. Due to Covid19, we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of applications we’ve received and we thank you for your patience as we review all of the applications.
Thank you for considering opening up your heart and home to a foster dog. When you foster, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a preset period of time or until the dog is adopted. Fostering saves lives and opens up space for another in the unfortunate overcrowded shelter system.
Why should I foster?
Why do dogs need a foster home before getting adopted out right away?
Since we are a foster based rescue, we do not have a physical shelter so we rely on foster homes to care for our dogs until suitable forever homes are found.
A puppy may be too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until they are old enough to go to its forever home.
A dog is recovering from surgery, illness, or injury and needs a safe place to be cared for.
A dog has not lived in a home before or has not been socialized properly.
A dog may need to decompress after being in a very stressful or unsafe environment.
How long are dogs in foster homes?
It completely depends on the dog and the situation. The average stay in a foster home is about 2 months. However, most puppies and some dogs may stay only a few weeks. Others, recovering from an injury, medical care, certain breeds and senior dogs, may stay much longer.
What supplies are needed to foster?
Can I adopt my foster dog?
YES! As long as foster parents meet the requirements necessary for adoption, foster parents have first choice to adopt their foster dog.
Am I responsible for finding my foster dog a forever home?