Want to take care and love a dog without the commitment? Want to help save lives? Fostering isn't a lifetime commitment. Its a commitment to save their life!!
By fostering our dogs you are helping make room to rescue and save more dogs. But must importantly, you can foster a dog to save its life.
In order for us to save dogs that are about to be euthanized, who are injured, abandoned, or sick, we need a foster home for them to go to until they are adopted. Sadly, a lot of dogs that we want to save end up dying because we don't have a foster home for them to go to. A lot of them we do save and they end up going straight to boarding. Even though they are still alive the boarding experience isn't much different then the shelter environment they were in. The number of dogs we can save depends on the number of fosters we have that can open up their heart and home. You are changing lives by fostering because you are limiting the amount of dogs that are euthanized. There are many kill shelters around your area that you may not even be aware of. Most cases if the dog can't find a foster home they will be euthanized because there isn't enough room in their facility. Fostering dogs helps bring them healing. The second they walk into your house they will feel safe and loved.
Fostering dogs that are in need is a very rewarding experience. You can use your foster dog to educate your family, friends, and coworkers about the sad circumstances some of these dogs face.
I hear some people say that they don't want to foster because it will be too sad and hard to let them go once they are adopted. How is that more sad than knowing that the dog will die if you don't?
Why should I foster?
Fostering a dog is such a rewarding experience. You are taking a dog from an awful environment and giving it so much love and a nice place to stay. By opening up your heart and home to foster a dog you are:
- Freeing up space so the rescue can save another dog
- Saving a dog from being euthanized or from being stuck in boarding
- Giving your foster dog the time he or she needs to decompress and adjust into a normal home setting.
- Helping the rescue learn more about the dog so he or she can end up in the best home possible.
- Socializing the dog and getting he or she used to being around other pets and different type of people.
What are the expectations of a foster family?
- A foster family provides a clean and safe environment
- A foster family provides love, care and attention
- A foster family provides feeding, grooming and exercise ( food can be provided )
- A foster family provides socialization to determine wether the dog is good with different types of people and other animals.
Most all of our dogs placed in a foster home have been completely vetted and are spayed or neutered ( unless they are puppies ). We cover the costs of all necessary veterinary care at our vet partner. We can provide a crate if the foster does not have one. Our fosters will receive training guidance and support from other committed fosters.
If you don't live in the area you can still make a difference and foster dogs that are near you. If you do live in the area and are interested in fostering one of our dogs fill out the application below or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.
Please read our Foster Policies & Requirements HERE
You can fill out our Foster Application HERE
Poppy is in boarding right now and really needs to adjust in a home setting. She was very attached to her owner and her owner dropped her off at the shelter to die. She is traumatized and scared. She needs a foster or owner that is patient and willing to give Poppy a chance to open up.
Email us if you are interested in adopting or fostering Poppy email@example.com
Cleo is an absolute sweetheart looking for a foster home. She just had surgery to repair her broken femur and is on crate rest for about a month. She would love to have a home to heal in where she can get lots of love and attention. She is 9 months old, crate trained, and loves everyone!