Why should I foster a dog?

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:

  • freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another dog.

  • giving your foster dog the time he needs to be ready for adoption.

  • helping the shelter or rescue learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.

  • socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.

Fill out an application today! We like to give foster orientations so you are acquainted with our programs, and if you are approved, we will work with you to figure out the right foster dog for your household.

 

FAQs
What does fostering a dog/cat involve?

  • 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 predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted.

Why do adoption groups need foster homes?

  • A rescue group doesn’t have a physical shelter and depends on foster homes to care  for dogs until suitable homes are found.

  • A puppy is too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until he or she is old enough to go to a
    forever home.

  • A litter of kittens that need round the clock care.A pregnant animal that needs a home to birth her litter.

  • A dog is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate.

  • A dog is showing signs of stress such as pacing or hiding in the shelter.

  • A dog has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people and needs to be socialized.

  • The shelter is running out of room for adoptable dogs.