We need help. We will support you with food, training, supplies and veterinary care if you can just help provide a temporary living space while we look for a permanent loving home. Here are some requirements for fostering: If you don’t own your own home, we ask that you provide written permission from your landlord.
A safe area where the dog can move around while tethered.
Dogs must live indoors.
Any pets currently residing with you must be altered and up-to-date on vaccinations
The duration that a dog is with you may vary from one day to several months.
What does fostering a dog 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 and shelters need foster homes? There are many reasons a dog might need foster care. Some of the most common include:
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 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.
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.