What is fostering?
Fostering is like temporary ownership — you take care of your foster pet as though it were your own ideally until we find the animal the right long term, stable, forever home.
How do I start fostering?
Complete the dog foster application and then email us when you see a post on our social media asking for foster help. Knowing we have interested foster homes means we have the ability to save more lives.
How long does fostering last?
Fostering typically lasts 2 to 4 weeks for dogs because most get adopted within that time frame. Sometimes dogs get adopted much more quickly, sometimes it takes longer. We ask that foster parents hold onto their foster dog until the dog is adopted if possible because the less a dog bounces around, the better it is for the dog. It can be stressful for a dog to move from home to home unnecessarily.
What if something comes up and I need to give my foster animal back?
We will place the animal in a new foster home if you can no longer care for your foster pet. We need at least 24 hours notice, and the more notice you can provide us with the better. If you are going out of town, let us know as far in advance as you can. If you are experiencing a specific challenge with your foster dog, email us right away so we can offer suggestions or trainer contacts and look for new placement if necessary.
What kinds of supplies do I need?
Not much. We can provide a leash, harness, coat if necessary, and crate if you want one for dogs. Most of our foster parents end up buying their own pet food but we are happy to provide that too if you want to pop by once in a while to pick it up. All supplies that you purchase for your foster pet can be considered tax deductible donations to the shelter with receipts.
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Foster homes, event staff, and dog walkers are all needed!
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We need more people on our team to help us grow! Graphic designers, website manager, social media managers... Have time to make phone calls for our team? Make transport connections, build relationships so we can help save more animals... Yes? Great! Reach out to us. We all work full-time while still building this tiny rescue up from the ground but we would love more help!