THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN FOSTERING!  We can only rescue as many dogs as we have foster homes, and once you apply we will be in touch when we have a dog in need that is a good match for your situation.

Just like our adoption process, it’s our priority to find the best possible foster placement for each dog that comes to us. We evaluate their training, socialization, health, and behavioral needs on an individual basis to ensure they go to forever homes that are best suited to helping them thrive. Dogs that come into foster care will all have a variety of special needs. In placing them we will look for foster families that are committed to giving the time, care, and love needed to help the rescue dog overcome his or her unique challenges. We do not make foster placements on a first-come, first-served basis and fostering is not a shortcut to adoption.


  • We provide basic supplies, veterinary care, and guidance.
  • You provide the love, training and a stable home.
  • The dog provides you with love, joy, and the satisfaction of having saved a life.

Foster care consists of providing a safe, loving, temporary home for a dog until a permanent adoptive home can be found. All dogs are screened for health and temperament before entering our program. While some of our fosters do ultimately adopt their foster dog if we’re all in agreement that it is in the best interest of the dog and his or her family, fostering should not be considered a placeholder or trial period for adoption. We have separate applications for fostering and adoption and placement decisions for each are made on a case by case basis.

Aside from regular day-to-day care (feeding, grooming, exercise), the responsibilities of a foster home may include basic training (housetraining, walking on leash, sit, down); behavior modification (to correct problems such as jumping, mouthing, barking, destructive chewing, dashing through doors); socialization and temperament evaluation (to determine whether the dog is good with different types of people and other animals); medical care (dispensing medication, taking the dog to vet appointments), and of course plenty of playtime and snuggling.

Fostering a dog may seem like a formidable task, but it’s a very tangible way to make a difference.  Everyone benefits!   As a foster volunteer you get to spend time with a special dog, and you have saved a life many times by providing a loving environment for a rescue.

Please check out our FOSTERING FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

If you would like to help us by fostering a dog please download and fill out our FOSTER APPLICATION. Questions? Email us at

When you apply to foster, please remember complete ALL questions in detail. The more information provided, the better we are able to help you in finding a rescue that’s a good match for you.