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Thank you for your desire to Foster a pet!

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 Foster a Dog and What does it Entail?

Why do adoption groups 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.

How do I sign up to foster a dog?

Please complete our foster application — it will change your life and the life of an animal. We value our foster families!

We will work with you to figure out the right foster dog for your household.

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