Dogs thrive in an environment filled with love, care and attention. Unfortunately, many dogs that come to our rescue have been abandoned or surrendered after suffering past neglect, abuse, or untreated illness. Some are grieving the loss of their human. These animals need time to trust again and learn behaviors that will make them more adoptable for a new family. That is why our fostering program is so vital.
What is involved in fostering?
Foster families provide temporary homes for a homeless pet. Just like with adoption applicants, we want the foster pet to fit in with your family and lifestyle, so we will work with you based on your needs, availability, and experience. Your job is to keep the dog safe and provide a loving indoor home while helping us search for that pet's forever family. FDAR covers all expenses for our foster animals, including food, treats, medical care, etc. You might be asked to bring the dog to weekly adoption events, speak with potential adopters, and sometimes take your pup to meet prospective families, at a pre-approved "meet and greet".
Do I need any special training or supplies?
We can supply anything you need such as dog food, beds, leashes and so on. We supply a crate to transport your pup and a martingale collar and tag that should not be removed. We will also require you to have a security or baby gate at exterior doors as well as a secure yard, as many of our dogs were strays and may try to run if given an opportunity. We will do a home visit before you foster to help identify concerns for your new foster pet.
Can I adopt my foster dog or cat?
Yes, you may. Sometimes you just know that a pet is a good fit for your family and decide to adopt. We call that a "foster fail" and we have all failed, too! You will need to complete the adoption process and be approved after a visit with your foster pet.
Ready to get started?
If you have questions about fostering or want more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are ready to start fostering, please fill out a