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Fostering is one of the most rewarding ways to volunteer.

Some people shy away from fostering because they are afraid to get too attached to the dog. And so what if you get too attached? A foster fail is our favorite kind of fail! Yes, a foster fail might mean that we lose that foster home for a future dog, but at least we've found a great home for one in our rescue. Isn't it far better to give a dog a chance and experience a loving home, than to let him or her suffer in a shelter, or worse, euthanized for no other reason than lack of space? Our foster families think so.

Thank Dog Rescue pays for all vetting, food and supplies. We just need YOU  to open your heart and home to a dog in need. Without foster homes, we cannot help a single dog. Even if you have never fostered, we will help you every step of the way, to guide you on your wonderful journey. We just ask that when you commit, you're in it for the short OR long haul. Some dogs are with you for a few weeks, some for months, while others, even years. Give of your heart and the reward is priceless. We're pretty sure once you start, you won't be able to stop.

A few things to keep in mind prior to completing this application:

  • We REALLY need more foster homes that can accommodate "dog only" dogs, meaning no other pets (dogs or cats) in the home, or those who are able and/or willing to care for sick or elderly dogs (or both).

  • We prefer applicants who are at least 21 years old. Please understand that many are in a period of transition during 21 - 30 years of age (heck, some of us are still in transition at 40!) and we only want the most stable environment for our pups. If you are still living at home, we will review your application on a case-by-case basis.

  • Landlord and/or condo association consent (if applicable).

  • Believe in and practice positive reinforcement training and non-aversive training methods (shock, choke, prong collars and invisible/electric fences are NOT WELCOME here!)

  • If approved to foster, sign and abide by terms outlined in the Foster Agreement.

Our goal is to find the best fit for all because fostering is a commitment. We carefully screen all applicants, conduct home visits AND meet and greets to ensure that all members of the family get along harmoniously.

When you're ready, please complete our online Foster Application below. If you still encounter problems with the form, it usually means there are required fields missing information. *Required fields are noted by an asterisk. When completing this application, please type "N/A" in these required fields that do not apply in your case.

And don't forget to check the last box and hit the SUBMIT button! If done correctly, you will receive an onscreen confirmation letting you know that the form was successfully submitted. If ever in doubt, please email us and we'll gladly let you know.