Consider Fostering


Thank You for Considering Becoming a Foster

Fosters truly are the FRONT LINE for these dogs and a critical step in saving more lives! A foster home is a temporary living situation for dogs while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home. With support from the rescue, foster families provide shelter, food, care, love, and guidance. The number of dogs we can save depends entirely on the number of people who will open their homes and hearts to foster them. For some of these dogs, this will be their first experience being treated as a family pet and learning how to be loved and trust humans. The importance of that bridge between their past life and their forever cannot be understated.

Why Foster?

The only way that we can save dogs is with the help of foster homes. Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an dog companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. Foster Care is critical to our rescue efforts, the more homes we have, the more dogs we can save. Becoming a foster family is a very rewarding experience, and can be a lot of fun. There are often tears shed when a foster finally finds a home of their own, but knowing you have saved a life and opened up space to save another is truly rewarding.

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep dogs an average of 2-6 weeks. We will always commit to keeping our foster dogs in their foster home for a minimum of 10 days to ensure that we have a solid understanding of their personality and needs prior to matching them with an adoptive home. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. Your time commitment will be discussed up-front before you agree to foster the pet, but most foster families keep the dog until the dog gets adopted.

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the dog.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Assist with transport to/from adoption events or medical appointments
  • Participate in helping CRA find a family for the dog.
  • Provide information and observations pertaining to the dog's personality and behaviors to help the adoption team match them with the best and most successful forever home.

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