K9 Rescue and Rehoming

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Foster. Make a choice to save a life.

A foster application can be found at the bottom of this page after the overview of fostering.  Please note, for best results of our website and for all forms to show up, if you are viewing the website on a phone/mobile device, you will first need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the button that says to view the website in Classic mode.

The Steps To Becoming A Foster Home

The first step in the process is to fill out the application. This lets us know what you are looking to foster and your household so that we can find a good match for you. The application is located at the bottom of this page or we also have them in person at our adoption events.

The second step is finding a foster animal for you. Typically, for our newer foster homes, we will transfer an animal that is currently in our rescue to you as your first foster or two. This way, we have a good understanding of what that particular animal and its needs are. Most of our foster homes are pretty flexible with who they have, so once we transfer their foster out, they will take a new, incoming animal- animals are still saved. Once you have had an animal or two (or if you are pretty determined from the start), you can start looking at fostering animals from our coming soon album or the impounds we pull from. Please note, when you start asking to foster animals that we are taking from impounds that weren't in our rescue previously, we don't typically know much about them. 

Third is getting them into your home and ready for adoption. We provide all of the supplies that you will need. For dogs; food, toys, kennel, leash, collar, etc and for cats; toys litter, food, litterbox, , etc. Just let us know what you do and don't need. Essentially, we just need you to provide a loving home until they can find theirs. All of our animals are fully vetted before they are available for adoption; spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, dewormed, heartworm tested, microchipped, a full vet exam, and any other issues taken care of that they may have. If you are taking an animal already in the rescue from another foster, then this step will more then likely already be done. If you are getting an animal new to rescue, then this will need to be done. Our vetting days with our vets are typically on Tuesdays and Thursday. We can coordinate transportation to vetting appointments with you.

Fourthly, once the animal is fully vetted and cleared by the vet, they are ready to start finding their new home. We do not require that you come to all of our adoption events, but please note that the more adoption events that you can get your foster to, the faster they will be adopted. We typically have adoption events every Friday and Saturday. Please see our events page for a list of our events and where we are at. You can either stay during the adoption events or simply drop your foster off and pick them back up at the end if they aren't adopted. If you have a busy schedule, we can also arrange for you to drop your foster off with another volunteer home on Thursday night or Friday morning who can bring them to the events and you can just pick them back up on Saturday if they aren't adopted. For more info on our adoption policy, you can read about it on our Adoptable page on our main website

Once your foster is adopted, simply let us know when you are ready for another one and the process starts all over again. 

How Long Do I Have to Commit?

The time frame depends on who you are fostering. We ask that you foster until the animal is adopted. For puppies, small breeds, and really desirable breeds (goldens, non shedding, rare), typically they go in the first weekend or two of adoption events. For older dogs, it can take more along the lines of a month or two. This is a complete guideline and there is not solid answer. Some animals who will think we will have for awhile end up getting adopted at their first event and others who we think will be gone in the blink of an eye sit for months. Our longest dog in rescue took almost 3 years to find a home, but she did- please know this is a very rare instance, don't want to scare you away or anything. We don't have a time limit on our animals and we keep trying until they are adopted.

What If The Animal Just Isn't Working Out?

If for any reason a foster isn't working with your household, let us know and we can always trade them out with a different foster animal. Please give us a few days to make arrangements and find a new foster to take it, but we will work as quickly as possible.

What If I Have A Vacation Coming Up?

If you have a vacation or anything coming up where you are going to be really busy for a few days or going out of town or whatever, let us know and we will get your foster animal(s) into a temporary foster home for you while you're gone. 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions about fostering.