Whether you are interested in becoming a Foster for one of our dogs or are wanting to adopt a specific dog listed on our Available Dogs page, we will need some important information from you before we begin.
Please take a moment to go over the information listed below to see if this is a good fit for you and we’d be delighted to receive an application form from you!
Foster To Adopt Information
Please read this carefully before you fill out our application
A foster home is a temporary home for a dog until our organization finds a permanent home for the dog. If you are interested in potentially providing a permanent home for one of our dogs, you still fill out this application first as the adoptive home is allowed a two week trial period to determine if the dog is a match for the home. After two weeks you can apply to adopt the dog!
Each one of our dogs come with a crate, bed/blanket, leash, harness, bowls, toys and food. Thank you offering to become a foster home for our organization!
To be considered as a foster home for our organization you must:
- Be 21 years of age or older
- If you rent your home you must have consent from your landlord to have a dog
- Have all dogs and cats in the home spayed/neutered, if they are six months or older, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so
- Have all dogs in the home up to date on vaccinations
- Agree to have a home visit done by one of our volunteers
The volunteer will need to see the areas of the home where the dog will be allowed and also visit with family members and current pets. Distance is a factor in whether or not the required home visit can be completed. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. Although we do have volunteer contacts in many areas, some areas may be difficult for us to locate a volunteer to conduct the home visit. We will let you know ASAP if your application needs to be denied due to our inability to find a volunteer to conduct the home visit.
You must also agree to the following conditions, which are included in the foster home agreement contract:
- Agree to have the dog wear an Adopt Me harness and/or ID tag on its collar at all times when in public or outdoors
- Agree to never allow the foster dog to be off leash when it is outdoors, unless it is in a securely fenced area
- Agree to have the foster dog reside in the home, not outside. The foster dog may NOT be left outdoors if you are not at home (this includes outdoor kennel runs)
- Agree to never allow foster dogs to be left unattended with young children
- Agree to NOT take your foster dog to dog parks; leashed or off leash.
Once you have found and bonded with your newest furry family member, and are ready to make it official, we do ask for a minimum donation fee of $250 for dogs 7 years and up, $350 for our dogs aged 1 to 6, and $400 for any of our puppies under 1 year old. This cost goes right back to our animals to securely rescue and care for as many dogs as we can!
The first step to fostering or adopting any dog from us is to read through our rules and requirements and then to fill out our foster to adopt form.
Once we have received and approved your application we will follow up with a phone chat and then a house check to ensure your home is dog safe.
This step is necessary before we will consider placing any of our animals with you, to ensure their safety and quality of life.
How To Adopt/Foster
Our foster to adopt program has been designed to ensure that our animals are placed in homes that are the best fit for both them and you. We understand that sometimes the dogs we feel will be a great fit, might not turn out to be for any given reason. This program allows both you and the dog to get to know each other before the final desicion is made to adopt that dog or to keep looking for your forever dog, that we will hopefully provide to you.
All of our dogs are given a clean bill of health certificate, they are all up to date on their shots (including rabies), they are checked for heart worms, given flea and tick medication if needed, and they are all spayed/neutered. All vet bills and expenses will be paid by us while the dog is being fostered.
If you are fostering to adopt a puppy, we will provide the first three sets of shots (the first before you get the puppy, and two more after you take it, depending on its age at the time of foster/adopt), puppies under six months can not be spayed/neutered, so once the puppy reaches six months of age, we will pay for it to be spayed/neutered regardless if you have decided to fully adopt the puppy by that time.
Our Fosters Come With
- Food and Water Dishes
- Food (2 Week supply)