Advice and resources from seasoned foster parents.
Questions to ask yourself and the rescue group before saying “yes” to the foster.
Your primary role as a foster parent is to be a loving and patient caretaker while your foster dog acclimates to domestic life. Your “job” as a foster parent is to learn all about the dog’s personality and behaviors, in order to help find a great adopter.
What to get for your temporary foster pooch! If you buy supplies for your foster dog, these materials may be tax-deductible.
We recommend having a stack of business cards available to hand out when people express interest in your foster dog! Download, print, and distribute these business cards whenever someone asks, “How do I find out more about adopting this dog?”
Crate training can help your foster dog feel confident in his or her new home and help prevent destruction while you’re out. You’ll thank us later.
Get the best shots of your foster dog to help him or her get adopted.
Complete a little "about me" sheet with your pup's routine, likes, and dislikes for new adopters, written by you: the foster parent.
Whether you are preparing for your first foster dog or you are a seasoned foster parent, it is always good to keep your rights as a foster parent in mind. Your well-being is just as important as the foster dog’s.