Fostering For LALDR
Fosters for LALDR are always needed, however, as our main purpose is to bring dogs only if they have an approved adoption home, it is difficult to use foster homes consistently. Foster dogs could be with a home for as short a time as a few days to a few months. Often, once we have a foster home arranged the dog will be adopted. Foster homes need to be able to recognize that the fact that a dog has been adopted is not to be upsetting because they now don't need to foster but as a celebration for the dog. Only apply to foster a dog if you are willing to be flexible and understand this uncertainty and ever changing situation.
If the final intent of your wanting to foster a dog is because you want to adopt the dog, please refer to the Foster-to-Adopt program as explained above. Any home that is approved to foster, is not necessarily the home that a dog will be adopted to. We do not review foster homes when considering homes for adoption.
Applications to foster are NOT applications to adopt.
Restrictions - When you foster a dog you are agreeing to bring a dog into your home that needs love, care and attention for an unknown period of time. Restrictions on time such as only available on weekends, are not appropriate for a foster home. You are able to tell us if you have restrictions on size, etc. The majority of dogs will not be house trained. If you have cats, we are not always able to guarantee the dog has been tested with cats.
Foster homes need to be able to work with dogs that might require special attention. They are often called upon to assist us with readying the dog for adoption by a home. Dogs could have separation anxiety, unknown behavioral issues, need house training, leash training etc. If you are away from the home for long periods of time it is unlikely that this will be a good home for a foster.
Unless specifically identified as in need of a foster, we do not use foster homes for most dogs.
If you feel that you are emotionally ready and prepared to foster a dog, please submit an application to foster by clicking the link below. While you are able to select a specific dog, we are not able to guarantee a dog to foster.
This is NOT a trial period for an adoption.