A foster home is a temporary safe haven for a rescued dog. It is the most
crucial yet scarce ingredient in animal rescue. The more available foster
homes, the more pets we are able to rescue. For the dogs in animal
control facilities, a shortage of space means death.
The responsibility of the foster is to provide a safe, secure, stable
environment and, most important, the love needed to nurture the dog back
to his/her happy, healthy self. Some dogs may require special care, such
as post medical attention, increasing weight or strength, socializing,
building trust, exercise, and fun. Some pets just require you. Through
fostering, these animals come to understand that the safest place in
the world is in the arms of their caretakers. As little as a week spent
in your home will often give the dog the confidence it needs to find his/her
Forever Home. The length of commitment is up to you.
Good Dog! Rescue handles all of the logistics of placing these pets.
We provide all of the medical treatment while the pet is in your care,
but, as always, we are grateful for any help we might receive from the
As a foster, you can help us update your foster's Web site bio with
information regarding its housebroken status, it's energy level, its
temperament, and its ability to get along with kids, dogs, and/or cats.
The more we know about the rescue dog through the observation of the
foster parent, the better the chance of a successful forever home.
If during the course of your fostering you happen to fall in love with
your dog and you choose to adopt, your application will take precedence
over any other.
It takes a very special person to open his or her heart to one of these
babies, to love and nurture them for a period of time and then give
them up when their new Forever Home is found.
By taking just ONE needy rescue into your home, you are
making the difference between life and death. Your commitment creates
a space for us to take another dog out of the shelter and
save another life.
If you think you might be able to offer a foster home,
please call us at:
Phone (703) 626-7410
e-mail [email protected]
or visit us at one of our monthly adoption events