Have you ever considered becoming a foster? Not sure what being a foster entails? No problem, let us explain how foster homes are crucial in helping us save as many lives as we do.

A foster home is this: an individual person/family who opens their home and heart to a dog in need. 

As a foster, you are providing a temporary home for a dog while he or she awaits finding a forever home. We are always asked how long a foster dog will stay with you and the answer is indefinitely. There is no time limit placed on the dog you foster; they could be with you a few weeks or a few months.  We've had dogs stay in our rescue for nearly a year before finding that perfect forever home. That being said, it's important to make sure you're ready to commit to the full amount of time it takes, however long that may be.

Our process begins with the foster application which needs to be completed entirely before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you currently have pets in the home they must be spayed/neutered, updated on vaccinations and receive monthly flea and heart worm prevention unless otherwise directed by a veterinarian. We will do a vet check so please contact your vet BEFORE submitting the application to give them permission to release your information to us; this will only cause delays in the process if this is not done prior. Once we review your application and the vet check (if applicable) is complete we will be in touch to schedule a home check. Our home check involves one of our team members coming to your home to ensure it is the best fit for the foster dog (and you and your family).

Many times we have dogs waiting to come in to the rescue or shelters have contacted us specifically and requested our assistance to help place one of their dogs into our rescue. We do NOT place you with a dog until the application process is completed and we determine what kind of dog would best fit with you. We also do not tell our foster homes what dog they need to take as this is an inclusive process and our fosters are welcome to suggest dogs they'd like to have stay with them.

For more information on becoming a foster please email info@allaboutthepaw.org 

Want to save a life? Consider becoming a FOSTER for us!

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