We need foster homes!!

Fostering is one of the many ways volunteers keep Promise Rescue working!


What is fostering?

Foster care givers are volunteers who take Promise Rescue dogs into their homes and care for them until they are ready for adoption. It’s a great way to volunteer from home. Since we do not operate a shelter, most of the animals we accept into our organization must be fostered.


While some volunteers end up adopting a foster pet, please note that the foster program is not for people who want to “try out” an animal prior to adoption. It is intended to provide one-on-one attention in a home environment for animals, in order to best evaluate them and prepare them for adoption.


What would I be expected to do as a foster parent?

  • Provide a clean, nurturing, indoor home for the dog / cat

  • Give medication as needed. We teach the inexperienced!

  • Update your foster's bio periodically, including pictures by emailing the info to us.

  • Bring the dog to adoption events whenever possible, if needed transport may be set up if you can’t make it


Would I be responsible for finding the dog / cat a permanent home?

No – all animals available for adoption are posted on Facebook and on our website with photos and their bio. We receive applications for the dogs/cats through our website. Our screening process includes an application and usually a home visit.


What if I need to go out of town?

With enough notice, we should be able to find another foster home to take your dog/cat for the time being. In some circumstances, your foster may need to be boarded at our Veterinary Clinic.


What if I already have pets of my own?

If you are fostering, we ask that all fosters be introduced very slowly to your pets. Some dogs/cats may never be able to be mingled with your own pets. We will walk you through slow introductions and provide you with a crate.


How long would I keep my foster?

There are many variables when fostering; a dog/cat could be in your home for one week, two months, or possibly longer.


Would I be responsible for my foster animal’s expenses?

No. Promise Rescue will provide and pay for the animal’s veterinary care and medications; however, if medical issues arise, you must contact Amanda immediately. Promise Rescue will also loan crates,  food / water bowls, blankets, toys and bones. We will also provide food, medications, a collar and leash for each dog.  While all these items are provided by the rescue, you are more than welcome to supply these items for your foster animal as a donation, that helps us stretch money a little further and allows us to help more animals.


Can my foster dog sleep in bed with me? Or on the furniture?

It is not recommended that you allow foster dogs to sleep with you. Not only can this lead to dominance/control issues, but we need to think about their forever family (who may not want them on the bed). In regards to the furniture, it is up to the individual foster home. As long as the foster dog will get off the furniture when you want them to, then you should be okay. If you have a dog with ANY dominance issues (with people or dogs), they should not be allowed on the furniture. Either way, you should not allow this immediately after getting the dog.

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