QUALITY CARE ~ QUALITY PLACEMENT
Matching Foster Dogs with Foster Homes is our Specialty
The weight and size of the dogs we save ranges from 30-100 pounds, and the dogs we save do shed.
If you are unable to foster a dog that fits this profile, we may not be the best fit for you and your home.
What support is available for foster caregivers?
- Each foster caregiver is assigned a Foster Coordinator that provides 24/7/365 hands-on support over email, phone, and in person.
- We provide as much information as possible about the dog prior to it coming into your home.
- Each dog receives a full medical workup by one of our trusted veterinarians before going into your home.
- We pay for all approved veterinary care; provide all equipment and monthly preventatives; and in certain situations, provide or reimburse you for food.
- We provide free manners and behavior training should you need help.
A few things to note:
- We will never "guilt" you into fostering a dog.
- We work as hard at matching foster dogs with foster homes as we do matching them with their forever homes.
- We want you to be as committed to the care and well-being of your foster dog as we are.
- We invite you to speak with any of our foster caregivers to find out what it's like to volunteer with ADR.
What types of dogs does ADR rescue?
Once we have a confirmed foster home, we will immediately go save a dog. We will not commit to saving a dog unless we have a place for them.
- We rescue all breeds, ages and sizes.
- Mixed breed dogs are in the greatest need, but we occasionally take purebred dogs if the breed rescues are unable to help and we have a foster home that is experienced with that breed.
- The average weight of the dogs we save range from 30-100 pounds, with the average dog being somewhere in the middle.
How does ADR evaluate its dogs?
Each dog is evaluated based on basic temperament qualities. Though a shelter setting can be a challenge when it comes to evaluating a dog, we only accept dogs that are human and dog-friendly. If an experienced foster home is open, we sometimes rescue dogs that need additional socialization and manners training, or a little more time to adjust to their new environment. Although we assess each dog, we cannot guarantee the behavior of any dog.
We often rescue:
- Dog that are at risk of being euthanized.
- Dogs that have been overlooked by potential adopters.
- Dog that may have medical conditions that a shelter is not capable of handling.
- Dogs that are overwhelmed by the shelter setting. and need out before their behavior deteriorates.
- Puppies that are at risk of getting sick and not surviving.
How do I begin Fostering?
Before you fill out our foster application, make sure you meet the requirements below:
- You own your own home and it has a secure fenced yard OR you lease your home and have a letter or lease agreement giving permission to have a dog in your home. (Please note that you will most likely be asked to pay a pet deposit.)
- You are available for occasional travel to/from the vet. View a list of our recommended vets and their hours.
- You will bring your foster dog to ADR events, meet & greets, and fundraisers when requested.
- All of your animals are current on their vaccinations.
- All of your dogs are given monthly heartworm preventative.
- All of your animals are spayed or neutered.
- You work no more than full time (8 hours a day) and are willing to go home directly after work.
- You can commit to fostering a dog until the dog is adopted (our average is 2-4 weeks).
- Everyone in your household is in agreement to foster a dog.
- You agree to sign our foster agreement.
Please fill out this application form if you're interested in fostering.