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.

Foster Crash topTHANK YOU for taking the time to read the important information below. We hope you find you are a great fit for our organization and are ready to save some lives! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We welcome your inquiry as a potential member of the ADR Rescue Team!

 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?

GrammarEach 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.