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What is a Foster?

Offering Rescue Dogs a Temporary Home

All dog rescue organizations have the same general mission – finding adoptive homes for dogs who are unwanted and abandoned. However, rescues vary widely in how they operate and what kind of dogs they take in. A Forever Home (AFH) is a foster-based rescue for all breeds, sizes, and ages. This means that we provide temporary homes (foster homes) for each litter or dog that we bring to our area.  We ask our foster families to keep the dogs safe, fed, healthy, and loved until they find permanent adoptive homes. If you are looking for a way to make a difference – fostering is a great way to get involved and save lives.

Can I do this?

Yes, you can!

Fostering is a commitment, but it is also a very rewarding experience. If you ask our current fosters why they volunteer with A Forever Home, they will tell you that there is a sense of belonging in the organization. They will tell you that they get much joy out of seeing a scared dog come out of his shell. It will warm your heart to watch a dog settle into a comfy dog bed when they were on the cold streets just last week. Volunteers will fondly tell you about each and every one of their foster dogs if you have the time to listen to all the stories. Rescue dogs will teach you about unconditional love and hope. You will be joining a network of other fosters in our organization who can provide the training you need to get started, as well as ongoing support and guidance.  If you have a willing heart and home, AFH will provide the resources and guidance you need to become a successful AFH foster.

How do I start?

Let’s Talk

If we have piqued your interest into the world of dog rescue, and you feel that being a foster might be a great fit for you, there are a few options for you!

  • Feel free to drop by one of our adoption events and see what it is all about! Talk to the volunteers.  They will be happy to answer your questions and give you an overview of the process.
  • If you prefer to talk one-on-one about the process, please submit your contact information in the form below.  An AFH liaison will be happy to connect you with one of our volunteers that can answer your questions and provide the next steps should you decide to move forward.
  • If you like to read in detail, please click on the Learn More button below.

If you are ready to get started, fill out the information to the right and one of our fostering specialists will contact you. Thank you for your interest in A Forever Home!

Foster Info Request