so you're interested in fostering?
WHAT IS A FOSTER? A foster is a volunteer who donates their time and home to care for a rescue who has not yet been adopted.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FOSTER? The time commitment is up to you! Some fosters can only care for a rescue for 1 week, while some fosters commit to their rescues until they get adopted (weeks, months, or even years!) We find that most of our foster pets get adopted in less than 2 weeks!
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES? You are expected to care for your rescue as if it was your own pet. You agree to meet the the rescue's physical, emotional, and social needs while they are in your home. We also ask you to share your rescue via social media as much as possible to help give them exposure to potential adopters!
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING? No! In fact, we take care of everything, you just provide the care and the home! If you have your own supplies, great, but if not, we will provide fosters with a crate, dog bed, toys, treats, food, bowls, poop bags, leash & collar (and pee pads for puppies!) You'll even get to borrow a backpack that lets others know your rescue is available for adoption while you're out on walks. In the case that medical care is needed, we'll take care of that too!
WHERE DO I NEED TO BE LOCATED? Our fosters and adopters can be based anywhere in mainland United States. We work out of Chicago, so it's easiest for us to work with fosters & adopters in the Midwest, but we are able to transport dogs if you are located elsewhere!
SO HOW DO I SIGN UP? Email email@example.com and we'll send you a foster application. After your application is reviewed, we'll schedule a virtual Meet & Greet (via FaceTime or Skype) to get to know you personally! If there's a specific rescue available that you'd like to foster, let us know, otherwise we'll keep you on file and contact you when rescues are ready to fly in! You'll be able to note if you have an age, size or gender preference, or need a cat-friendly, dog-friendly, or child-friendly dog in the application.
*While flight availability may vary, we are always looking to get rescued dogs to the US. Even if you have not seen any available dogs on our Facebook or Instagram, by emailing us your interest and availability, we can potentially save another dog's life! Consider fostering today!*