Would I be a good foster?
Here are some things to consider before becoming a foster home.
Foster pups will need a space where they can eat, sleep and play. While the amount of space will increase with litter size, it is a good idea for your fosters to have their own easily cleanable space where they can be contained when you are away or they are resting.
Each foster case is unique, however typically dogs needing time to recover require 2-3 weeks, puppies will need 4-5 weeks and moms with nursing pups will need 6-12 weeks. During this you will need to have time available to bring your foster to Saving Grace for their vaccinations, medical care and photos.
You will also need time in your day to take care of your foster, plan for feeding, bathroom breaks and cleaning, and of course the fun part lots of playing and snuggles!
People who work full time can absolutely foster, and kids and personal dogs can be a great help socializing foster pups.
Fostering is frequently fun and always rewarding but it’s also important to keep in mind that it requires patience and understanding. Whether it’s a shy pup that needs lots of coaxing and treats, to an exhuberant jumper, it’s a good idea to expect some accidents and bumps along the way, which is all a part of getting these pups to their forever home.
Other things to consider
Foster pups will need to stay in your home or yard, not bringing them on outings keeps them safe until they are fully vaccinated.
Talk with the other members of the family and make sure everyone is on board, fostering is a group effort!
Make sure your landlord is on board before becoming a foster.
Also consider your existing pets, make sure the are up to date on their vaccines, and we strongly recommend having an area that they can retreat to should they need a break.
Fosters are amazing, but it is not for everyone
You Are Here
STEP 1: Understand what it takes
Is fostering a good fit for you?
STEP 2: Apply to be a Foster
If think you are ready to take on being a foster, fill out our application.
STEP 3: Attend a Foster Orientation
Once you’ve filled out your application, sign up for our orientation to get more information.
STEP 4: Approval and your first foster assignment!
Receive our welcome letter and handbook, and prepare for your first foster!