Fostering is one of the most important jobs of a rescue or shelter. Fostering allows the rescue dog an opportunity to live in a home environment in preparation for getting a forever home. This makes the transition from living in a confined shelter to a family much easier. The only duty of a foster is to love and nuture the dog. During this time, the foster does work on house training and following simple commands. 4 Paws provides food and medical as well as blankets, bedding, collars and leashes. Once you have fostered you will be hooked! It is such an awesome feeling to see a shy, abused or sickly dog turn into a happy healthy dog ready for their home.
Simply fill out our Foster Application (below) and return it to us. Upon receipt of your application, we will call you for an interview and to set up a home visit. We prefer you have a fenced yard, but it is not an absolute necessity.