Provide a Loving Temporary Home

A Call to Action for Dog Foster Care

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Rupert Adopted 10/22

At Homeward Bound, our mission is to provide loving and safe homes for dogs in need. While some dogs are lucky enough to find their forever homes quickly, others may need a little more time and patience.

That's where fostering comes in. By opening your home to a rescue dog, you can help them adjust to a new environment and provide them with the love and care they need while they wait for their forever family to find them. Fostering also frees up much-needed space at the rescue, allowing us to take in even more dogs in need and provide them with the care and support they deserve. As a foster parent, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference in a dog's life, and we'll provide you with all the support and resources you need to be successful.

If you're passionate about dogs and have a temporary space in your heart and home, please consider becoming a foster parent today.

How this works

We value our fosters so very, very much. Homeward Bound encourages fosters to play as much of a role in placement of their foster dogs as they wish.... nobody knows their foster dog better than they do. You also get to tell us what you hope for in a foster, and we can send candidates to consider.

A crate and food is supplied, along with a folder of medical records and adoption paperwork, and fosters supply toys, treats, training and love. Since we no longer hold adoption events, foster homes are part of the process of reviewing applications, seeing references checks, and then setting up a visit for potential adopters to meet their dog.

All adoptions have a 2 week trial, so foster homes collect a copy of the adoption agreement and a check when their dog goes to their new home.

Only approved vet visits are covered, so please communicate clearly to us if there is a medical need. If you bring a foster dog home and it is not working out, please give us a few days to find somewhere else for that dog or cat to go.

Katie is the main point of contact for all fosters. Questions? Shoot an email over.