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Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you are:

  • freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another dog.

  • giving your foster pet the time he needs to be ready for adoption.

  • helping the shelter or rescue learn more about the pet so he can end up in the best home possible.

  • socializing the dog or cat to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.


When you foster for Furry Kids’ Refuge, we provide all the vet care, food and other supplies you need for your foster while they are in your care.  All you provide is love!

What is required of me while I foster for Furry Kids Refuge?  There are a few requirements for fostering, but they are fairly basic.

  • Provide love and affection

  • Keep the foster as an indoor pet

  • Feed appropriate amounts of food each day (which we provide) and provide fresh water.

  • Give the foster monthly heartworm prevention (which we provide).

  • Provide the foster with adequate exercise.  This may include trips to the dog park, walks, etc.

  • Bring the foster to an adoption event at least 2 times a month.

How long can I expect to have a foster dog?  

Normally, you would foster the dog until it gets adopted.  We cannot guarantee how long that would be.  It can range from a few days to several months or more.

What happens if the dog doesn’t get along with my dog/cat/children?  

We work with you to determine the best animal for your home environment and lifestyle.  However, should a foster dog not work out in your home, you simply return him/her to our group.  Even if it doesn’t work out, you have provided us information that will help us place the dog in his/her forever home.

How do I become a foster?  

Fill out the Foster Application and a dedicated volunteer will contact you soon.

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