What does a foster do?
As a foster, you serve a very important role in transitioning your dog from a shelter to a home. Fosters provide the dogs with a temporary loving and comfortable home until a permanent home can be found. Fosters usually provide the food and PAWS will provide any other accessories you might need including a crate, leash, collars, and bedding. Fosters also play a critical role in the adoption process. Because you know the dog best, we will count on you to help determine if applicants are a good fit for the dog. As a foster, you must make a commitment to bring your foster dog to at least 2 adoption events per month.
If you would like to foster, please complete our online foster application.
If I fall in love with my foster, can I keep him/her?
Fosters always have first priority to adopt their dog. We do ask one thing: please make your decision before an applicant has been approved. Once an applicant has been approved, then you can no longer adopt him/her. If you do decide to adopt your foster, you will be responsible for paying the appropriate adoption fee.
Do fosters pay vet expenses?
No. PAWS Rescue is responsible for the medical expenses of the foster dogs as long as they are taken to our approved vets. PAWS Rescue is not responsible for the medical expenses that are incurred from any vet other than those we approve.