A foster home is a temporary living situation for dogs in our rescue while they await for their forever home.  Fostering a dog can last from a few weeks to a few months, depending on its needs (medical, behavioral, etc.). 

Fostering for SDSR is an extremely gratifying and rewarding experience. 
We cannot bring in new dogs if we have no place to put them. 
Because we are not a shelter, all SDSR dogs are fostered in the private homes of volunteers. Foster homes become an important link between adoptable dogs and potential owners. The number of dogs we are able to take in depends solely on the number of foster homes we have available.
We are always in need of more foster homes and we will try to tailor your needs with appropriate dogs. 

SDSR Provides

  • Necessities (donated harness, leashes, bowls, bedding, food, monthly flea medication and ear cleaner).
  • Medical Care, Veterinary Costs and Medications
  • Any additional items such as Crates, Bedding, Shampoo and Towels can be provided if needed. 

Foster Homes Provide

  • Shelter, Care, Patience and Love
  • Basic Training; such as housebreaking and reinforcing basic commands
  • Exercise, Good Manners and Socialization
  • Transportation; to adoption events, meet and greets and vet appointments (or can coordinate with other volunteers for transportation needs).

If you have any questions about fostering, please don’t hesitate to ask.
If you are interested in becoming a foster home, please fill out the
Adoption Application and in the comments section type “Foster Home”.
The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can help.