Is Fostering Right For Me?

Top 5 Reasons to Foster a Golden

  • 1
    Fostering provides a safe and healthy environment for a Golden who needs to heal, grow or get some TLC while looking for their furever homes.
  • 2
    Fostering a Golden creates more space in shelters for other animals in need.
  • 3
    Fostering will help with the transition of living at a shelter.
  • 4
    They make great houseguests! Goldens are always appreciative of snuggles and snacks and love to give the love right back to you!
  • 5
    Be a Matchmaker! When you take a Golden for a walk, it's so easy to make new friends since everyone loves the Golden smile! Your life becomes more interesting and adorable!
Golden Retriever holding his food bowl in his mouth Golden Retriever cozy on the couch

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep dogs an average of 4-8 weeks. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. Your time commitment will be discussed up-front before you agree to foster the pet, but most foster families keep the dog until the dog gets adopted.

Apply to become a foster!

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?

  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the dog.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Assist with transport when necessary.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
- Roger Caras