Consider Fostering


Thank You for Considering the Lifesaving Act of Becoming a Foster

Fosters truly are the FRONT LINE for these dogs & a critical step in saving more lives! A foster home is a temporary living situation for dogs while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home. Foster families provide shelter, care, love, and guidance. The number of dogs we can save depends entirely on the number of people who will open their homes and hearts to foster them. For some of these dogs, this will be their first experience being treated as a family pet. You are their salvation and you should never underestimate the important role you are playing in their lives!

Why Foster?

Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need while they find their forever home. For some, it is a chance to have a dog companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. Foster Care is critical to our rescue efforts, the more homes we have, the more animals we can save. Becoming a foster family is a very rewarding experience.

What Supplies will I be responsible for to care for my foster dog?

None! Road To Freedom Rescue supplies everything needed to care for your foster dog. Food, treats, bowls, bed, blanket, crate, toys, potty pads, leash, harness, ID tag, etc.

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep dogs an average of 1-3 weeks. We do our best to get our dogs into their forever homes quickly. There are also times when we need a last minute foster for a few days due to different circumstances. 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.

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the dog.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed. (Medicine provided by Road to Freedom Rescue
  • Communicate with Road To Freedom Rescue regarding information such as your foster pup’s personality (likes, dislikes, behaviors)
  • Provide as many photos and videos as possible of your foster dog so Road To Freedom Rescue can network the dog.
  • Participate in helping Road To Freedom Rescue find a family for the dog either by spreading the word, posting your foster dog on social media and and sharing our posts, or by taking your foster dog to public locations with an adopt me banner.
  • Shower them with love


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