Become a foster


Thank you for your interest in fostering a Grateful Dog! Fostering is vital to keep our organization running. Without fosters, dogs die in shelters. With every foster we have, we are able to save one more life from death in a high kill shelter.

Fostering does require patience, training, and dedication; however, you are repaid through endless snuggles and love from your foster dog. We provide everything you need for your foster dog including the food, collar, leash, toys, vet visits, and crate (if needed). 

Please review our 2022 FOSTER PROGRAM ONBOARDING PACKET for more information. 

If you're interested in having a dog but can't commit to anything long term, fostering is the perfect way to not only help a rescue dog, but an organization with the goal of saving lives and providing the best outcomes for the dogs we rescue.

The Application Process:

Much similar to our adoption approval process, getting approved to foster can take just a few days. 

Once you have filled out a foster application, we will facilitate the following steps to determine approval:

1. Personal and veterinary reference checks

2. Virtual tour home visit

In the meantime of collecting these items, we will work on matching you with the dog that is best suited for your home, learning your restrictions and abilities as a foster family. We work hard to find dogs that are the best suited match for foster homes, but please understand that sometimes dogs can act differently in different environments. We will work as closely as possible with you to try to work through any behaviors necessary for the dog to have a successful adoption. This might include training, or just some simple advice along the way. Regardless, we rely on our foster families to help the dogs find the best possible homes for their needs.

To get started, click                    for a foster application!