Our Foster families are foundational to our success. They offer rescued dogs love and comfort while waiting for adoption. We rescue many of our dogs from high kill shelters and these shelters often have very short time spans – sometimes as little as a few days – before an unadopted dog is slated for euthanasia. Our goal is to rescue these dogs from that fate. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save.
Each foster family provides a temporary home for a rescued dog until a permanent “furever” home can be found. Part of the goal is to give time for a dog to adjust or re-adjust to living in a home, and to learn socialization and good manners. For some dogs, the foster home also provides time to recover from an illness or medical procedure before he or she can be made available for adoption.
As a foster parent, you’ll be responsible for the basic daily care for your friend in your home. In other words, your job is to shower him with the love and attention he needs to prepare him for adoption into a permanent home. Specifically:
Time in a foster home can range from several days to several months. We’ll be able to give you a better estimate for your dog before you take him/her home.
If, at any time, you feel that you cannot properly care for your Big Dog Ranch Rescue dog, please provide us as much notice as you can. Hopefully it's a minimum of 48 hours so that we can then make room in our facility for your dog.
The foster parent agrees that the dog remains under the jurisdiction of Big Dog Ranch Rescue and can not be abandoned, sold or given to a shelter, retail establishment or research institution. The dog must be placed under the adoption guidelines of Big Dog Ranch Rescue and possession of the dog can not be transferred to another individual without permission from the Big Dog Ranch Rescue foster or adoptions team.
The foster parent understands that Big Dog Ranch Rescue has the right to remove the foster dog from the foster home at any time.
If you’re in the Southeast area and would like to join the Big Dog Ranch Rescue family of foster parents, please fill out a foster application. Thank you!