Foster Application

Thank you for your interest in fostering one of our dogs!

We rely on our foster homes to give our dogs a safe place to stay while they are in transition to their permanent homes. With your help, we can save more homeless and at-risk dogs.

To participate in our Fostering program, first please fill out the form below. We will visit your home so we can make an appropriate placement for your situation. Once you have had a home visit, you can take the dog home and foster the dog for a period of weeks or months. We provide starter food and veterinary care for your foster dog. We appreciate you providing the food and love!

We ask that you bring your foster dog to local events so they can get the exposure they need to get adopted. While the dog spends time in your home, you are teaching them how to be well-behaved and observing their personality. All of this information is helpful in finding them their forever homes!


Q:  How long will I have my foster dog?

A:  Each dog is different.  In general, younger healthier dogs get adopter faster and older dogs or those with special needs take longer.  Puppies are usually only with you for a short time.  Generally, we ask you commit to at least 3 months (except for puppies).

Q:  Can I adopt my foster dog if I fall in love with her/him?

A:  Absolutely!  In the world of dog rescue we call this a “Foster Failure” but it’s really not a failure at all.  Fostering is a great way to get to know a dog and they will be very happy that they never have to leave.  It’s a win/win!

Q:  What does Big Dog Ranch Rescue pay for and what am I expected to contribute?

A:  When you pick up your foster dog, they will be up to date on all their shots and will be micro-chipped.  We will give you starter food and heartworm medicine.  From there, we just ask you provide food and love! If your foster dog needs veterinary care or shots, you can make an appointment at the Ranch or we will direct you to a locally approved veterinarian.  You may use your own veterinarian if we approve them but you will then be responsible for the costs.

If you have any question, please contact

Please note that when this form is filled out correctly, you will be redirected to a new page that says “Success”.  Please look for the areas in red to identify what is missing. Thank you!


Applicant Information

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How did you hear about us?
Have you ever volunteered with an animal shelter before?

Current/Previous Pet Information

Have you ever owned a dog?

Home/Family Information

Which best describes the area where you live?
Do you rent or own?
Do you have a yard?

Foster Preferences

Please indicate the types of dogs you are willing to foster and check all that apply.
I am willing to foster a dog for
Do you need your foster dog to be
Are you willing to foster young puppies that require feeding 3 times per day and lots of cleanup?

Dog Care Plan

In order to contain our costs, we must rely on the kindness of veterinarians who extend lower rates to us but they may not be located near your home. Are you willing to take your foster dog for veterinary care at a location that may not be convenient?
Do you have a local veterinarian that you use?
As a foster parent, we'd like you to be able fulfull all the duties below but understand your circumstances may not allow that. Please check the boxes to indicate the things you are able to do:

Personal or Property Damage and/or Injury

I acknowledge and agree that animal bites or other injuries to humans and other animals do occur, and that all animals can carry and transmit diseases, including zoonotic diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans. I understand that Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Inc. will not be responsible for any damage the foster dog may inflict on another person, another animal or any property, or for the transmission or transfer of any disease or parasite to other animals or people in the fostering household, and no attempt will be made by me, or anyone on my behalf, to hold Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Inc. responsible. I hereby release Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives and agree to indemnify and hold same harmless from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, accounts, covenants, agreements, judgments, claims and demand of any nature whatsoever arising out of my foster of a dog from Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Inc.
I understand that if I am approved to foster a dog, I must abide by this agreement and that this agreement applies to any and all dogs that I foster with Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
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