Join Our Volunteer Foster Program

We at Furever Friends Rescue & Transport are always in need of loving and caring people to become foster parents for the dogs we rescue. We wouldn’t be able to save the lives of homeless dogs without the vital help of our foster families.

Your Role as a Foster Parent

Your role would be to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for a foster dog. Those who do and don’t already have other animals in their household are able to become foster families for FFRAT. Fostering a dog is very similar to adopting a dog, but fostering doesn’t come with the same long-term commitment.

At minimum, a foster dog requires day-to-day care that includes feeding, grooming, and exercise. And of course she’ll need some playtime and plenty of snuggling. This could actually be the first time the dog is in a home or getting food and water on a regular basis. A rescue dog will need your love and patience as she learns the rules of being in your home. Basic training that includes housetraining, walking on a leash, sit, and down may be required. A rescue dog may also need behavior modification and socialization.

By spending time with a dog in a normal home environment, you will learn a great deal about your foster dog’s personality, behavior, needs, issues, and medical status. Your insights into all the unique factors about the dog are incredibly valuable to us as we find a forever home or another rescue organization for him to go to.  We could not get this key information if all our dogs had to be kept at a boarding facility.

Our Role to You

Our role in the fostering relationship is to provide the financial support for the foster dog’s medical care.  As donations are available, we will also supply food, crates, and toys. We will also be actively searching for and evaluating potential adoptive homes for the dog in your care.

We will always be here to support you and provide any needed information on health or behavior issues. We are here to talk with you about absolutely any difficulties or issues that may arise, and we will work together with you to find resolutions that are best for all the parties involved.

We understand that emergencies occur, vacations come up, and life happens. During these times, we will find another foster home or boarding option for the dog.

For more information about what being a foster family for FFRAT involves, be sure to read our Foster Parent FAQ.

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to join our group of volunteers as a foster parent, then please fill out our Foster Parent Application. We look forward to you joining our team! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at volunteers@ffrat.org.

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