Fostering is fun!
NOTE: as of 3/16/20:Out of concern for everyone's health and safety, we have paused our Open Houses until approximately end of June. We will once again be looking for foster families after things settle down. If you are only available to foster temporarily, due to being out of work during the Covid crisis, please don't fill out an application, as we don't have need for fosters at the moment. Thanks!
We are in need of volunteer foster families for our Forever Home Rescue dogs coming from the south each week. Our dogs are rescued from overpopulated shelters where dogs are euthanized if homes are not found for them. We like to bring a few dogs north each week to homes in New England where prospective adopters can meet the dog prior to deciding whether to adopt. Most of the time the first applicant we send ends up taking the dog home! The average length of time that a dog stays in a foster home is two to three weeks (much less for pups, longer sometimes for older dogs). If you had to go away, we can arrange to move the dog to another foster.
Currently we are especially in need of homes without other dogs for some of our dogs who need to be 'only' dogs.
Fosters should live within a 20 mile or so radius of Medfield, MA in order to be able to get their dogs to open houses, but pickups and dropoffs can be arranged around peoples' work schedules.
We require that you have some dog experience, and that you are not actually looking to adopt a dog. It is possible for fosters to keep dogs that they foster, but if adoption is your primary goal, then it's best to fill out the adoption application. There is a two week trial period for all of our adoptions.
If you would like to become a foster parent, please download the foster application and mail it to the address at the top. If you have any questions about becoming a foster parent, you can email us or click here for our foster FAQs.
Thank you for even considering fostering!
If you can't foster but would like to help out at our facility, see below.
How can I volunteer?
At this time, we cannot accept new volunteers, as social distancing makes it difficult to do trainings, but we will hopefully be through this time period soon. Stay tuned.
Be at least 18 yrs of age
Be able to lift up to 30 pounds
Be able to work on their feet for at least 2 hours
Have the ability to bend, squat, crouch, and kneel while cleaning kennels.
Be willing to make at least a 4 month commitment.
Have experience handling dogs of different sizes and ages.
Be up to date on tetanus vaccine.