“Fostering a dog isn’t a lifetime commitment. It’s a commitment to saving a life.”
Are you a dog lover? Have you ever thought of taking in a homeless dog or being a foster parent for a puppy or dog until a permanent home can be found? All of our dogs are in foster homes, which are essential in the rescue/rehoming process. Without our wonderful, compassionate foster homes, dog rescue is not possible. The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save.
Please help us save a dog’s life by applying to foster. Fostering a rescued dog is a very rewarding experience. It is especially satisfying to watch a frightened, disheartened dog transform into a trusting, joyful, and playful one largely through love, tenderness and compassion.
Aside from providing a safe, loving and comfortable temporary home until we can find an adoptive home, foster homes provide the means to determine the character and nature of a rescued dog’s personality. This knowledge is vital in determining the most suitable placement for rescued dogs, thereby helping ensure a successful adoption.
Fostering can be emotionally challenging, but also very rewarding. It is inevitable that foster parents will fall in love with their dog, only to have to see them move on to the adoptive home. People who foster are unique in that they put the welfare of the dog ahead of their own feelings. As one of our fosters explained to her son who wanted to keep their fostered dog, “If we adopt her than we have only helped one dog. If we keep fostering, we can help many more.”
Fosters must live in the Lower Mainland area or within an hour driving distance. Please note that Home at Last Dog Rescue BC provides all food, supplies and required vet care. Foster parents will care for their foster dog for a period of anywhere from a week to several months. Fosters will be supplied with high quality dog food where desired but may elect to provide their own food instead. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC will provide all veterinary care costs for as long as the dog is being fostered.