FOSTER A DOG
We are a foster-based rescue group, which means we don’t work out of a facility. Instead, we rely on foster homes to shelter and care for dogs until we've found the perfect family to adopt them.
Foster homes provide the necessary caregiving, training, and assessment to help our dogs find their forever homes, and Misunderstood Mutts Rescue could not exist without them!
When you foster for our rescue, we pay ALL expenses: food, toys, supplies, training, medication, and vet visits. The only thing you’re responsible for while fostering is caring for the dog until he or she is adopted.
Fostering can be stressful at times, but it's a critical part of our adoption process because most of our dogs come from neglectful situations, often with a history of abuse, and they require time to adjust.
Please click the button below to submit a foster application! If your submission is successful, you'll receive a confirmation email from us. If you don't receive a confirmation email, please re-submit your application.
What is fostering?
Misunderstood Mutts Rescue is a foster-based organization, which means we don't work out of a facility. Instead, we rely on foster homes to provide safe and loving environments for our rescued animals until we can find their perfect forever families.
Is it expensive to foster a pet?
Nope! At MMR, we pay all foster expenses (like food, training, toys, vet visits, and medical supplies). Some of our fosters choose to purchase these expenses as a donation, while others submit their receipts to us for full reimbursement. We're thankful either way!
How long does a pet stay in foster care?
Fostering can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the animal's behavioral assessment and medical needs. We sometimes rescue animals who need extra medical attention – those cases require a little more time, but we'll always communicate special needs cases ahead of time so you won't be blindsided. Our top priority is to get every animal healthy, spayed/neutered, and properly trained & socialized before being adopted so they have the greatest opportunity to be the best pets they can be!