We would love for you to join our foster program!
Just take a few moments to learn about fostering below...
What does it mean to foster?
We are looking for COMMITTED and reliable fosters to help dogs get ready for their forever homes. This will not only help to free up space in our rescue but it means we will also have the opportunity to help more dogs in need of us the most.
What does "committed" mean?: It does not mean that you are committing to the dog for a lifetime. When we say committed, we mean that you will not give up or abandon the dog as soon as or if a bump in the road arises. We mean that you're willing to work with and through anything that may come along with these rescue dogs. Most commonly these issues are:
Separation anxiety (because you are the first "family" that have had in a long time, if ever)
Safety is our #1 priority and are careful to assess each dog medically and behaviorally upon arrival to our rescue. We make sure to place each dog into a foster environment that would be best suitable to your and their needs, for example, if your household has young children or cats, we will be sure to find you a foster dog that is known to be kids and/or cat friendly or if you are not comfortable giving medications if needed, we will be sure to place a dog in your home that is in good health and is not in need of any extra medical care.
And remember, we are here with you EVERY single step of the way, and we are only ONE text away from any questions or concerns you may have regarding your foster dog.
We have seen it all and chances are, WE CAN HELP YOU!
To foster, you MUST live in the following cities:
Why do we ask our fosters to be in these areas?
Because we need our dogs to be in foster homes that are close to our trusted vets for their appointments and in case of emergencies.
If you are not sure if you are in an area available for fostering, please feel free to ask and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
At HRAS, we take in dogs of ALL breeds, ages, sizes, and more.
Some have been victims of abuse or neglect and have not been lucky enough to get the necessary training (both house and obedience) or the socialization, Others could use the extra one-on-one love, and Many more just need a safe place to land.
Being a foster family, you are not fostering a dog that will be a perfect fit for *your* home.
When they come into your home, it is imperative not to expect them to be the "perfect fit".
This is where you come in; to prepare them for their forever homes through:
patience, understanding, and devotion.
After all, they were abandoned by their family, if they had one at all. So they need you to help them through this tough time.
We are with you through every step of the way but what we need most are foster homes who are fully committed to fostering for an average of 4-6 weeks
(subject to change).
All dogs are assessed before going into foster homes to ensure they will thrive in your household for everybody's safety and comfortability.
All supplies needed
Continuous support and 24/7 text line throughout your foster period
We cover their medical expenses.
All you need to provide is a safe, loving, and understanding foster home until a forever home can be found.
We depend on fosters to provide clear photos, updates, and better personality descriptions of their foster dog so we can continuing sharing and find the best suitable home!
Ready to Start Fostering?
CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE FOSTER APP
Having trouble opening the app? Send us an email!
Need help sending
your application to us?
That's okay! We're here to help you
If you haven't already noticed, there is no way to fill in the application straight from the computer or your phone. That's because it's a printable PDF File.
We're working on it slowly but surely to create a form that you can fill out directly through your phone and computer and hoping to have that feature soon so that it will be easier for anyone to fill it out and send it to us.
Because of this, we often receive quite a few questions regarding how to fill it out and send it to us.
There are a few ways that you can do this, you can choose whichever is easiest for you:
Print the application, fill it out in pen, take a picture of it from your phone, and email us (or text) the picture.
Email a copy to us at email@example.com (or go to our contact us page to find our email and phone numbers)
Print the application, fill it out in pen, scan it, and email it (or text it) back to us.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or go to our contact us page to find both our email and phone numbers)
Download the application, download "Acrobat Reader DC" onto your computer, (Acrobat Reader DC is FREE to download)
Open the application onto Acrobat Reader DC, click "Fill & Sign".
Once you click "Fill & Sign", you can click on each line and fill in your answers.
For the 'YES/NO' questions, you can use a "highlighter" or "add circle" button to highlight/circle your answer.
Copy and Paste the questions into an email (as best as you can) and type your answers in the same email.