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Foster Information

We can only take as many dogs and cats as we have foster families for. We provide fosters with a great support team of volunteers, training if the animal needs it, kennels, leashes, collars, and many other things. The animals are very important to us and we need to know their needs so we can find each one a home where they will succeed. If your home has room for a temporary friend and you are interested in fostering, please read our requirements below and submit an application.


What does a foster do?

Many people want to help the animals in need but are unsure of becoming a foster parent. Here are our answers to the most common questions:

How long will I foster?

Until the animal finds their forever home. This is a minimum of 2 weeks and, in some cases, can be several months.

What am I responsible for?

  • Providing them shelter in the form of a kennel (if you do not have one, we will provide) INSIDE your house. No animal can be kept outside.  

  • Exercise

  • Staying in contact with us about behavior, health, or any condition that changes your fostering status

  • Transporting to and from vet appointments & events

  • Working at least 1 event in a 3 month period

  • Teaching and positively reinforcing basic kennel, leash, and potty training

  • Notifying us of any behaviors you need help with immediately​!!!! We are here to help you, you are never alone.

  • Providing pictures, videos, and helping us write a bio

  • Giving 72-hour notice for the animal to be removed if necessary or paying for boarding if you want it out immediately

  • Being understanding that most rescue animals come with some baggage and try to sympathize from where they came from and work with us to help them grow

  • Most importantly: LOVE

What does LPRR  cover?

  • All medical bills (see what it costs to save a life here)

  • Heartworm prevention, treatment if necessary

  • Kennel

  • Leash, collar, and rescue tag

  • Help with behaviors, including advice, suggestions, a visit by a director to see the problem and help correct it, and a behaviorist if needed

  • Marketing and adoption events for you to bring your foster to attend

  • and anything else that may be necessary!

How do I sign up?

Please proceed to the foster application below!


I am afraid of getting too attached and having my heart broken when they leave

This is something that can happen, but you provided them with a second chance at a good life. We all miss our fosters when they move on to their forever home, but this is much better than euthansia because no one stepped up.


We recommend that all of our foster animals be kept separate from your pack until cleared by our vet and properly introducing the foster to any pets one-by-one to observe interactions and maintain safety. We try to provide as much temperament info as we can gather, but sometimes it's not available. We are not liable if your animal gets sick or injured by ours.

Fosters are liable if your pets, additional strays you bring home, or other fosters from other rescues in your home get our LPRR foster animal sick or injured. Please follow our recommendations for the safety or your animals and ours.

If this sounds like it’s for you, CLICK HERE TO APPLY. If you still want to volunteer but cannot foster, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Thanks for saving a life!

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