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What is Fostering?

When you foster, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted.

There are many reasons a dog might need foster care. Some of the most common include:

  • RDR rescue doesn’t have a physical shelter and depends on foster homes to care for dogs until suitable homes are found.

  • A dog is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate.

  • A dog has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people and needs to be socialized.

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Why Consider Fostering?

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:

  • Freeing up a spot so that RDR can take in another dog (save another life!)

  • Giving your foster dog the time he needs to be ready for adoption.

  • Helping the rescue learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.

  • Socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.

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Does Fostering Cost Anything?

Fostering is free! We ask to provide food for the pups, but if you are unable, food will be provided for you. All our dogs come with all necessary shots/vetting. You may be asked to drive your foster to appointments etc., but if you are unable transportation will be provided.