Consider Fostering

Thank You for Considering the Lifesaving Act of Becoming a Foster

EveryHope is a 100% foster-based rescue and our ability to save dogs is entirely dependent on the number of fosters who will open their homes and hearts to foster them. Fostering is the most effective way to reduce overcrowding in shelters, and by fostering you are not only saving the foster dog but also making a room for a shelter to save another dog.

As a foster, you will help our organization learn in which environment they will thrive so we can find the best matching families, and help our dogs quickly learn skills to live with humans and decompress until they meet their forever families.  For some of these animals, this will be their first experience being treated as a family pet.

We fully support and train our fosters so you will never feel you are doing this alone. Our dogs are fully vetted, altered, vaccinated, microchipped and all the basic supplies and medical costs are covered. We cover the initial wellness exams, monthly preventatives, and medical costs for our foster dogs.

Fosters truly are the FRONT LINE for these animals & a critical step in saving more lives. Fill out our foster application today at this link!


Why Foster?

The only way that we can save animals is with the help of foster homes. Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an animal companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. Foster Care is critical to our rescue efforts, the more homes we have, the more animals we can save. Becoming a foster family is a very rewarding experience, and can be a lot of fun. There are often tears shed when a foster finally finds a home of their own, but knowing you have saved a life and opened up space to save another is truly rewarding.

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep animals an average of 4-12 weeks. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. Your time commitment will be discussed up-front before you agree to foster the pet, but most foster families keep the animal until the animal gets adopted.

What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the animal.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Provide information about dogs based on observations to help find a right adoptive family
  • Assist with transport to/from veterinary hospital and previous location to new home.