Consider Fostering


Why foster?

Fostering a dog is a great way to provide a loving home to a dog in need and to give back to the community. Not only does it offer an animal a safe and comfortable environment, but it also helps reduce overcrowding in shelters, which can be a huge help for the animal rescue community. Fostering also allows you to get to know a specific animal better, so you can learn more about what kind of dog would be the best fit for your family. Plus, fostering is a great way to teach children responsibility and compassion. All in all, fostering a dog is an incredibly rewarding experience that can bring joy and love to both you and the animal.

Dogs can bring a lot of joy and love into your home. As a foster, you are giving a homeless pup a safe place to stay, providing them with food, warmth, and companionship this is invaluable to any pup that is in need. Additionally, you can help the pup by socializing them and teaching them the basics of settling into a home, this will increase their chance of being adopted into a forever home. Furthermore, fostering can be incredibly fulfilling; it's incredibly rewarding to watch a pup blossom as they begin to trust and love you, as well as watch as they transition from foster to adopted! Fostering a dog will be one of the most rewarding things you do in your life.

Sign up to be a Puppy Foster!

A foster home for a puppy is incredibly beneficial for the puppy's development and mental well-being. We have rescued several puppies, as well as Momma Dogs who gave birth at the ranch, and we gave everything we had to take the best possible care of them. But, we can never come close to what a foster home can provide, in terms of time, socialization, and other essential skills that a kennel environment just cannot provide. Having a foster home ensures that puppies can receive the time, love and attention required for them to develop into healthy, happy canine companions. Not only does a foster home provide a puppy with a safe, nurturing environment, but it also sets them up for successful integration into their forever home. Sign up to become a puppy foster for us!

How long can you be expected to Foster a Dog?

We can never predict the length of time a dog will take to get adopted. We have experienced all kinds of situations where the most adoptable dog took a long time to find its forever home while the most unlikely to be adopted dog found its home within a matter of months. Aside from the time it will take a particular dog to be mentally, and/or physically, ready to be adopted, it also depends on whether or not someone is looking for a dog just like your foster. Of course, you can expedite the process by keeping us well supplied with cute photos, videos, and up to date bios, which we can share with our supporters and/or potential adopters!

What are the responsibilities of a Foster Family?
  • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment for the dog.
  • Provide food, water, exercise and socialization as appropriate.
  • Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems and provide any medications as directed.
  • Assist with transport to/from veterinary hospitals and/or adoption events.
  • Participate in helping LCAR find the perfect family for the dog.

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