How to Foster

Thank you so much for considering fostering for Freedom German Shepherd Rescue! Foster homes are the lifeblood of our rescue. Without foster homes, we cannot save these wonderful dogs. Foster families open their homes and their hearts to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs while they are awaiting their furever homes. While fostering is sometimes difficult, it is very rewarding to see unwanted dogs transform into healthy, loving family members. Foster families are responsible for caring for the dogs, socializing them, offering them basic training, and helping integrate them into family life.

Foster families are responsible for taking the dogs to scheduled vet and training appointments, speaking and meeting with potential adopters, and attending events, when available. The rescue will pay for all necessary medical care, food, and monthly preventatives. If needed, a crate will be provided. Dogs will be matched and offered to foster homes based on the criteria that the foster family provides. We ensure that all of our foster families have all of the tools they need to help the dog. Freedom German Shepherd Rescue has a foster coordinator readily available to the foster family to guide them in helping the dog to become the best it can be. Clear lines of communication are essential and we have a structure in place to ensure that our foster families always have the resources they need. Due to limited volunteer availability, we can only support foster homes in NC.

If you live in NC and think you can offer a shepherd in need a loving foster home, please complete the free foster application AND foster contract below. As with our adoption application, the foster family will need to pass a vet check, phone interview, and home visit before being allowed to foster for the rescue.

The foster application process is much like the adoption application process minus the application fee.

Q. What happens if I get a dog that does not work for my home? 
A. Our foster coordinator or one of our trainers will help you work through any issues you may have. If the issues are irreconcilable, we ask that you give us three days to move the dog.

Open your home and

Help a dog in need

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