Foster Application

Complete the foster application below

and a volunteer will contact you

FOSTERING INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in fostering for Dogs Deserve Better. We really need your help!

Fostering is the backbone of rescue, and we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. Fostering involves opening your heart and home to a dog in need, and giving them a safe place to land and some TLC until they’ve found their new family. Some foster dogs are easier than others, but all bring great joy and the reward of knowing that you played a part in saving that dog’s life and helping them find a loving home.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia does not have a local facility. When we rescue a dog, we need to have a safe place for them to go so they can begin their transition to home life. Foster families not only provide a loving, temporary home for a dog, they are our insight into the dog’s personality and behavior. As the dog realizes they are safe and cared for, they begin to trust and open up, and become part of your family. You will get to know them, what they need, their level of socialization, and the type of home and family that will best suit them.

All foster dogs need to be kept inside and treated as a member of the family. Dogs Deserve Better will provide veterinary care for the dog, and you will provide food, housetraining, and a loving home environment. The foster parent will have the first choice to adopt their foster dog, and they will also have a voice in approving an adopter.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please fill out the application below: