Please read about what it takes to make a perfect foster home below, then fill out the application. By providing complete information, we can better match a potential foster dog with your loving family.
Please download the application using the button below, fill it out, then email back to us at: info@BAPBR.org
If you do not receive a call or email within 48 hours, please follow up with us.
Be a Hero to a Dog in Need
We are currently looking for long-term foster guardians who are committed to helping our dogs thrive. You can be a hero by opening your home to a dog in need and supporting them through the training and adoption process.
Types of Fosters We Need:
- Decompression Fosters to provide a calm, animal and distraction-free environment to a dog for up to 4 weeks after it leaves a shelter
- Basic Training Fosters to help a dog learn basic commands such as "sit," "stay," and "down," plus crate and house-training
- Intermediate Training Fosters to provide more advanced training to counteract issues including leash reactivity, resource guarding, fear, shyness, aggression, dog reactivity, housebreaking, etc.
- Puppy Fosters to provide crucial socialization and puppy-specific training
The Foster Commitment:
- Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment as you would
for your own dog. The time committment for fostering could be 3 months to 12 months, depending on the dog.
- Provide basic life skills and training as needed and supported
- Keep the dog safe from hazards (for less socialized dogs, this may mean temporarily separating the dog from other animals in the house and from children, and always crating the dog when supervision is not available)
- Help make the dog more adoptable through basic grooming, walking on a leash, discouraging jumping, accepting strangers in a calm and friendly
manner, and providing exposure to new sights, sounds, and experiences
- Transporting the dog to the vet for scheduled visits and to adoption events
(volunteer transports can be arranged if needed)
What We Provide:
- Veterinary care
- Support for any questions or concerns you may have
- Exposure for your foster via our web site, social media streams, and pet adoption web sites
- Collar, leash, ID tag, and harness
- Crate, bed, food, and toys
- One-on-one sessions with our trainer to deal with challenges as needed
Basic Foster Rules:
- No dog parks, No off-leash walking
- Create proper dog-to-dog greetings (no nose-to-nose greetings with unknown dogs)
- Unless it is a special case, always crate the dog when not home or unsupervised
- Let BAPBR know as early as possible if you're going away so we may arrange care for the dog
- Slowly introduce other family members, including your own pets. BAPBR trainers will assist with this (this can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks to fully integrate)
Perks of Fostering:
- Free training for you and your foster dog
- Join our community of warm-hearted, committed advocates and dog-lovers
- Add another dog to your family without the financial or long-term commitment
Fostering is truly an incredible experience. It provides you with the opportunity to learn more about life, courage, empathy, trust, and kindness. By opening your home to a foster dog, you also open your heart and mind to share this experience with your foster as you learn and grow together. Thank you for your interest in joining the BAPBR foster family.