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Foster Information

Why Foster with Ghost Town Dog Rescue?

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course!) By temporarily taking an animal in need into your home you are:

  1. Increasing that dog’s chance of being adopted – By fostering a dog, you are the link between them and a potential home. If you foster a dog, you have the ability to transform that shelter dog into a dog that anyone would be lucky to adopt.
  2. You help GTDR learn about the dog’s personality – Your daily interactions with your foster dog will help us learn about his/her unique personality as well as about any behavioral issues. It’s hard to know much about a dog when he/she is living in a stressful, scary shelter environment. Placing a dog in foster homes helps us learn if he/she likes children, likes other dogs, begs at the table, chases cats, barks when crated, knows basic commands, is high or low energy, etc. Knowing all of this info will help us to find each dog the perfect FURever home!
  3. You are saving lives – GTDR is almost always at capacity and we cannot take in more dogs until additional foster homes open up. By taking a foster dog into your home, you actually save two lives: the life of your foster dog and the life of the dog who takes his/her place in the shelter.
  4. GTDR would not exist without foster homes – We depend entirely on foster homes because we do not have a shelter. If it weren’t for all of our generous foster families, our rescue would cease to exist.
  5. The dog gets to live with your family rather than at a shelter –Dogs get stressed in shelter conditions. Shelters are noisy with limited one-on-one interaction. The dogs don’t get enough exercise, training or socialization. With time, many dogs develop psychological issues as pent-up energy, frustration, aggression or boredom builds.
  6. It’s a way to help without spending money – If you don’t have the money to donate to animal rescues and shelters, you can donate your time by fostering. The only things you are required to provide your foster dog with are love and time.

How to Foster

We are looking for people who:

  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Have identification showing your present address
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
  • Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet
  • Fill out the foster application:

Adoptable Soon

Here are just a few of the adorable animals that will be available for adoption soon. To view all of the animals that will be available for adoption soon, please visit this Facebook album.

Interested in Fostering?

If you are interested in fostering, please fill out the foster application.