Become A Matchdog
Want to volunteer by having a lovely foster pup in your home? Find out how here!
Our Foster families are foundational to our success. They offer rescued dogs love and comfort while waiting for adoption. We rescue many of our dogs from high kill shelters that often have very short time spans – sometimes as little as a few days – before an unadopted dog is slated for euthanasia. Our goal is to rescue these dogs from that fate. If we don't have a home for a pup to go to, we cannot bring it! The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save.
Foster Spotlight: Meet Sharmilla
How long will a foster dog stay in my care?
Time in a foster home can range from an overnight stay to a few weeks. We’ll be able to give you a better estimate for your dog before you take him/her home. You can also share with us what availability you can commit to.
If, at any time, you feel that you cannot properly care for your MatchDog Rescue dog, please provide us as much notice as you can. Hopefully it’s a minimum of 48 hours so that we can then find another suitable foster for your dog.
The foster parent agrees that the dog remains under the jurisdiction of MatchDog Rescue and cannot be abandoned, sold or given to a shelter, retail establishment or research institution. The dog must be placed under the adoption guidelines of MatchDog Rescue and possession of the dog cannot be transferred to another individual without permission from the MatchDog Rescue foster or adoptions team.
The foster parent understands that matchDogRescue has the right to remove the foster dog from the foster home at any time.
General Things to Know
Meet Some of Our Fosters!
You can always come talk to our fosters in person at our Saturday events about their experiences!