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Foster A Dog, Save A Life

Apply to be a Foster Home

Without caring, open-minded, and patient homes to help transition One Tail dogs into a home setting, our rescue could not carry out our mission or accomplish our goals.  As a foster parent, you are giving a dog a new lease on life!  By providing a temporary home for one of our dogs, you are agreeing to care for that animal for 7 days or longer.

What does OTAT Provide?

Everything!  All we ask of our foster homes is to give love, patience, and understanding to their foster dog. In an effort to make fostering as easy as possible and ensure that our foster homes have everything they need, we provide the following:

  • Crate
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Leash/Collar
  • Medications (when needed)
  • Free training (when needed)
  • Free doggie daycare or dog walking if you have longer work days
  • Free boarding should you need to go out of town while fostering
  • Reimbursement for any necessary out-of-pocket expenses*

*You are welcome to shower your foster pooch with extra toys or a new wardrobe, but we are not able to reimburse for expenses beyond the basics.

As with our adoptive homes, we always try to the best of our ability to match the foster animal to the foster home. We will always take into consideration you, your lifestyle, and other members of your household, before asking you to foster a specific pet. All dogs are temperament tested prior to heading to your home so we typically have a good idea of each dog’s personality and needs.

Who Can Foster?

Anyone! Whether you live in a condo, small apartment or a house, have children, cats, dogs, or other pets, we can find a temporary match for you. Fostering is perfect for animal lovers who already have pets of their own, people who have worked with rescues in the past (although this is not necessary), or just anyone who absolutely loves animals but is not ready or able to make the commitment for the life of an animal.

Similar to our adoption procedure, a separate Foster Home application and screening process is required. Please fill out our foster application by clicking the button at the top of this page and one of our Foster Coordinators will be in contact with you soon!