LOVE DOGS BUT CAN'T ADOPT right now?
Fostering a rescue dog in your home may be the perfect way to help. As a foster parent, you help prepare a pet for adoption by giving him or her the skills and training necessary to make a smooth transition to a forever home. By taking a dog into your home, you also open up space in crowded shelters for another dog. (Which means you're actually helping two dogs!)
As a foster parent with A Purposeful Rescue, you commit to:
Caring for the dog until he or she is adopted. This could be as quickly as a few weeks, a few months or possibly longer. We never know for sure how long it will take, and it can depend on the pup.
Helping transport the pup to necessary vet appointments and adoption events.
Our vet is in Pacific Palisades, and adoption events are in Brentwood.
A Purposeful Rescue volunteers can occasionally assist with transport, but you should be able to do a majority of it.
Letting us know if you have extended travel plans coming up. If emergencies or brief trips come up, we can help provide short-term, temporary fosters to cover these situations. However, we cannot accommodate long-term coverage.
As an organization, we support foster parents by:
Matching you with a pup that meets your lifestyle and comfort level (i.e. active dog or couch potato).
Providing all supplies the pup will need (collar/tag, slip lead, food/supplements, etc.).
Covering all medical care. All dogs go through a full veterinary exam before coming to you. But they may need additional vet visits for follow-up care. Sometimes, recovery is part of the foster process.
Networking the dog on social media and at adoptions events — with the goal of finding the dog a forever home.
Making ourselves available to answer any and all questions. And there are no dumb questions.