How to Become a Foster Home:
We are in need of volunteer foster families for our dogs coming from the south each week. Our dogs are rescued from overpopulated shelters where dogs are euthanized if homes are not found for them. We like to bring a few dogs north each week to homes in New England where prospective adopters can meet the dog prior to deciding whether to adopt. We can arrange transportation for the dog to your home if it is not possible for you to pick the dog up at the transport site in RI, CT or NH. We then send prospective adopters to meet the dog at your home at times that are convenient for you. Most of the time the first applicant we send ends up taking the dog home! The average length of time that a dog stays in a foster home is two to three weeks (much less for pups, a little longer sometimes for older dogs). If you had to go away, we can arrange to move the dog to another foster.
If you would like to become a foster parent, please fill out the foster application. If you have any questions about becoming a foster parent, you can email us.
Thank you for considering fostering!
CC Rescue thanks you for your interest in our foster care program. Foster care is a vital part of the entire rescue system as it provides homeless animals with a real home setting, outside of a shelter environment, where the dogs learn what it is to be loved and cared for, and how it feels to be warm and full, instead of cold and hungry. They learn to trust in people again. Without foster families to care for these dogs, many will never make it out of the shelter alive. While we realize this application is extensive, completing it helps us ensure that we are placing the right dog in the right home.
In completing this application, the applicant(s) understand that as part of the application process, the following will take place:
Upon submission of the application we will review the application.
If satisfactory, we will contact the applicant to conduct a telephone interview.
If satisfactory, we will contact the references provided on the application.
If satisfactory, we will arrange for a representative of CC Rescue to conduct a home visit at your home. We will provide the representative with your name, phone number, and physical address. We will contact you with their name.
The representative will make arrangements with you as to the date and time of the home visit. Please note that all residents of the household must be present during the home visit.
Once the visit has been conducted, the representative will submit his/her report to us, and we will contact you as soon as we’ve reviewed it.
If approved to foster dogs for CC Rescue, you acknowledge that:
You will be the primary caretaker of the dog.
You are at least 21 years of age.
You will provide a safe and loving environment to the dog, in addition to adequate food, water, and shelter.
No one living in your home has ever been investigated for animal cruelty.
You will permit a CC Rescue representative to visit the home when foster dogs belonging to CC Rescue are living there.
You will cooperate with adoption efforts by allowing prospective adopters to visit the dog and by relinquishing the dog to the adopter when directed to do so by CC Rescue.
You will immediately turn a foster dog over to a CC Rescue representative when directed to do so by CC Rescue.
Please click here to fill out the application.