MARR Foster Program

If you are unclear on what kind of dog (breed, type, energy level, age) would fit into your family, but you aren’t ready to give up on having a dog altogether, fostering for rescue might be the answer for you. Foster homes are a much needed resource, and always welcome. If you want to help save the lives of dogs, becoming a foster home is just one way to help.

What does a foster home do?
A foster is a temporary placement for dogs in a rescue. The foster home will be responsible for basic housetraining, socialization, health care, and temperament assessment of a placed dog.

What about expenses?
MidAmerica Rottweiler Rescue (MARR) will cover the cost of veterinary care, obedience classes if needed; while the foster home is expected to cover the cost of food, collars, leashes, and toys.

How long does a foster dog stay?
This can vary greatly. An older dog in the golden years of his life may be with you until the end, but a puppy may only be in your home for a few weeks. In the case of rehabilitation programs, the dog or puppy may only be with you as long as it takes to be declared adoptable.

What if the foster dog doesn’t get along with others in the family?
If this happens, you must notify MARR immediately and we will help you overcome the situation, whether it requires additional training, or another placement. We will take care not to place a dog with you that are not ready to handle.

Do I get to choose the dog I foster?
This is not very likely. MARR will place a dog based on need, temperament, and your abilities.

Can I keep the dog I foster if I want to?
Yes, you certainly can, in almost every situation. It happens quite often.  One would still have to go through an abbreviated adoption process.

If this fostering sounds like something you would be interested in, please fill out the Foster Home Application below: