What is a foster parent?

A foster parent is an animal lover who generously volunteers to take in one of our rescued Baja dogs for a short period of time.

Why do your dogs require fostering?

There are a variety of reasons, but the logistics of lining up transport to an adoptive home sometimes works in reverse – we have transport but not yet the adoptive home identified. So, we send our dogs up north where they are fostered and potential adopters can see and interact with the dog before making a final decision.

How long will I be fostering a dog?

Generally, the foster time period ranges from a few days to a few weeks. The time period can vary, however, depending on the needs of each dog.

What sort of dogs will I be fostering?

Dogs and puppies. Puppies must be at least 4 months of age to enter the US and 8 weeks of age to enter Canada. Sometimes, it is beneficial to foster puppies in groups or pairs so they have the company of their siblings.

What is provided to pet foster parents?

If there are any medical expenses, we will reimburse for these – however, most dogs have already been sterilized, vaccinated, and treated for any illnesses so there are almost never any further expenses for veterinary care. We often provide a crate since this is how the dog was transported and might feel comfortable having its own place to sleep. We reimburse for food.

Getting started:

If you have any questions regarding our foster care program or would like more information, please fill out our foster-care inquiry form and submit any questions to us that way. If you are ready to foster, you can complete a Foster Care Application.