Foster FAQ

If you have a question regarding fostering that is not answered below or additional concerns, please contact us at A member of the team will respond as soon as possible.

Will you provide food and supplies?
Yes! All food and supplies will be provided by Live Love Animal Rescue. Just let us know when you are running low and we can arrange for pick up or delivery. Feel free to provide treats and if there are any questions, just reach out to our foster team.

How long will I be expected to foster my dog?
We ask that you be prepared to foster your dog until a suitable “forever”  home is found. It’s impossible to predict how long this will take. Some dogs are adopted right away and others take weeks or even months .Don’t worry! The time flies by!

What happens if I can no longer care for my foster dog?
We understand that sometimes life throws us curveballs. We will do our best to find another foster home, but that may take some time so we appreciate your patience. Please let us know as soon as possible if a situation may be coming up that requires re-homing. The more notice that we have, the easier it is for us to arrange a new place for the pup to land.

What if I go on vacation?
Let us know as soon as possible if you need help while you are out of town. We will arrange for your foster pup to stay with another foster family or stay in a commercial kennel that is pre-approved with Live Love Animal Rescue at the rescue’s expense.

Who pays for my foster dog’s medical bills?
Live Love Animal Rescue will pay for all your foster dog’s vetting.  Live Love Animal Rescue will arrange all standard vetting (exams, spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc). If you notice something, reach out to the foster team for advice and they will schedule a visit with our partner vet.

Can I take my foster dog to my own vet?
Live Love Animal Rescue has long-term relationships with our partner vets. However, we are willing to work with other vets if they provide special services that our current partner vets cannot provide. Please send their information to the foster team and they will start the partnership process.

Does Live Love Animal Rescue pay for treatment of my pets?
We do not pay for personal pet vet bills. We require that your personal pets are fully vaccinated and that you are prepared to quarantine your foster dog if necessary. Most foster dogs benefit from a decompression period from a few days to a few weeks.

What should I do if there is a medical emergency?
If there is an emergency, you should take the foster pup to a vet right away, and if possible, to our local partner vet Primary Care Animal Hospital. Please call and text our foster team right away, en route to the vet or at the vet. You will need the rescue’s approval for any medical procedures.

Who is responsible for communicating with potential adopters?
Live Love Animal Rescue takes all responsibility for marketing and advertising your wonderful foster pup. We do need your help since no one will know your pup better than you! Share your updates, emails, and videos with our rescue team. You can help write a stellar bio for your pup. Once we get applications for adoption, our adoption team will screen through them and consult with you as to which potential adopters might be a good fit. Our adoption team will work with you to set up meet and greets, and your feedback on these interactions will be a very important part of deciding on the right home for the foster pup.

Will I be required to bring my dog to adoption events?
You are requested to come to adoption events as often as you can – it’s a great way to get your dog adopted.  We would ask if possible that you stay with your dog. If this is not possible, please let us know and we will arrange for a volunteer to transport and handle your pet at the adoption event.

Can I adopt my foster dog?
Of course!  Many of us have adopted our foster dogs! Foster parents have the first right to adopt until the foster dog is listed on Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet and our website. Once that happens, the foster family is very welcome to submit an application and it will be evaluated along with the pool of potential applicants.

Can I pick my own foster dogs?
When you submit an application, you will tell us about your dog experience and your home environment. Our foster team will evaluate the dogs that need fostering with your lifestyle and situation. We recognize that often, fosters will see a picture or video of an adorable dog and want to foster that dog. Our foster team will advise you if experience tells us that it would be a problematic match (e.g., an active puppy is a bad match for a busy family, and a family with lots of stairs might not work for a dog with mobility problems). We do our best to match a dog that will fit well into your life and will be a good fit for your family. Final placements will be based on mutual agreement between the foster family and the rescue team.

Are purchases made for foster care tax-deductible?
Purchases made for foster care may be considered donations to the rescue and would be tax-deductible. Please keep all receipts and email Fanny at

Can I name my foster pet?
Most foster pets already have names and we would ask you to keep this name. The rescue has sole discretion on the foster dog’s name, since changing it requires updating records through our partner vets, kennels, groomers, online profiles, and other service providers. It may seem a simple thing but there is a ton of work in the background for your foster pet and can create a ton of confusion for our volunteers and partners. If you choose to adopt your foster pet, you are free to change the name at that point in time.