Would you like to help an innocent dog that may have been abandoned, abused, neglected, sick, or injured?
You can help save a life! We are a foster-based rescue so we can only save as many dogs and cats that we have foster homes for. Saving Grace and Her Furry Friends covers all expenses including vet visits, food, crate, leash, collar, medication, heartworm prevention, flea/tick preventative etc. You simply provide the love, comfort, socialization and nurturing. We will promote the dog or cat and find the perfect adopter! If you’re interested in joining our rescue family please complete a foster application!
By fostering you are helping to save a life that may otherwise be put down. Sadly, tens of thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized annually in South Florida alone. It is a major epidemic!
When you foster a dog or cat, you can specify in the foster application the basic size limits, age range, and temperament you are most comfortable with. From puppies/kittens all the way up to seniors that need a foster home. We cannot guarantee the temperament as we usually know nothing or very little about the dog/cat. Housebreaking a dog is usually necessary as well. We can provide a crate and training techniques but it is part of the process of getting the dog ready for its “fur”ever home!
We get many perfectly healthy dogs/cats that come into the rescue, housebroken, and well-tempered, as well as others that are sick or injured or those that may need some help with socialization or training. Sometimes, it only takes a few weeks to foster before we find the pet’s “fur”ever home. Other times, it may take several months. We ask for a commitment from you to foster the dog/cat until a qualified adopter is found. Since we only rescue as many dogs/cats as we have foster homes for, if you change your mind about fostering, then we have a difficult time finding another foster right away. If you go on vacation, give us advance notice and we will make provisions for the dog/cat while you’re away.
The rescue gets dogs/cats from Dade, Palm Beach and Broward, in high KILL shelters, strays, and owner surrenders. The dog/cat will go to one of our veterinarians as soon as possible for a full checkup, bloodwork, vaccines, and spay or neuter. If there are any medical concerns the rescue provides the medication and pays for the vet visits. It would be ideal if you are able to take the dog/cat to the vet visits for checkups, follow ups, and the spay/neuter appointment. If you are not available, we can attempt to find a volunteer to transport.
If you work outside of the home full time, the Rescue will do its best to ensure that the dog/cat will be OK with being left alone and in a crate or playpen, if necessary, for a reasonable amount of time.
Your role would be to provide a loving home, make the dog/cat feel safe (as it may be the first time they have experienced love, have a warm, cozy place, or live indoors). We also ask that you take good pictures/videos of the dog/cat so that we can promote the dog/cat for adoption. We would send you the applications so that you can review them to see if it may be a good match for the needs of the dog/cat and the lifestyle of the family wanting to adopt the dog/cat. We know that you will get attached and want to make sure that it’s going to the best possible home. Once we find a good potential adopter, we check the person and do a home check to make sure it’s a good fit and finalize the adoption. You and your family get to watch the dog/cat transform before your very eyes. It’s such an incredibly rewarding experience.
You are not just rescuing a dog/cat, you’re also helping a person or family. Dogs/cats provide love and comfort and support and so much joy to a person’s life. You have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people through this experience and make lasting connections.
We are able to offer community service hours for high school students! Parents must complete the application and consent to being responsible for the dog/cat and overseeing the dog/cat as a teenager cannot be the responsible party. Local county schools allow us to give 35 hours a week in community service hours. Foster homes need to be in the Southeast Florida area so that our local vets are available. We would do a Home Visit to ensure the safety of the home. Thank you for your willingness to foster a dog/cat and give him/her a second chance. We look forward to you joining the Saving Grace family!
This is a questionnaire to help you communicate with us what you are interested in doing, and also the Foster Agreement so you know what our expectations are, and what you can expect from us.
Please remember that Saving Grace rescues animals from many different situations. Some are coming out of a shelter environment, some have been mistreated and abused, and others may have never lived in a home before. All animals will need some adjustment time in a new foster home, but your honesty on this form will help us match you up with a pet that will suit your home and potential limitations and/or strengths.