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Detroit Dog Rescue Foster Program

So, you want to foster?

We are thankful you want to foster a pet from Detroit Dog Rescue. The following information is requested so that we can assist you in the selection of your foster pet. This survey, and consultation, with a Detroit Dog Rescue representative is designed to help us determine the best fit for your lifestyle.

Fostering a dog on a temporary basis is a crucial part in the success of a future adoption. The dog is given an opportunity to adjust to a home environment, and we are given additional time to find a permanent home.

At this time, none of our dogs qualify for emotional support or service animals. We currently do not have a training program for emotional support or service dogs.

Quick Facts

We ask that our fosters commit to transporting their foster dog to any necessary vet visits, or future adoption events. If you are unable to, we will do our best to provide volunteer transport.

Detroit Dog Rescue provides all the food and supplies while the pet is in your care, unless you would like to do so yourself. All of the supplies you purchase for your foster pet is often tax-deductible (check with your tax advisor).

Detroit Dog Rescue is responsible for all of the dog’s medical care while in our foster program.

If you decide to adopt your foster dog

To help cover the costs of the spay/neuter of age appropriate dogs, age appropriate vaccinations, medical care, temperament testing and temporary boarding of the dog, we do require a fee. Adoption fees* are as follows:

$200 For a Senior

$250 For a Medium-Large Adult

$300** for puppies (there is an additional $25 spay/neuter deposit)

$375 For a Small Dog

*If for some reason you feel the dog is not a fit for your home within five days of the adoption, we can keep your fee on file for another adoption for up to 90 days. Donations made to Detroit Dog Rescue are non-refundable.

*We reserve the right to alter or edit fees depending on promotions, medical care, and availability.

**The $25 spay/neuter deposit will be returned to you upon certification that the dog has been altered.

Foster Application

Please answer the following questionnaire to the best of your ability. If you are unsure what dog you are interested in and would like our team to guide you, please write in a short description of what you are looking for (size, breeds, temperaments).

Our adoption team will contact you within 10 business days to discuss your application.

Having issues submitting the form? Download the application PDF and email our Adoptions team at