Foster a Dog

Before the Bridge Senior K9 Rescue is not a shelter.  We place dogs with loving foster families who care for the dogs until they find their forever homes.

UPDATE MAR 15, 2021: We are in need of fosters for large dogs. If this is you, please fill out our application form and let us know!

What does it take to be a foster home for BBSK9R?

  • Comfortable indoor home (dog standards, we’re not talking the Hilton here)
  • A fully fenced yard
  • Exercise time – walking, running, swimming, Frisbee, etc.
  • Some training or retraining if necessary
  • Rules, boundaries and limitations
  • Transportation to and from veterinary appointments
  • Transportation to and from adoption¬†events and meetings with potential adoptive families

Personal skills should include:

  • Some knowledge of dog behaviour
  • Some experience with dog handling
  • The ability to love and let go
  • The understanding that each of your charges are perfect in their imperfections
  • The ability to work with a team for the welfare of the dog in spite of personal feelings
  • The ability to organize, process and provide paperwork (small amount usually)
  • The ability to handle frustration when your charge doesn’t understand what is required of him/her
  • Willingness to be a part of the process of placing your charge in a new forever home

What does BBSK9R provide for it’s foster homes?

  • Dog food
  • Materials the dog will need such as kennels, collars and leashes
  • Vetting
  • Moral support for the foster family
  • Also tools and support for training
  • Lots of opportunities for personal growth
  • Lots of opportunities to volunteer
  • Lots of opportunities to fall in love again and again and again
  • If you want more information on fostering, please contact

If you’re interesting in becoming a foster for Before the Bridge, please fill out the application form here.