Foster

Foster homes are very important to our organization. Most of the time our rescue dogs have never been in a home, coming straight from the shelter, or their past is unknown. They may have come from a home and fostering allows the dogs to maintain that environment. Fostering helps us to find out more about the dog and that information often leads to the dog being adopted faster. Foster homes are able to tell us more information about the dogs; are they good with kids; good with cats and/or other dogs; are they housetrained; do they have lots of energy and need an active home or are they a couch potato and need a laid back quiet home? All this information can help provide a successful placement for our dogs.

For information on fostering or volunteering, please call 702-465-3395 or email .

Frequently Asked Questions

Interesting in fostering a dog for our organization? Here are some answers to some questions regarding our program:

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What Our Fosters Say

I have foster off and on for two years plus. I only foster small, female dogs because that is what my forever dog tolerates. I have fostered puppies, senior dogs, as well as severely overweight dogs. It is so rewarding to see a dog come alive with a little love and patience. It is not perfect...I have cleaned up pee and poop from floors, had dogs cower because they are not used to human positive interaction, a thing or two chewed - but so worth it to see a dog react and accept human kindness. All my fosters have been adopted, and it is with tears I see them go. It makes my heart glad to know I may have been a small part in their successful searches for new homes. I carry all of them in my heart.
Pat
I had thought about fostering dogs for years when I stumbled across AP4P while buying dog food one day. After talking to my husband we thought it was perfect timing and decided to give it a try. I always thought I wouldn’t be able to handle giving the dogs up after getting attached, but the first time I cried when a foster got adopted i felt an overwhelming sense of purpose. The feeling of knowing you helped save an actual life and that a dog who may have had a terrible past has a loving family in part because of you really can’t be put into words. When we fostered a dog named Bryce, we couldn’t even get him out of his crate to take him home. He would run from us at home and hid constantly. About two weeks later he came to me and let me pick him up, it was incredible. We learned a lot about being a pet parent, the rescue world, and ourselves. When we moved and had to take a break from fostering it felt like a huge piece of our life was missing. Fostering is one of the most rewarding things I’ll ever do, and I can’t wait to be able to start again.
Morgan & Conner
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