Bluegrass Bully Rescue does not have a physical facility, we therefore rely on fosters
in order to save as many dogs as possible.
Click here to complete our foster application.
What does fostering a dog involve? When you foster, you agree to take a homeless
dog into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a
predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted. BBR provides all necessary
supplies including food, leash/collar, crate, etc. As a foster you would also take the dog
to any veterinary visits.
Once you sign up to be a foster, you’ll be added to our foster group. Whenever a
dog/dogs are in need of a foster, you will get notified and you can respond if you are
interested in a particular dog.
Most of our fosters work full time and have other pets at home. Many families enjoy
fostering because it not only gives them a sense of purpose knowing they helped save
a life, the experience teaches children how to care for pet and how they can personally
make a difference in the world. If you have a vacation planned, another foster will step
in and care for your foster while you are gone.
You’ll receive plenty of support while you foster. Our team is here to answer any questions you have, and other foster parents are available for you to ask questions, seek advice etc.
Why should I foster a dog? If you haven’t fostered an animal before, give it a try! You’ll find it to be a rewarding experience, and you will have the assurance that you are helping BBR save more lives.
By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:
directly helping the rescue save another dog
giving your foster dog the time he or she needs to be ready for adoption
helping the rescue learn more about the dog's personality so that we can place them in the best home possible
socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting them used to being around other pets and different types of people.
What if I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to let the dog go? Well, if the dog has found it's forever home with you, you get first choice at keeping the dog. However, our existing fosters will tell you that while you love each dog that you foster, letting them go is easier than you would expect because you know that you helped them find a loving home, and that their adoption means you are able to open your home to help save another dog in need. You could also think of it this way, is it easier to foster a dog and give it up, or not foster and know that a dog is euthanized because no one was there help? Letting go of a foster can be hard, but it is a lot harder to watch dogs & puppies in shelters get overlooked for months or even years, resulting in living their lives in cages.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Thank you for considering fostering for BBR. We couldn't do what we do without our fosters. This is how we save lives!