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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!

 

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Testimonials from some of our fosters...

"I always struggled with the idea of fostering because I wasn't sure that I would be able to give up a dog that I had cared for. What I learned, is that was while you do love every dog that you foster, the special bond or spark that makes you say 'ok this is MY dog', isn't present with every foster. When you reach the point at which your foster has found an adopter, and it is time for them to move on to their new family, you do feel somewhat sad, but you also feel extreme joy and pride that this special dog that you had the privilege of caring for, has found an amazing family. You also have a feeling of peace because you know that you are now able to care of another dog and do the same for them, and another, and another, and another.."
- Whitney
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"Do you want to give your kids the best life lesson without them even realizing they are learning? Foster an animal. Then foster another, and another. Fostering allowed me to cultivate an experience for my children that will positively impact their entire lives. Caring for and loving an animal that then gets adopted and moves on to a permanent home gave my children not only a sense of purpose and taught them the importance of giving back, it also instilled a strength in them. So when their first boyfriend/girlfriend crushes their heart, they will already have the coping mechanisms to make it a much less devastating experience. They will also know that there are more important things in the world. There are endless reasons to foster an animal. Please stop saying you can't do it because you wouldn't be able to give the pet up. When you see your foster furbaby move on to start their happily ever after, the feeling is like no other. You will be asking for your next foster right away because you want to keep helping."
- Jennifer
"Why I foster: I’ve always loved animals. I’ve always wanted to help as many as I could. But realistically, I couldn’t provide a permanent home for them all. Fostering allows me to help more animals. Fostering teaches the dog what a home is, what friends are, and what love is. A foster home gives that pet the best start to their new life and preps them for the family waiting for them. Watching the foster blossom, and seeing them get adopted, going from my home to their new home, is the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience I’ve ever had."
- Sara
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