Fostering

Our local strays need your help!

Because ACR has no shelter facility, we rely upon a network of  foster homes to house our dogs until they are placed in permanent happy homes of their own. Currently we have very limited foster resources and we are forced to turn away needy dogs simply because we have nowhere to house them.

The duty of a foster home is to provide love and shelter as well as basic training and housebreaking if needed.  ACR pays for all food and medical expenses and maintains ongoing contact and support with the foster home.  We prefer that foster homes have a fenced yard, but it’s not mandatory.  The foster parent also needs to be able to bring their ACR pup to our Adopt-a-Pet days the 2nd Saturday of every month.  The average time a dog is fostered is several months; however, it could be as little as a few days or as much as a year.

ACR only takes in dogs that are friendly, companion animals.  As rescue dogs, ACR pups have often been neglected by previous owners, and rarely arrive impeccably trained.  They are very trainable however, they just need you to be their teacher.  If they are tiny puppies, they need to learn everything!  But whether young or adult,  ACR dogs are invariably loving, willing to please and incredibly grateful.  Fostering a rescue dog is a heartwarming, experience you will never forget.

If you would like to be a foster, please fill out our foster application. For more information about fostering, please contact foster@athenscaninerescue.com.