Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. 

  - Elizabeth Andrew

Toy Breeds In Need Rescue is seeking like-minded individuals to open their hearts and homes to toy dogs needing foster care.  Fostering is truly one of the most rewarding experiences for avid dog lovers.  Whether you are a fancier of all small dogs or a long time devotee to a particular breed, we would like to hear from you!  Foster homes are truly the life blood of any rescue.  Foster families provide love and care for dogs while they await their forever homes.  Foster parents become members of the TBIN family and play a crucial role in helping us to continue to rescue needy dogs.  

Please note that TBIN pays for all approved medical expenses, provides guidance on how to care for your foster dog, and offers 24 hour a day, 7 day a week support.

Foster home requirements: 

  • We do require a veterinary reference for all individuals interested in fostering for TBIN.  As such, you must have experience caring for a dog as an adult.  
  • We also require a home visit.  This enables us to ensure that your home is ready to accept a foster dog and also allows us to go over the fostering and adoption process, as well as answer any questions you may have.  We do require that all members of the household be present for the home visit.  
  • We do prefer that our foster parents be open minded to alternative medicine as this is an integral part of the care that we provide.  You do not need any prior knowledge of holistic care, just a willingness to learn.  
  • We ask that foster families be prepared to commit to fostering a dog for at least one month.  It takes time to provide necessary vetting, assess temperaments, and screen applications.  For this reason, even a young, healthy dog may be in foster care for a few weeks.  Dogs who are older or who have special needs will take longer.  While we realize that circumstances may change, we do like to keep dogs in one foster home until they are adopted as it less stressful for the dog.  
  • We ask that you please be honest and realistic about your abilities and preferences.  Not every individual is comfortable fostering a dog with special needs or one that is not housebroken, and that’s okay!  We work hard to match dogs to foster families whose routines and home life are most compatible with the individual dog’s needs.  

If you think that you may be interested in fostering for us, please complete the following application.  

Once we receive your application, we will conduct your veterinary reference check and then will be in touch with you to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have.  In an effort to save time, please ensure that you have given your veterinarian your consent to release information to Toy Breeds In Need Rescue.  Without a successful veterinary reference, your application cannot be processed.  

Please note that TBIN reserves the right to refuse any application, at any time, for any reason.