Our Foster Program

The Farm Dog Rescue, working hard to
make a difference in our community.
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Foster Program

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.

Why do we need foster homes?
There are many reasons a dog might need foster care. Some of the most common include:

  • We depend on foster homes to care for dogs until suitable homes are found.
  • A puppy is too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until he or she is old enough to go to a forever home.
  • A dog is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate.
  • A dog has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people and needs to be socialized.

Why should you foster a dog?
Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:

  • freeing up a spot wo we can take in another dog.
  • giving your foster dog the time he needs to be ready for adoption.
  • helping the us learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.
  • socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.

How do I sign up to foster a dog?
Find the application on this page.  We will work with you to figure out the right foster dog for your household.

Thank you for considering fostering.  It will save lives!!

The Foster Pre-Application

The reason behind the completion of this form is to make sure that a “Good Fit” can be made between you and your foster animal as well as any other family fur members you may have.   Fostering is a gift you give back to an animal who may have had a tough start and just needs a little support moving forward or a senior dog that has lost the only family they knew and a home environment before placement in a new home is essential to their health and well-being.  We are going to be upfront with you in that:    Fostering is not for everyone.  Fostering can be tough on a good day.   Letting go is essential in order to continue assisting animals on their life paths.

Click on the appropriate icon to download the application and return it to


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Why Adopt?

Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle. Each year millions of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes for them. You help stop cruelty in mass breeding facilities.

An adopted pet is every bit as loving, intelligent, and loyal as a purchased pet, even if you get an adult or older dog.

The Farm Dog Rescue
PO Box 1542
Palm City, FL 34991