Come foster with us!

Fostering is quite possibly one of the most important roles here at Mighty Mutts Rescue!  

Foster homes provide our incoming dogs with a safe, loving, secure spot to adjust to family life while we locate their forever homes!  Below are a few of the more commonly asked questions we receive from potential foster homes.  

How do I start?

Ready to get started? Send over an email to

Tell us a bit about yourself, your home and your current pets!

Where do our dogs come from? 

Our dogs come from many different  backgrounds. Some from High kill shelters, some as owner surrenders and others as strays. We do our best to give fosters as much detail as possible when taking in an MMR foster but often times we don’t know  much more than their age, gender, possible mix & their intake type. We learn the most about our resident dogs & pups from their foster homes over time.

How long will my foster be with me? 

This really varies from dog too dog. Some dogs are adopted within a week or two of arriving in rescue, other dogs may be with you for up to a couple months. This isn’t a bad thing, this just means your fosters perfect home hasn’t come along yet!

What is asked of me as a foster?

As a foster we ask that you be able to commit to your foster until he she is adopted.                      Once a dog is moved out of the shelter & into foster care moving them can be very difficult & a bit stressful for the dog or pup. Along with this we ask that foster homes commit to attending two mobile adoptions per month. Our mobile adoptions are usually held on the peninsula and are from 12-4 pm. We appreciate when foster families donate food and supplies to their foster pup BUT we are also more then happy to provide this!

What should happen if I can’t keep my foster any longer? 

We completely understand that life happens or occasionally things just aren’t working out.                   In the event that your foster needs to be moved we ask that you let us know as soon as possible and give us a week or two to locate a new foster home.