Foster caregivers provide our dogs with safe homes and lots of TLC until they are adopted.

Interested in becoming a foster? Learn more about how it works below, and then submit a foster application. 


We require a completed foster application and an interview with you in your home. 

  • Foster parents must be 21 years of age or older
  • Foster parents must be able to provide a safe, loving and stable environment for the foster animal. 
  • In some instances, experience with animal behavior or medical issues is a plus but not necessary. 
  • Foster parents must have common sense and patience. 

Duties & responsibilities 

The responsibilities of the foster volunteer include the daily care and maintenance of the foster dog(s), providing them with fresh food and water, and any necessary medications. 

  • Making sure they are safe, comfortable, and socialized during their stay in your home is important. 
  • Foster parents are also responsible for communicating to the program coordinator and staff any needs or concerns, whether medical, behavioral, or other. 
  • Foster parents must be able to transport their foster animal to and from veterinary appointments and adoption events. 
  • Foster parents should actively participate in finding their foster animal their furever home. 

Time commitment 

The time commitment required in being a foster parent varies depending on the animals you are caring for. However, it is a big commitment regardless. 

You are their caregiver day and night until they are adopted. 

Foster application

The Basics
Some basic information and how we can get in touch with you.
Name *
Home Phone
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Have you ever applied for a dog from BARRK before?
Have you ever fostered before (from us or another organization)?
Are you interested in fostering bully breeds?
Employment Info
Many of our dogs are surrendered because owners are no longer able to care for them. We want to ensure that dogs are fostered in financially stable homes.
Home Environment
We want to make sure that the dogs you foster are a good fit for your home environment. Some dogs thrive in a high-energy home, while others need something a bit more quiet. Some dogs need a large, fenced yard, while others would do great with just a few short walks.
Has this been discussed with all members of the home?
Do you own or rent?
Is the yard fenced?
May we visit your home?
A Few Additional Details
Work schedules, other pets, and references.
Have you had any animals in the last 10 years?
Name, Address, Phone Number
Please include at least two personal references. Family members cannot be personal references.
I have read the Foster FAQ document and agree to follow all outlined procedures.
I agree to the following: All statements made on this application are truthful; I have made no false statement with regard to family members in household, references provided not being family members, status of my home ownership and any other statements made on this application.