Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster home with Placing Paws Rescue. Please read the foster information below and then answer the following questions to the best of your ability. This Form must be filled out in it’s entirety. Each Foster home must have a foster home inspection and fill out our foster home agreement prior to an animal being placed with them.

As a foster parent, you would temporarily take an animal into your home and give us a character assessment of the animal. Placing Paws pays for any needed medical attention (at our veterinarian) and food (if you can pick up in Broomfield area). If the dog is not housetrained, we hope that you will do some basic training to help make the pet more adoptable.
Most of the animals will be coming from shelters. We ask that you be patient with them and try to help them transition to their new roles as family dogs in any way needed. Help us try to figure out what they need to move forward and together we can make it happen. You can tell us the size, type, age, etc. and we will try to match you to your preference; Size, age, anything else.
There is no guarantee on how long an animal will be with you, but we do everything within our power to get the animal into a permanent home in a timely manner. On average our fosters usually have their pup/pups for about 14 days.  This does vary on many factors though.  We list our pets on our website,, along with 30 other websites. We use social media to advertise pets, including Facebook and instagram. You are welcome to advertise your foster as well.
We ask that you truly think about fostering before you decide to foster. We ask that you give your foster dog a minimum of 72 hours to adjust in your home, regardless of behavior. Dogs are completely adrenal coming off transports and need just a quiet, calm environment, love and perhaps exercise to relax after the stressful transport and show their true personality. Further, it’s important that you are willing to commit to each foster for at least two weeks. Dogs often find homes before that much time elapses, but it’s important that you are committed to providing a stable and nurturing environment to a dog who may never have experienced this in their life. If you need to travel, please make arrangements as though this was your own dog (i.e., house sitter) but approve it through us first; We have a limited number of resources available at various times. Because we are a small rescue we need to tap into many of our limited resources whenever a foster situation doesn’t work. Inevitably sometimes a foster placement doesn’t work and is challenging, so we all work as a team to optimize everyone’s experience; you are never stuck. We don’t just want the dog to grow from their foster experience, we want our foster families to as well!

Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you!!