foster to adopt
When you foster a dog, you play an incredibly important role in saving a dog's life. We're a foster-based rescue and rely on foster homes to help dogs on their way to adoption. Fostering is also a great way to see if a dog is the right fit for you!
What is "foster to adopt"?
For any dog that's listed as needing a foster on our website (see the dog profile on the right), we'll provide a 3-day priority period where you are first in line to adopt.
What dogs are eligible?
Dogs on our website that have a "Foster Needed" label at the bottom of their profile (see the dog profile on the right).
Why can't I do this for any dog?
If a dog already has a foster home, we don't want to move them around, perhaps repeatedly and unnecessarily, when stability is something they're looking for after arriving from the shelter.
What are the benefits?
If there's a dog that's really sparked your interest, you don't have to worry about what order your application will be submitted--you're first in line. For our most popular pups, there can be stiff competition! The benefit for Copper's Dream and the dogs we save is that you'd be helping us house a pup in need.
What happens after 3 days?
If there are other adoption applications for the dog, we'll ask that you make a decision about whether you want to move forward with adopting. If the answer is "yes", then you'll just need to make a donation in the amount of the adoption fee and you'll officially have a new family member.
What if the dog isn't right for me?
That's okay! We do count on our "foster to adopt" families to provide a short term home for our rescue dogs even if they decide not to adopt. After your foster dog gets adopted, we're happy to keep working with you to find the right pup.
How do I sign up?
You'll want to fill out and submit an adoption application via email, specifying in your application which dog(s) you're interested in. In the email, let us know you're interesting in "foster to adopt."
I have a certain type of dog in mind...
Can you let me know when new dogs are coming that need fosters?
Yes, we can absolutely let you know when we have dogs coming that need fosters. We can send you an email with descriptions and photos, sometimes before they're even up on the website, and you can let us know if you're interested.