How to Foster
Become a Foster Home
Foster homes are the heart of the rescue. CHR has no shelter or extra kennel space, so
without foster homes we would not be able to rescue dogs.
Foster Home Qualifications:
1. You must live in Indiana. We will do a home visit with all potential foster homes prior to
placing a dog.
2. All other dogs in your home must be spayed or neutered and kept up to date on
vaccinations/heartworm preventative. Exceptions can made for dogs who cannot be spayed
or neutered due to medical reasons – this reason MUST be given on your application and
verified by your vet.
3. You must be over the age of 23 to foster.
4. You must be willing to accept any breed that we feel would be best cared for and needs
met in your home.
5. C.H.R will provide the food and flea/tick preventative for foster dog. We feed our dogs Pure
Balance Salmon and Pea or Taste of the Wild Smoked Salmon which are grain free foods.
6. Help with transporting of foster dog to and from vet appointments and adoption events.
7. Practice a slow-intro of foster dog to your personal dogs and children.
8. Understand that these are rescues. Many rescues come with "baggage" and often need
help with house-training, crate-training and basic commands. You may also be asked to
attend a training class provided by us.
9. We do not allow our fosters to pick and choose their foster dog or dogs. We place the
dogs in a foster based on what their needs are.
10. We expect our fosters to communicate with us on a regular basis and to provide us
updates and pictures often so that we can get them into right forever homes.
Communication is KEY
11. While we understand that some families are very passionate about fostering, we do ask
that our foster homes not bring any new dogs into their home while one of our foster dogs is
present unless this is communicated to us first.
Fostering is a very important part of our rescue and we welcome your application.