Before submitting a foster application, it’s important to make sure you understand our typical foster family criteria as well as the expectations we have regarding those who foster for our organization. Read more about these notable items on our Foster page.

Once you’ve read and agreed to our standard guidelines, you’re ready to get started on the road to fostering! Follow the prompts below to fill out a foster application.

After your application is submitted, a member of our Foster Coordination team will begin to process your application as soon as possible, usually within a week of initial submission. Be sure to check your spam folder in the days after submission to ensure you do not miss an email from our team members.

Upon approval as a foster home, you will be able to see animals in need of foster homes through our private internal communication channels. You are always able to foster as many animals as you feel comfort with as often as you like, and should never feel pressured to take an animal in that does not fit with your lifestyle or family dynamic.

Please email our team at foster@ruffstartrescue.org if you have any questions about becoming a foster.

When submitting a foster application, please only press the submit button ONCE.

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You'll find all sorts of donated goodies in the auction including gift cards, baskets, homemade goods, pet supplies, and much more. It's the perfect opportunity to shop for the holidays - whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one (human or animal)!

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