Fostering involves providing shelter, food, training for 1-8 weeks until a permanent home is found, unlike adoption.
Work with rescues to foster dogs, not shelters. Rescues provide supplies, pay medical bills and match dogs with adopters.
Foster dogs need a comfy, safe home environment with space for a crate, exercise and housetraining.
Foster parents work on manners, commands and socialization through positive reinforcement training.
Take foster dogs to needed vet visits for vaccines, spay/neuter, exams. Rescue provides medical care.
Coordinate meet and greets with potential adopters. Send dog with supplies and records when adopted.
Fostering requires intense effort for a short period before the dog moves to a forever home.