Fostering and Foster to Adopt

Fostering and Fostering to Adopt Program
Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue is a foster home-based organization.  Once we secure a foster home, we are able to rescue a dog from a shelter or a dog whose owner has surrendered them. A foster home is a temporary home where the dog can live safely until a permanent adopter is found.  The foster home is often a life saver for the dog.  As a foster parent, you are asked to care for the dog, feed him, exercise him, train him (if needed) and use a rescue-approved vet.

Daytona Beach German Shepherd Rescue covers all vet expenses and provides monthly flea and heartworm preventatives, but foster families are responsible for dog food, crates and other expenses associated with the dog's needs. Before the dog is available for adoption, you, as a foster parent, have an option to adopt him first (adoption fees would still apply).  If you decide not to adopt, the rescue will schedule meet and greet sessions with potential new families. The rescue will work around your schedule to make it convenient for you. On certain occasions, you will be asked to attend the meet and greet as well, as you are the one who knows the dog the best and can best showcase the dog to potential adopters.


Please, keep in mind that many new dogs coming in are going through a transition process and need extra care. Often times, they need to be separated from your own dogs due to fleas or other minor infections that they get at the shelters. We ask for your flexibility with bringing your foster dogs to our rescue approved veterinary offices located in Ormond Beach and Jacksonville areas. Please, refer to our adoption requirements as they are the same for our foster families. 
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent for a German shepherd in need, please complete the foster/adoption form below and return to

Foster Application

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