Foster Policy

Foster Policy

Our ability to rescue depends completely on foster homes. The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save. Durant Animal Rescue Alliance provides: food, vet care, guidance, and other essentials, as well as are responsible for finding the adoptive home.


We carefully match up foster dogs with foster parents based on what works for your household.

We work with you to find the best possible match.


Bear in mind that a shelter environment followed by a rescue can be very stressful and traumatic for many dogs.  In your home they will have a chance to feel safe and secure, to be loved, nurtured, exercised and socialized.


Foster dogs may stay at their temporary homes from a few days to weeks and sometimes even months. It all depends on the dog and the amount of time the foster parent can commit to the process.


Foster family responsibilities include:

  • Providing care and affection - Including socialization, healthy practices, & some basic training.
  •  Keep your foster dog on a leash until you learn their strengths & social skills.
  • We require your foster dog to ALWAYS wear its ID tag. Ensuring a safe return should he/she escape.
  • Spending extra time each day playing with your foster dog so he/she is well socialized.


Homeless dogs come into shelters year round so we are always in need of foster homes. When we take a dog from a shelter, it makes room for the next animal in need. Our foster parents are a critical piece of the rescue process and we are deeply indebted to them for their willingness to welcome new members into their lives. It buys us time to find a new place for the dogs to call home.




It happens. You fall in love with the wonderful dog for which you've been a lifeline after shelter-life. Not to worry - You're in good company.   As the foster family, you will usually have first option to permanently adopt your new family member to be part of your lives, for life.

Special Note from Durant Animal Rescue Alliance:

Decisions on placing dogs in foster homes are based solely on the judgment of Durant Animal Rescue Alliance

Foster applications may be denied for various reasons. Durant Animal Rescue Alliance reserves the right to refuse to foster to anyone without disclosing the reasons, as well as, make all decisions regarding placement or final arrangement(s) of any rescued dog in its care; whether in or being placed in, a foster or adoptive home.


Durant Animal Rescue Alliance reserves the right to refuse an application for any reason.