We are urgently looking for host homes!

Fostering saves lives!  By opening one's home to a rescued pup we give these innocent paws a chance at a new life where they can receive the TLC needed to be successful in their new homes.  In 2019, thanks to our generous foster network we were able to save 159 pups from euthanasia.  Unfortunately there are always more innocent paws in need than foster homes available.  You can make a huge difference by opening your home for a couple weeks  as a foster and by sharing your experience with other prospective foster parents.  Check out this article to learn more about hosting!

What To Expect As a Foster

We provide our fosters with education and resources regarding:

  • Puppy care
  • Handling and cleanup
  • Infection prevention
  • Identification of potential illnesses
  • Medication administration

Supplies provided by our rescue include:

  • Puppy food
  • Crates
  • Any needed medications
  • Food & water bowls
  • Play pens
  • Support in caring for the pups

If you choose to purchase items for your foster pups those items can be 

tax deductible.  

We cover the cost of medical care for each pup as long as the pup is taken to

on of our veterinary partners.

How can you become a foster?

To join our foster network please complete our foster application.  Once completed we will contact you via email to set up a phone interview.  If after that interview both parties decide to proceed we will set up a home visit.  The home visit allows for potential fosters to meet with an IPPR team member to discuss the logistics of fostering and answer any questions.  There is also some required paperwork that will be discussed and completed during the home visit.


One of the upsides of fostering is our foster-to-forever program.  We know how easy it is to become attached to a foster pup.  This program allows fosters who qualify, based on the adoption process, first choice of adopting a pup in their care. 

How Does the "Foster to Forever" Program Work?

  1. Apply online to become a foster
  2. Participate in a phone interview to discuss the program and set up a home visit
  3. Complete home visit.  During the home visit topics of discussion include expectations of the foster, logistics of housing the foster pup per state and rescue regulations, support and supplies provided by the rescue, care of the puppy, infection control practices, and questions are answered. 
  4. If both parties decide that fostering is the best route begin fostering
  5. Foster will receive a list of puppies based on who needs rescuing that they may choose to foster
  6. We limit the number of foster pups to two per family
  7. We supply all the supplies, medical care, and education to promote a successful foster situation
  8. After the pup has been with the foster for one week, the foster and Innocent Paws Puppy Rescue Staff decide whether or not this would be the best forever fit
  9. If it is the best fit, once the pup is eligible for adoption, the foster may adopt the pup
  10. If it doesn't turn out to be the best fit for pup and foster, the pup is placed for adoption to the general public

To get started, APPLY HERE!