Fostering Dogs
Fostering Dogs

Fostering Dogs with LifeLine

Many dogs in our care are happy, healthy, and ready to find their forever home. Space in the shelter is very limited and it is important that our animals find a foster home to make space for the 40-60 animals entering our shelters daily. All they need from you is a comfy place to stay, a little love, and help finding their perfect match!

 

What We Provide

  • Veterinary Care - Vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, de-wormer, heartworm treatment and prevention, flea and tick prevention, and more!
  • Supplies - This includes a starter bag of Purina┬« Dog Chow, medium to large sized crate, a collar and leash, and other supplies as available.
  • Weekly Training Sessions - LifeLine's Animal Behavior Specialist, Sharon Eikey, teaches positive reinforcement training techniques and leash skills for dog walking at our LifeLine Community Animal Center every Saturday. More information is provided by our Foster Coordinators.
  • Specialized Support - Our Foster Coordinators are dedicated to supporting you throughout your foster experience. A seasoned volunteer foster coach will be assigned to you when you pick up your first foster dog.
  • Adoption Assistance - We encourage you to actively market your foster dog to adopters. To aid in this process, your foster dog will appear on our adoption page listings, which receive over 25,000 page views each month! We also host adoption events throughout the metro Atlanta area and virtually.

 

Foster Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Live within a reasonable travel distance to your chosen shelter
  • Provide transportation for veterinary visits or emergencies.
  • Provide a safe, indoor, temperature-controlled space and adequate food.
  • Georgia Law requires a home visit every 6 months.
  • Stay in contact with your Foster Coordinator!

 

Weekend Warriors Program

Prefer to foster for only a few days? Check out our Weekend Warriors program!

Check out the different foster opportunities available.

 

Sign Up To Foster!

Please complete the foster questionnaire below. Once a dog is ready to be fostered, we will reach out to you to set up a date and time to pick up the foster dog. We can arrange a private meet and greet with your pets in a play yard. We are following all safety recommendations to keep our community safe and ensure we can get animals into homes. Our greatest need are foster homes for our medium to large dogs (40-60lbs) for four-to-six weeks.

 

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NOTE: Veterinary appointments are conducted at the shelter and foster parents are expected to transport their foster pet to these appointments.

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Heartworm disease is a non-contagious condition that is spread through mosquitoes. Worms form in the heart and constrict the heart's ability to properly pump blood to the rest of the body. Heartworm treatment is covered by LifeLine! The treatment requires administering oral medication for 30 days, followed by 2 injections, and 30 more days of low activity (crate rest and short walks). The full treatment is a minimum 2-month commitment.

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NOTE: Having a fenced-in yard is not a requirement to join our foster program. This question will help us better match you with a foster pet.

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