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Foster Application






what you can expect & what you should know

When you foster a dog, he/she will enter your home having hit the absolute lowest point in their life. Often, they were just minutes away from being put to death, having spent days/weeks/months in a shelter or having lived in but probably mostly outside a home that no longer loved them or cared for them. When they arrive, they are scared and confused.

When you foster, you agree to take a Leica's Saving Paws Rescue dog into your home and give him/her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is placed in their forever home.

Why dogs need foster care,  some of the most common reasons include:

  • We don't have a physical shelter and depends on foster homes to care for dogs until suitable homes are found.

  • A dog is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate.

  • A dog has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people and needs to be socialized.

  • Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have, other than adopting, of course. 

  • Giving your foster dog the time he needs to be ready for his new adventure with his veteran.

  • Helping us learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.

  • Socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him/her used to being around other pets and different types of people.

Through it all, there are few experiences more delightful and rewarding than to see one of these dogs light up as they realize that they get fed good food, in a bowl, every single day. The joy they express when they get to sleep INSIDE, or curl next to you in the family room, or follow you from room to room shows in their eyes and on their faces. You will be amazed as you watch the transformation as your foster dog begins to feel healthier, secure and safe. They are anxious to please and work hard to learn the rules of living in the house.

And they love you. Are you ready to jump in and foster?

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The first step to becoming a foster home is to complete a foster application.

This site uses the Adobe {.pdf} file format for printable documents to download & view PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer or phone.

GA Foster


FL Foster Application

After your application is processed, you may be asked to complete this form. 

Please make sure to email all completed forms for GA forms to

Please make sure to email all completed forms for FL dogs to


Foster Agreement


Foster Agreement

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“All you need is love

…and a German Shepherd.”

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