Before completing your online foster application on the next page, please read the following information.
Thank you for your interest in fostering a Golden Retriever from Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. SCGRRescue is grateful for people with hearts large enough to help a dog that needs a loving home. The information on this web page and the links at the side should answer many of your questions about our foster program.
- If you are interested in fostering one of our dogs, you will need to complete this online application. After your application is received and reviewed by our Placement team, a volunteer will be in touch with you to schedule an in-home interview.
- Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue works very hard to find the right home for each Golden in our care. It is a process that can vary from a few days to several months depending on the circumstances. Consequently, we do not know how long a foster dog will be in your care. Placements are made according to what will be best for the dog.
- Each dog comes to us under unique circumstances and has individual needs that we strive to meet. In addition, each family also has individual circumstances which are taken into account when making a placement.
- If you are a family with children under the age of seven please consider the following: Because of our emphasis on safety, we are very careful about the Goldens we will place into families with young children.
- Generally, we will not place the following types of rescue Goldens into families with young children:
- Goldens who have no exposure to children;
- Goldens who were given up because of characteristics that are incompatible with children (for example, too energetic);
- Goldens who have no documented history (stray Goldens) with children;
- Exuberant dogs who might inadvertently harm children in rough play.
- Although most rescue Goldens are housetrained they still require time, patience and training to fit into their new families and be good citizens. Many of our dogs have “rough edges” which need to be smoothed out with patience and time. We will be asking you to help us with the assessment of the type of family best suited to your foster dog.
- Senior goldens are often the most difficult to place and may be in foster care for a longer period of time. They are often the easiest to foster. A quiet, gentle walk morning and evening and a restful day spent snoozing and waiting for their foster to return are often all a senior desires.
- Once your application for fostering has been approved we will work diligently to match you with the right Golden. Fostering a Golden will change your life forever!
- Thank You for your interest in opening your home and heart to a Golden. We look forward to working with you.