Not ready to adopt, but still want to help? Foster homes provide rescued dogs with a caring and loving environment while undergoing any necessary medical treatment before an adoption takes place.

Fostering time typically ranges between 2-8 weeks and costs very little! Plus, if you fall in love with your foster dog, you receive first choice on adoption.  If not, G.R.E.A.T will find the dog’s perfect match.  We have many  approved applicants waiting, often months, for our call. 

Please read over the FAQs for the rules of fostering. We also have a video that provides information on the fostering process. Still interested? Complete the Foster Application below to start the process.

Do I qualify to
become a foster?


Fostering is a great alternative to adopting a golden retriever and is an extremely important part of the process, as the rescued dogs need a caring and loving environment before they are adopted to their forever homes.

A foster home provides a safe environment for the dog to live in while a adoptive family is found.

G.R.E.A.T. takes care of all the costs to foster the dog including providing a crate (if needed), a G.R.E.A.T. tag for the dog’s collar, and medical care costs while the dog is in foster care.

 The only thing we ask for the foster to supply is food, and transportation for medical care if needed.

Yes! If you continue to foster a dog until it’s available for adoption, you will be given first consideration.

  1. Fill out our Foster Application.
  2. Your application will be screened by one of our coordinators.
  3. If selected, you will be contacted to move forward with the next steps.