Volunteer Info / Fostering FAQ

Fostering is the most critical need for all rescue groups. Our foster homes are an integral part of the adoption process, giving dogs loving temporary homes until a suitable forever home can be found. Spending time in a foster home will provide a smooth transition for a dog into their "forever home". While the dog is with you, your input will help rescue volunteers find the best possible family match for the dog. Please read our Fostering Guidlelines/FAQs.

Our requirements for fostering include above ground fencing (no underground/electronic fencing), resident dogs and cats spayed/neutered and up to date on vetting, children at least six years old (not all dogs can be placed with younger children) and previous dog experience, large breed preferred. Female Great Pyrenees rarely cohabitate with other females successfully, therefore homes that already have a female dog will not be considered for fostering a female Pyr. Same sex aggression issues do not only affect Pyrs. You can read more about this here.

Fostering has added benefits for dog owners. Volunteers are alerted to training classes given through the country's leading animal welfare organizations and our own trainers/behavioralists are available for consults. Fostering through NGPR can help you tune in to the unique behavioral characteristics and nuances of the breed that makes you a better dog owner in general. Please complete our online volunteer application so we can contact you. Completion of the application form and process is required of all new fosters. If you are an approved adopter from NGPR or one of our affiliated rescues, please include the name of the group and dog on the volunteer application so we can expedite your application.

NGPR provides our fosters with flea/tick and heartworm medication every month. We will cover all approved drugs, medical expenditures and vet visits. This means we cover just about everything for foster dogs if the cost is approved in advance.  If you foster two or more dogs, we provide food. We will do our best to find the right dog for your situation with regard to kids, cats and other dogs. If the dog is not a good match, we will move the dog to another foster home. Some of the dogs who need immediate foster homes are listed daily on Facebook, so check in there for the latest dogs we are trying to help or visit our adoptable dogs page where dogs needing fosters are highlighted.


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