To Help Save Lives by Building a Community of Fosters for Larger Breed Dogs

What’s the Issue?

Larger breed dogs in city shelters are typically less likely to be adopted than smaller breed dogs.

The reason for that may vary. Maybe some people are intimated by larger breeds, maybe they think they’re too much work, perhaps they assume they need a huge back yard for them or that they’re expensive to own.

Unfortunately, there’s always the potential that, for any dog, the longer it stays in a shelter, the more likely it will deteriorate and then become “at risk” of being euthanized.

That’s where dog rescues intervene!

I Want to Save a Dog's Life!

What’s the Difference Between an Animal Shelter & Dog Rescue?

  • City Animal Shelters

    - Typically funded by the city and private donations

    - Facilities that physically house dogs at one location

    Typical Resources:

    - Medical care

    - Good nutrition

    - Exercise is limited due to lack of funding

  • Non-Profit Dog Rescues

    Their mission is to save the lives of homeless dogs who are more difficult to place and thereby “at risk”. Typically funded by grants and private donations.

    Typical Resources:

    - More extensive medical care

    - Exercise and training

    - For foster-based rescues, can also provide a loving home environment that allows a dog to heal and flourish. However, the start of the healing process begins with finding a suitable foster home.

How Do We Support Dog Rescues?

  • FURever has developed trusting relationships with several dog rescues who save homeless dogs in the Southern California area. Our goal is to help these dog rescues with the challenging task of finding fosters for large breed dogs.

  • Fosters are critical to the success of meeting a dog rescue's mission and are relied upon to help make the dogs ready for adoption, including exercising them, providing them a routine and taking them to veterinarian and training appointments, not to mention giving them plenty of TLC!

    This website introduces you to dog rescues whom we trust and support, and a questionnaire for you to fill out to begin a conversation with us so that we can help answer questions about the process of fostering and connect you with a dog rescue who needs your support.