Our Mission: "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 intimidated 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!


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

  • City Animal Shelters

    - Typically funded by the city and private donations

    - Physically house the dogs at one location

    - Dogs kept in kennels with limited exercise
    - Provide basic medical care

  • Foster-Based Dog Rescues

    - Typically funded by grants and private donations

    - Recruit fosters so that dogs can live in a home

    - Provide specialized & extensive medical care

    - Provide behavior or obedience training if needed

    The start of the healing process for a homeless dog 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 larger 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.