Thank you for your interest in fostering! Currently, we are only accepting applications for foster homes in York and Cumberland County, Maine.

We do not use fosters as a trial to adopt. We are aware of the bond between a foster and their dog and understand that a special one may come into your home, but please do not apply to be a foster volunteer if your intentions are to adopt.

Fetching Hope Rescue represents an all volunteer canine rescue group whose mission is to save the lives of neglected, abused and/or stray dogs by finding them safe, loving, and permanent homes in New England. We are proud to add that we are an approved 501 (c) (3.) MAINE LICENSE #F1490

This application is designed to help us decide if you're a good match for our foster program. We will check vet, personal references provided and conduct a virtual home visit.

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  • We're currently looking for volunteers with dog experience. Fostering a rescue dog is a big responsibility and basic dog knowledge is required.


  • By signing below, you certify that you understand the following:

    By submitting this application, you understand this is the first step of the process to become a Foster Volunteer. Fetching Hope Rescue reserves the right to refuse foster and adoption to anyone. You certify the information contained within this application is accurate and not misleading in any way. Our organization reserves the right to contact individuals listed on this form for verification.

    By signing this application, you understand that we make every effort to ensure every animal is healthy and all records will be passed forward to the foster. Due to the fact that most of our adoptable animals are rescued as strays, we cannot guarantee their breed. We list the pets breed/s as the one/s that best matches their appearance and personality.

    Every dog arrives microchipped, with medical records, along with the interstate health certificate, to accompany the animal on transport and to be up to date on shots, which include DA2PPv Canine Distemper, Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine,) Rabies (if over 3 months,) Heartworm negative testing, as well as they must be negative fecal for worms, coccidia and giardia and be given Flea/tick preventative before boarding the transport truck.

    By submitting this application and signing below, you agree that if the foster placement takes place and you are unable to keep your foster dog for any reason, the dog will be returned to our organization, Fetching Hope Rescue, and will not be returned to a shelter or re-homed privately. We will move the dog as quickly as possible, and within a two week period. You agree to keep the dog until an alternative placement can be arranged. All contact information for Fetching Hope Rescue will be provided in official approval letter. This is a legally binding contract.

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