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Foster a Golden

Foster a golden at Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever RescueIf you live in Houston, Texas, or the surrounding area, Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue needs caring, patient and responsible Golden lovers to join our foster home team by opening their homes and their hearts to our rescue Goldens.

A key component to our Rescue program is the foster home. The principle behind fostering is to provide the dogs entrusted to our care with a home environment to expedite their mental and/or physical rehabilitation and to evaluate their habits and behavior. This allows GBGRR to place the dog with the new family and improve the chances of lifelong enjoyment of the dog and the new family.

We recommend reviewing the PDF of our Foster Contract here before applying to become a Foster (you will receive your actual Foster Contract when you become a Foster).

We hope you will consider opening your heart and home to a Golden in need by fostering.

Want to know more?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about being a Foster Parent:

How much time does it take
What will I need to do as a foster parent?
How long does a dog stay in foster care?
May I adopt my foster dog?
Do I have to be home with the dog all day?
Do I need a fenced yard?
Will I become attached to the dog?
May I choose which dogs I foster?
What if I can't keep him any longer?
How much does it cost to foster a dog?
What happens if I have questions or problems with a foster dog?
Why is fostering so important?