Fostering a Dog

We do not currently have any dogs in need of foster placement, please come back again soon...

Smokey - Available for Adoption

Fostering a Dog

If you can offer a rescue dog a foster space in your home and lifestyle over a longer period of time, or even better until they find a forever home, you can consider a long-term foster or consider foster with a view to adoption. The minimum requirement foster length is 6 months.

Please note although we re-home throughout the UK we can only accept foster applications from people within Hull and East Riding. The reason for this is we need the dog to be accessible for appointments and viewings. 

Not all of our dogs require a foster placement.

Dogs that generally require a foster placement:

  • Dogs finding it hard settle in a kennel environment
  • Dogs that require medical treatment and would benefit from recovering in a home setting
  • Dogs with behavioural issues that will only improve in a home or 1-2-1 setting
Mia - Available for Adoption

For dogs who are lucky enough to get placed into foster, the benefits are huge. They can enjoy more one to one attention and a settled home environment. The dogs can be better assessed which provides a better understanding of the dog's behaviour, enabling us to match them with the perfect home, family and lifestyle. Some dogs cope better than others with kennels and for those that don't cope so well, many behaviour issues seen in kennels are not seen at home and as a result the dogs are much happier and stress free. 


The benefits for you are great too: experience in looking after and handling a range of dogs, walkies everyday - meet new people and get fit! cuddles and snuggles, playtime and games and a new best friend who you can keep updated with once they've found their new home.

Our foster guidelines are the same as our adoption requirements.

Please read the adoption requirements before completing a foster form: Adoption Requirements


You provide a 121 environment for the dog throughout the foster period. We cover the costs of vet bills*, flea and worming treatment and vaccinations throughout the foster period.We advise that as a minimum, public liability cover is taken out for the foster period. We also provide training with Oakwood Canine Services throughout this time. Once the foster period is coming to a close, we will put the dog up for adoption and the foster family must bring the dog in for viewings to meet the adoptive family.

*If the dog is taken into vets due to an act of negligence the vets fees must be covered by the foster carer. 

Zak - Adopted
Max - Adopted

Foster with a view to adoption

As with a regular adoption, you will put down a £75 reservation fee for the chosen dog and treat it as your own. Throughout the foster period you are required to take out lifetime insurance and keep up to date with the dog's flea and worming treatments and cover the costs of vaccinations, you must cover all vets bills unless stated otherwise. You receive 4 weeks free training within your foster period with Oakwood Canine Services. Once the foster period is over we shall arrange an adoption date and you will have your little friend forever!