Rescue and Foster

Thank you for your interest in pet adoption from ARRF!
Our Foster Program – At the heart of ARRF is our Pet Rescue and Foster Program. ARRF does not have a shelter location. Instead, all ARRF adoptable pets are housed by volunteer foster homes in the San Diego County area.

What We Do

ARRF provides supplies (leashes, food, flea medication, etc.) though some fosters supplement with their own supplies/food as a donation to the program.

Veterinary partners provide foster dogs with medical care.

ARRF strives to accommodate dog preferences for fosters when possible.
If a foster dog is not working out, please allow 72 hours for identifying another foster for the dog.

What Fosters Do

Foster dogs particularly need care, patience, and affection along with socialization and basic training. Dogs coming out of shelters tend to be frightened and shy. Helping them improve is a nice fostering reward.

Foster dogs are leashed at all times.

We encourage free home access for the dog especially during work hours. Keeping the dog’s life cage free improves their socialization.

If the rescue dog gets lost in your care, please notify us immediately and assist in advertising the loss.

Fosters supplement online dog listings with pictures and descriptions. A great online adoption profile helps the dog find a loving home faster.

Fosters need to be available for one of our monthly adopt-a-pet events. See our website schedule of events.

We do all we can to help end the suffering of lost and/or abandoned
pets in San Diego County.

Would you like to be a foster parent?

ARRF relies on a network of "foster parents" to provide short and long-term care for dogs and cats in their homes. By offering your time, love, and attention, you prepare your foster dog, puppy, cat, or kitten for adoption into a permanent, loving home!

Animal Rescue Resource Foundation