Foster

Love-A-Bull’s mission is to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through education, advocacy, and rescue.

We are a foster home-based network, meaning that we are only able to help the number of dogs that we have open foster homes for. And we have some amazing fosters!

If you’re interested in meeting one of these lovable pups to adopt, you’re probably looking for the adoption application here.

Foster Program

If you’d like to become part of our program, let us know! Please read below and then fill out the form.

  1. The foster commitment:
    • Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment, as you would for your own dog
    • Provide basic life skills and training as needed and based upon your ability/comfort level
    • Keep the dog safe from hazards — for less socialized dogs, this may mean temporary separation from other animals in the house and children, and always crate dog when supervision is not available
    • Provide regular updates, and, if possible, photos to foster/adoption lead on the dog’s progress, likes, dislikes, issues, etc.
    • Help to make the dog more “adoptable” — this includes basic grooming, walking on a leash, not jumping up, accepting strangers in a calm and friendly manner, and exposure to new sights, sounds, and experiences
    • If/when possible, transporting the dog to the vet for scheduled visits and to adoption events (volunteer transports can be arranged if needed)
  2. What we provide:
    • Veterinary care
    • Support on any questions or concerns that may come up
    • Exposure via print, facebook, web, blog, craigslist, etc.
    • Collar, leash, tags
    • Crate
    • IF NEEDED & AVAILABLE: bed, food, toys
    • Access to professional trainers to work through any behavioral or training challenges
    • One-on-one sessions with a trainer, if necessary, to deal with challenges
  3. Basic foster rules:
    • No dog parks, No off-leash walking
    • Having an understanding of proper dog-dog greetings: no nose-to-nose greetings with unknown dogs
    • Unless it is a special case, always crate the dog when not home or unsupervised
    • Let LAB know as early as possible if you’re going away so we may arrange care for the dog
    • Go slow with introductions to other family including pets – LAB trainers will assist with this; this can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks to fully integrate
  4. Perks of fostering:
    • Fostering is truly a rewarding experience and our families know that they are integral in offering each dog they care for a second chance at a new beginning
    • Free training for you and your foster dog
    • Read and learn and educate yourself on dog behavior
    • Join a community of warm-hearted, committed advocates and dog-lovers
    • Adding another dog to your family without the financial or long-term commitment
    • A great way to try out various dogs if you’re thinking of adopting
  5. Fosters we need most urgently:
    • Fosters with no other pets
    • Fosters willing to crate rotate
    • Medical fosters with a quiet home for dogs recuperating
    • Regardless, all fosters are helpful — our ability to save lives depends most on how many solid, committed foster homes we have!

Foster Application

Please fill out the form below to join the Love-A-Bull Foster Program!

Love-A-Bull will not share or sell your information with anyone else.

Foster Parent Information

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Current Pet Information

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  1. By agreeing to foster in partnership with Love-A-Bull I agree to the following:

    State and Local Laws: I agree to abide by the laws of the State of Texas, including those of local municipalities and counties regarding animals, this includes, but is not limited to, local leash laws.

    Pet’s Safety: During my time as a foster parent, I will not allow my foster dog to interact with any animal other than those owned by the foster and were disclosed on the foster application. I further agree that I will NOT allow my foster animal off leash even in designated leash free-zones such as dog parks.

    Pet's Health and Disposition: Love-A-Bull cannot guarantee the health or disposition of any foster dog. We do not have past records for these animals and there are some risks associated with taking in foster dogs. Family pets will be current on all vaccinations, including without limitation, bordetella. I agree to be fully responsible for the safety and well being of the foster dog. I will provide a safe, loving, humane environment with adequate food water and shelter at all times. I will not crop ears, or crop tail of fostered dog. I will adhere to all state and local animal laws and all foster dogs will wear a collar with identification at all times. I will promptly notify Love-A-Bull of any signs of illness, behavioral issues or concerns, an inability to continue to foster, if the dog becomes lost, and/or if the dog bites someone.

    Transfer of Animals: Dogs cannot be transferred to the custody of another person, shelter, humane society, SPCA, or other entity without prior consent and permission of Love-A-Bull I agree to not place this dog in another home without the written or verbal authorization from Love-A-Bull Board Member, whether it be temporary or permanent. I agree that if I go out of town, I will not arrange for a pet sitter in my home without the written authorization from a Love-A-Bull Board Member, whether it be temporary or permanent.

    Return of Animals: All the dogs in the Love-A-Bull foster program are the property of Love-A-Bull and must be returned within 24 hours of request. I agree that I am fostering this dog for Love-A-Bull and that I do not have any right of ownership over my foster dog. I further agree that Love-A-Bull’s rights in and to my foster dog are superior to mine. I agree to provide the Authorized Representative, or his/her designate access to my home and property to check on my foster pet, at any time while I am in possession of my foster dog.

    I agree to promptly return any foster supplies that Love-A-Bull has provided during my time as an approved foster home. I understand and agree that any flea/tick, heartworm preventative or food supplied by Love-A-Bull is to be used solely for my foster dog and not for any personal animals I may already have in my home.

    Personal or Property Damage and/or Injury: I agree that accidental animal bites or other injuries to humans and other animals do occur, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify, and protect Love-A-Bull from any claim or suit filed by someone as a result of such incident.

    In addition, Love-A-Bull will not be responsible if dog should damage or destroy property belonging to Foster Caregiver, Foster Caregiver household, or others, or if the dog shall transfer any disease, internal or external parasites to other animals and people in Foster Caregivers household.

    I understand that if I am approved for fostering, this declaration represents a legal contract between me as the foster home caregiver and Love-A-Bull. I understand that if I am approved to foster a dog, I must abide by this agreement and that this agreement applies to any and all dogs that I foster with Love-A-Bull.

    Accuracy of Information: By signing below, I acknowledge that the information provided to Love-A-Bull on my foster application is correct to the best of my knowledge. If at any time the information I have provided changes, I will provide the updated information to Love-A-Bull's Adopt-A-Bull Foster Care Program.

  2. Type your first and last name in the box below to indicate your acceptance of these terms. This will act as your signature and indicates your agreement to be bound by these terms.
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What happens next? Glad you asked! When a new dog is to be coming into our program as an Adopt-A-Bull, we will send out an email to all open foster homes letting everyone know the following: age, sex, history (where the dog is coming from, background, etc.), characteristics, behavior with other dogs & cats (to the best of current knowledge), behavior with children (if known), and the type of home our trainer feels he/she may do best in.

After we share this information, if you think this dog might be a good fit for you and your family, please reply to the email expressing your interest. We will then arrange a meet and greet! Just because you have expressed interest in this dog, it does not require you to take him/her. We want to place every dog in a foster home that fits well for both the dog and his/her foster family! Often times we don’t know until we try it! And of course he/she will first have a visit with our veterinarian (Oak Hill Vet Clinic) to receive a checkup, exam, and spay/neuter (if needed) before being released into a foster home.

Please contact Megan at mransom@love-a-bull.org with any questions!