Dog Fostering

Each year, approximately 1.4 million shelter animals are euthanized (56% shelter dogs and 71% shelter cats).  Of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 51% are adopted, 23% are euthanized and 12% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their owner.  In 2021 shelters have seen a significant increase of owner surrendered dogs.  (Sources: ASPCA 2018, 2021)

You can save a life by offering your home as a temporary residence for a dog!

Most of the dogs coming to Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue are from shelters where they have simply run out of time.  MTM does not have a shelter facility, and therefore relies on the generosity and kindness of families or individuals willing to foster dogs until they are placed in their permanent homes with their adoptive family.

If your primary residence is in one of the following mid-Atlantic states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, or parts of North Carolina, and you are willing to provide space, food, basic training, exercise, socialization, and care for a dog, please consider being a fosterer.  MTM will provide other supplies and equipment needed throughout your foster experience, e.g., crates, special diet food, and/or prescription medications. The same policies apply to fosterers as to adopters, generally.

Applications must be submitted by the home owner; We will not approve homes with children under 6 years of age; Homes with children should have a fenced yard.  Please know that each application is carefully reviewed by the adoption committee.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.

If you are interested in fostering, please complete the Volunteer Application here.