Rescue. Educate. Outreach. Adopt. Furever.

Why should I foster for PINC?


Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re:

  • freeing up a spot so the shelter can take in another dog.
  • giving your foster dog the time he needs to be ready for adoption.
  • you're helping PINC learn more about the dog so he can end up in the best home possible.Your input is invaluable for in finding the best adoptive home. 
  • socializing the dog to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.

Why does PINC need foster homes? 

There are many reasons PINC needs you as a foster home. Some of our most common reasons include:

  • PINC doesn’t have a physical shelter and depends on foster homes to care for our dogs until suitable homes are found.
  • A puppy is too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until he or she is old enough to go to a forever home.
  • A dog is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate.
  • A dog is showing signs of stress such as pacing or hiding in the shelter.
  • A dog has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people and needs to be socialized.
  • The shelter is running out of room for adoptable dogs.

How do I sign up to foster a dog?

Complete the PINC foster application and if approved we'll work with you to figure out the right foster dog for your household.  If you are interested in fostering a particular dog already in our program please let us know on your application. 

Please consider opening your home to a dog in need and foster with PINC.

Thank you!

Considering becoming a PINC Foster?

How Does Fostering Work?

What does the foster home provide? As a Pawsitive Impact NC foster home, you provide the comfy place to sleep and all the love you can spare. PINC covers all of your foster pet’s veterinary expenses, medications, and provides any special equipment or supplies. We only ask that you provide food and puppy pads (if necessary).

We ask the foster family to treat the foster pet like any other member of the family. Get to know their personality. Any insight you can offer is helpful to PINC's placement decision. Together, you and the animal’s rescue representative decide what kind of home will be best for your foster pet.

These volunteers care for PINC dogs in their own homes. They are often called upon to have dogs vetted, do some training and socializing of the dogs, and speak to potential adopters. They work hand in hand with the adoption reps, as they are the ones who get to know the dogs the best. Their evaluation of a dog's personality and temperament helps the rep place the dog in the most appropriate home

You may ask, what if I want to adopt my foster dog? At PINC we understand that “foster failures” occur. If you and your foster’s representative decide the foster is a good match for your family, you are eligible to adopt the pet. The standard adoption procedure is followed, including adoption contract and donation. We hope you’ll continue to foster!

Let us know what kind of pet you can foster and for how long and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. Our fosters are one of our most valued resources and we appreciate you very much. Your compassion saves lives!

What does fostering a dog involve?

When you foster, you agree to take a homeless dog into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the dog is adopted.