What do pet foster families do?
Foster families are very much like child foster parents, they care for a homeless pet as if he was their own until he is adopted.  The foster family is able to learn about the pet’s personality, likes, and dislikes so that he can be better matched to the right forever home. We train you to screen potential adopters to determine if they are a suitable match for your foster pet.  You will then get to experience the joy of helping a homeless animal find a loving family of his own.

Lucky 13 Rescue provides you with all of the needed supplies to care for your foster pet. This is food, treats, toys, kennel, bed and anything else needed. We also pay the vet bills 100%!  Any trip to the Vet must first be approved by Lucky 13 Rescue. All we ask of you is to provide shelter, transportation to and from vet appointments and meet and greets, training, and plenty of snuggles!

How long will I have to foster?
​We cannot predict how long a pet will remain in foster care.  Some pets are adopted within 24 hours of becoming available, while others wait weeks or even months for a home.  Lucky 13 Rescue will never euthanize a pet for taking too long to find the perfect home.  If you cannot commit to this kind of unpredictable long-term care, you might wish to help in other ways. We expect our adopters to never give up on their pets, so we expect the same from our foster families.

What is foster to adopt?

If you are on the fence about adopting a new family member, fostering is a great way to know for sure. Not only does it save a homeless pet in need, but you can see if a new pet fits with your lifestyle.

How do I become a pet foster?
If you feel you can help in any way, please fill out the application below. If you have specific questions about our foster program, please contact us at



Max is a 10 month old Boxer/German Shepherd. He's good with kids. We will need to dog tested prior, as Max is the only dog in the home. He is energetic and a busy body. Max is escaping his fence and his owners need to find him a safe place. He is fully vetted and house and kennel trained.


Larry is a a 3 year old German Shepherd mix. He is approximately 60lbs and fully vetted.. He is fully vetted. Larry is playful, friendly, still young, ourdoorsy, and barks at strangers. He only dislikes one man for some reason. He gets along with other dogs and cats. He is not kennel or house trained.


Lucy is 3 years old. Fully vetted. She is a Heeler Shepard mix about 50-75lbs. House and kennel trained. Friendly dog but takes time to warm up. She is good with other dogs and kids. She is currently in a home with another dog. She is cat aggressive!


12 year old American Eskimo approximately 40lbs. He is house and kennel trained. He likes dogs and cats. No KIDS. House trained. He loves to be petted, but doesn't  like to give kiss or lick. Ajax can be territorial and bark when he hears people, the mailman, or when people knock on the door. He will calm down after petting and prompting. He is shy and anxious around strangers who enter the home. He will not let strangers pet him outside our home and children under the age of about 14 make him anxious. Even as a puppy he did not seem to like children. He will growl and hide from them when they try to pet or talk to him, but comforting him helps. 


Jake is 12 years old and intact. He has been moved around between 4 homes. He needs a final place to land and be loved. Jake was most recently taken in by a friend and they can no longer keep him. He is sweet and craves loves. He will need help with house and kennel training. 

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