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

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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.

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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!

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Lucy is a medium sized mixed breed (looks like a border collie/lab mix) thought to be 11-12 years old. We adopted her when she was around 3-4, and have had her for 8 years. She was found as a stray, and had clearly been abused and under socialized when we got her. She has come a long way as we have worked with several trainers to help her get to her best self. She is eager to learn new commands and is trainable, but does still have anxieties and requires a patient person who is consistent and has a heart to work with dogs who have some special needs. She'd do best in a baby/child-free household, and while she can warm up to other pets, she does require time and patience when first meeting and adjusting to new animals in the household. To know Lucy is to love Lucy. She's in great health, and people are consistently surprised at her age as she has a youthful spirit. She loves being active (particularly enjoys jogs, long walks, and fetch) and sunbathing outside, but also enjoys relaxing, napping, and getting belly rubs indoors. Her timid spirit and sweet nature woos those that she lets in. She is a loyal companion and will thrive in the right environment. 

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