Before the “purple
is ever placed on an AZGRC dog, there must first
be a home that is willing to foster the dog.
Whether it is Golden Retriever that is on the
euthanasia list at the shelter, or one that is
being surrendered by a family, we need to know
we have a place for it to go before we can bring
the dog in.
This is why our
foster families are so very important to us.
Without them being willing to care for these
dogs, we wouldn’t be able to rescue as many
Goldens as we do. Opening up your home as a
foster is one of the greatest gifts you can give
a dog and we need your help so we can continue
to rescue more of them.
As a foster,
you become their transition point between a very
difficult and often unpleasant situation to the
happiness of finding their forever family. You
provide them with a safe and loving place to
heal and learn to trust and love again.
With the summer
coming, we have an even greater need for
fosters. The shelters are already full with
dogs that have been surrendered or abandoned due
to the housing crisis and economic downturn.
Also many people decide to surrender their dogs
before their summer vacations and we need to
find short-term fosters to allow our current
fosters to enjoy a well-earned vacation knowing
their foster dogs are safe and cared for.
do I get started?
fill out our online application, the easiest and
quickest way to become a foster. We will try to
contact you within 3 days of receipt to start the review
process, and answer all of your questions. For more info, email
Or, you can
download the application form and fax or mail the
completed form back to us at
A volunteer will try to contact you within 3 days of
receipt to start the foster process.
If you think you might be
interested in fostering, please contact