Foster Information - Last Hope K9 Rescue
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Foster Information

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences.


LHK9 doesn’t have a physical shelter and is completely reliant on our foster families – we would cease to exist without them. We are only able to pull as many dogs as we have foster homes for and we are constantly looking to welcome new foster families into our rescue. As an organization, we are approved to have foster homes in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and transport an average of 25 – 30 dogs from Arkansas to New England almost every week.

Fostering with LHK9:

After being pulled by one of our southern rescue partners, our dogs go to an Arkansas foster home where they receive love and any necessary veterinary care needed, including vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery. Each dog must obtain an official health clearance then is scheduled for transport from Arkansas to New England.

Dogs arriving in the state of Massachusetts must first complete a mandatory 48-hour quarantine stay at an isolation facility approved by the Department of Agriculture. At the end of the 48-hours, each dog is examined by a USDA licensed vet and receives a second health clearance before being released to his/her foster family. This is where you come in.

Our foster families pick up their pre-selected dog at quarantine (transport assistance is available) and bring them home until they are adopted. LHK9 pays for all medical expenses that might be needed while the dog is in foster care. Donated supplies such as crates, food, toys, etc. may be available at times for our foster families. Every dog is different and takes a unique time to find their furever home.

With the help of our amazing foster families, LHK9 has saved over 11,000 dogs since 2012! But we can’t do it without you. Fostering a dog is not a lifetime commitment, it’s a commitment to save a life.

Interested in becoming a foster with LHK9? Please fill out a foster application. If you have any questions, please email