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 Massachusetts of Agriculture. Each and every dog arriving from out-of-state heads to a quarantine facility for a minimum of 48-hours. 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 their pre-selected dogs up at quarantine (transport assistance is available) and bring them home until they are adopted. LHK9 pays for all medical expenses that might pop up while the dog is in your care. We are also able to provide fosters with donated supplies, such as crates, food, toys, leashes, etc. The average time a dog is in a foster home is about 2 weeks but this time varies greatly based on the dog.

With the help of our amazing foster families, LHK9 has saved over 10,000 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