Become a Foster Volunteer

We are committed to placing our dogs into permanent, loving homes. Quality foster homes with experienced caregivers are the cornerstone of successful rehoming. Our foster network of experts is well-versed in preparing our heroes for successful integration with their new families.

Many former research dogs require housetraining and crate training. They may also need to grow accustomed to walking on a leash, walking up and down stairs, riding in the car, and learning basic commands.

Our team of foster volunteers help these four-legged heroes adjust to these experiences and residential living, in general, prior to placement in a permanent, loving home. Fosters also play a key role in working with our Regional/State Coordinators to match dogs with adopters that are right for them.

If you love dogs and have experience training dogs, appreciate biomedical research, and have the desire to care for and train animal heroes, then fostering may be for you.

Please email the Coordinator in your state to apply for foster care opportunities in your area.

*Please note that we are establishing a nationwide rehoming network. Check back regularly for opportunities to foster in your area.