Foster a Dog

Our wonderful foster volunteers are the backbone of our organization. If you’re willing to open your home to a deserving dog in need of some love, this is the thing for you! We provide for all medical expenses for our pups and give you basic supplies and a network of volunteers to support if you need a day of dog sitting or a bit of dog management advice. We ask our foster homes to provide good quality dry kibble for the guest canines in their home and to maintain flea/tick protection. (These expenses may be tax deductible). We will search for a responsible, well matched adopter for your foster dog, and we invite you to be as involved in that process as you wish to be. If this sounds like a life saving service that you can provide to a dog in need, please fill out a Foster Application and send it to

A Poem To My Foster Dog ~ by Diane Morgan
I am the bridge, between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.
I am made of mush, because my heart melted when I saw you,
matted, sore, limping, depressed, lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand.
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel, because when the time comes,
when you are well, and sleek, when your eyes shine, and your tail wags with joy
then comes the hard part.
I will let you go
– not without a tear, but without a regret, for you are safe forever –
A new dog needs me now!
Some heartfelt words from our Foster Parents … ♥
  • Penny ~ who has fostered several Wagging Pups and seen them safely into their loving forever homes
  • Verena ~ first time foster, long time supporter of WDR, whose foster baby just found her furever people!
  • Aileen ~ was our first foster of all time! Check out her page and see some of her foster pups!


WDR thanks our amazing Foster Families
without whom so many animals would not be
alive, happy and loved today.