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What is fostering?

Fostering is providing a temporary or transitional environment to a rescue animal. Foster homes provide stability, structure, routine, and love. They require patience and dedication to helping your foster become the best, most adoptable version of themself. Essentially, you are preparing your foster baby for the real world.


What background do I need to foster or foster for special needs, specifically?

You do not need any experience or special training to be a foster or special needs foster. We will train you and coach you every step of the way and teach you everything you need to know to be a successful caregiver. You only need to be patient, loving, and committed to the project.


Do I have to live in your area?

No!  We intake pets from all over the state of Arizona and your efforts and time would be greatly appreciated regardless of your geographical location.  While we are based in Cochise County - with the beauty that is technology and online ordering we are able to keep in close contact with and support our foster families all across the state.


What is expected of me as a foster parent?

Before being approved as a foster you will be required to allow a home check and understand that we may ask for access to the animal in your care at any time (with reason).  We expect that you are committed to your pet for the duration that they are in our care. During that time, you’re expected to communicate with us and provide updates via video, pictures, and conversation. You are expected to care for, protect, and advocate for the dog while they are in your care. This includes feeding a nutritional diet, providing affection and enrichment, and alerting us to any concerns.

Intake and Observation

This period of time is usually about a week. This is the initial week your foster is living with you where we observe and report.  This is when we make vet appointments, and get to know the baseline personality of the animal in your care.


This is when your pet has become the best version it can be and have earned adoptable status. We begin networking them on our social media platforms and interviewing potential adopters. During this time, we will arrange to meet & greet and/or trail overnight stays. You may be required to answer questions or provide information to potential adopters.



What is provided?

All of the costs of the pet are covered during their time in foster. Murphy's Law Rescue covers 100% of veterinary costs, food, bedding, supplies, and grooming. You never have to come out of pocket for anything unless you choose to. We are also available to coach you, guide you and offer feedback. If there are behavioral needs that need to be addressed, we can provide help or find a new location that best meets the animal's needs. 



Can I adopt my foster?

Absolutely. All of our foster families have the first choice once their foster baby reaches adoptable status and their request to adopt comes before any other applicants.


If all this sounds like something you are interested in being a part of, please click on the link and fill out the foster application and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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