Foster a Dog

Our rescues need safe, loving homes with people who have the patience to help rehabilitate them. For more information or to become a foster parent, contact us.


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When you open your home and heart to a dog through ABRT, you are saving that dog's life. We only rescue dogs deemed unadoptable because of behavioral, medical, or training-related issues.

What is fostering:

When you foster a dog with All Breed Rescue & Training, you open up your heart and your house to a pup in need. Becoming a foster means that you temporarily take one of our rescue dogs into your home while they await their forever family.

Your foster dog may be with you for as few as two to three weeks, or as long as a few months to a few years. Our Adoption Team understands the needs of the dogs that we rescue, and will try their hardest to match a dog with your time frame. On average, you should anticipate your foster being with you for a few months.

We have high expectations for our foster dogs and their foster families! Many of the dogs that we rescue have training or behavior work requirements. Being able to attend a weekly class or private training session is often a must with our dogs. Please keep that in mind when anticipating the time commitment!

Why foster:

ABRT relies on foster families to provide housing for dogs in between the time that they enter our Adoption Program until they are adopted to their forever families. Without the support and dedication of our foster families, ABRT could not rescue dogs!

There are many reasons that people foster dogs with ABRT:

  • Maybe you have the puppy bug (or are just generically afraid of commitment), but you don't feel ready to have your own dog for the next 10 to 15 years.
  • Maybe you have recently lost a companion, and want to help out a doggo in need but do not feel ready to add a permanent member to your family.
  • Maybe you are in the military, and while you are interested in a dog you are unsure about your long term living situation.
  • Or maybe because you're just nice.

Whatever your reason, fostering with ABRT helps a dog along their journey towards their forever home. It's an invaluable gift to give to a soul in need. Plus, the warm fuzzies that you get are incomparable!

What we provide:

  • Vet care for the dogs.
  • Food (as available).
  • Training.
  • Follow up care and support.
  • Access to apprentice trainers and behavior counselors.

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410 1/2 E Fillmore St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 264-6460