What is fostering?
Our foster parents treat their foster dogs as part of the family and prepare them for adoption with our assistance. Most of our dogs are rescued from county dog shelters where they are at risk of euthanasia. When you commit to fostering a dog, you are saving a dog's life!
We pay for the foster dog's vet care. We also provide food and supplies (crate, dishes, leash, collar, etc.) as needed. In return the foster parent provides a stable, structured home for the dog to learn and grow in until his or her forever home is found. We provide plenty of support, training assistance, and resources to help your foster dog thrive and be the best dog he or she can be!
When your foster dog is ready for adoption, we will list him or her on our website and social media pages. We also have adoption events one to two times a month that foster families are encouraged to attend to help their foster dog find his or her forever home!
Dogs Needing a Foster Home
Handsome Creed was rescued from Summit County Animal Control, where he quickly stole the hearts of the volunteers. Now he is safe with us, but he needs a foster home! Creed love to play and is working very hard on his basic manners. He is three years old and weighs 70 pounds. He does need to be the only pet in the home, so if you have other pets, he would need to be kept separated from them while he is fostered. (Our foster team can explain this to you!) Can you provide this deserving boy with a warm, loving home while he searches for his forever family? Join our wonderful team and fill out a foster application. Creed is also available for adoption. If you would like to have this gorgeous boy as a permanent member of your family, start by filling out our adoption application.
Niya needs a new foster home! Niya is playful with other dogs and is currently fostered with two kids. She does need a cat-free foster home. Niya is about three years old, crate trained, and house trained. She is very affectionate and activel! If you can give this amazing girl a couch to to crash on, fill out our foster application. Niya is also available for adoption. If you want to give this princess a forever home, start by filling out our adoption application.
This pretty girl needs a new foster home! Moo is an amazing house guest. She loves to play with other dogs, graduated from Basic Manners class, and is happy to go on a walk or entertain herself with her toys. She is about two years old and weighs approximately 40 pounds. If you can give this class clown a place to stay while she waits for her forever home, fill out our foster application. Moo is also completely ready to be adopted, so if you'd like her to be a permanent member of your home, start by filling out our adoption application.
Mercy's Door Pet Rescue has rescued dogs from many Ohio county dog shelters, including Cleveland Animal Care and Control, Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, Franklin County Dog Shelter, Portage County Dog Warden, and Richland County Dog Warden. These shelters take stray and owner surrender dogs on a daily basis and are often at or near capacity (no space left for incoming dogs!). Please contact us and fill out a foster application if you would like to literally save a life from one of these dog pounds in Ohio. We are contacted about urgent dogs daily, but we cannot save any more dogs until we have dedicated foster homes for them.