Fosters are what make our organization go, go, go! The more fosters we have, the more pups we can welcome into safe, loving environments before they are ready to be adopted into permanent, forever homes.
The LSAR Foster Program is simple: We supply the pet, just add food, shelter and love! We will take care of all approved veterinary costs (including medications) for your LSAR foster pet. We just ask you treat them like one of your own; give them food/water, a soft, safe place to lay their head, and lots of love.
You do not have to be a dog whisperer to apply! No degree or special training is required. But make no mistake, fosters are indeed very special people! Fosters must be loving, patient, giving and dedicated. If this sounds like you, we'd be delighted to have you on our team!
Please note: A complete (and approved) application, as well as a home visit are required to join the LSAR Foster Program. We are currently "recruiting" fosters within our service area only. Please apply to foster if you currently reside within Texas or Oklahoma.
We have wonderful Aussies of all ages and colors eager to meet their new forever family!
When a pet is ready for adoption, their complete biography will be posted. This will include the pet's temperament, likes, dislikes, needs and any requirements deemed necessary to ensure the pet thrives in their new home.
Once a dog is ready for adoption and their full bio is posted, you can complete and submit an Adoption Application if it sounds like your home and lifestyle are potentially a perfect fit. The application will help us get to know you and your home environment better to determine if the dog you are interested in is a good match for your home. Our team will perform a preliminary review all applications received for each dog and select only one to move forward with processing as the perfect fit. Please see below for more info on the adoption process.
All dogs are available for adoption to homes within Texas only, and, in some cases, Oklahoma.
Applicants must not have children younger than 5 years old in the home. See FAQ for more detail.
All adopted dogs must be kept as inside pets.
As part of the adoption process, vet checks will be done to ensure current and/or past pets are properly cared for (i.e. up to date on vaccinations and on Heartworm prevention) - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please do not submit Adoption Applications for pets marked "Coming Soon." All incoming Aussies are evaluated for a minimum 3 weeks to allow to them time to decompress, be properly evaluated, receive any necessary medical care, etc. Applications will be accepted only when the pet's full and complete bio is posted here/facebook. If interested in a "Coming Soon" pet, please look for updates on our facebook page or bookmark the Available Aussies page in your browser. Thank you!
So, are you ready to see our available pets? Just pop into our Adoption Center to view all our adoptable Aussies! While you are there, look for the Facebook share button on individual pet listings. You can help these pets find their forever home just by clicking and sharing!
(1 year and under)
NOTE: Prices may vary by circumstance
ADOPTION FEE SCHEDULE
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
We will confirm receipt of your application via email within 72 hours of submission.
Each dog is evaluated for a minimum 3-week period when they join LSAR. AFTER the evaluation period, we will post a bio to Facebook and to the Available Aussies page with full information about the dog, including the type of home the pet will thrive in. At this time, we will begin to review submitted applications to determine which applicant is the best fit for the temperament and needs of the dog. We are aiming to make the best, long-term match, so our pups have their best shot at a forever home.
Please note, we do not process all applications received, only the one selected as the best fit for each dog.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE UPDATES REGARDING MY APP?
For updates on the status of a particular dog, please follow us on Facebook OR check back to our Available Aussies page. Once a dog is adopted, they will be removed from the gallery of available dogs.
Please note: We do not send individual updates to all applicants once the dog applied for is adopted. If the dog you applied for is adopted by another applicant, please check back with us on Facebook or our Available Aussies page to learn about new pets you may consider adopting.
If the dog you applied for is adopted by another applicant, please remember there is no shortage of beautiful, healthy, happy Aussies eager to be offered a loving home. We encourage you to please check back with us on Facebook or our Available Aussies page to learn about new pets you may consider adopting.
Remember, if another available Aussie interests you, you only need to submit one application per household, rather than per pet. Simply send us an email with the name of the pet you are interested in.
WHERE CAN I SEE A PET IN PERSON?
LSAR is a foster-based organization. Our rescued and available pets live locally (in Texas) as household pets with folks who are part of our Foster Program. We do not have a central facility where all available pets are housed, but our fosters will set up a meet and greet with their foster dog's prospective adopters (by appointment) once their adoption application has been fully processed so they can gush over their foster pups in person. We require the whole family, including other pets in the house, to attend the meet and greet, so all have an opportunity to interact.
WHAT IF I WANT TO ADOPT, BUT DON'T LIVE IN TX/OK?
LSAR is based out of northeast Texas with fosters/representatives scattered locally and in nearby Oklahoma. As such, we are currently processing local adoptions only so home visits and meet and greets can be handled with greater ease and efficiency. With an expanding foster network and reach, our service area is likely to expand in time. If you live in a surrounding state and would like to adopt, please contact us before submitting an application. We will let you know if we have the resources to handle your particular circumstance.
HOW DO I FIND THE RIGHT DOG TO ADOPT?
Adopting a dog is a big commitment, so its important to be sure you choose the right dog for your home and family. Here are a few steps you can take to help lead you to a dog fit for you:
Consider your lifestyle, home and preferences (i.e., size of yard, time available, are young children in the house);
Discuss what kind of traits a potential dog should have (i.e., high energy for an active home);
Thoroughly read each dog's biography once they are posted as available for adoption to see if they match your needs and preferences;
Take advantage of a Meet and Greet opportunity to introduce your family and any existing pets in the house to the potential new dog.
WHY DON'T YOU ADOPT TO HOMES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD?
With the goal of finding our rescued pets permanent, forever homes, we have made the difficult decision to not place pets in households with young children. Our primary reason for this choice is safety, for both our adopters as well as the pets. Our rescues are placed in foster homes while they await permanent homes, but cannot all be reliably tested with young children, who often tend to bring out the herding tendencies in this breed. We also consider how much time and energy is put into raising a young family and want to do our best to ensure our rescues are afforded the opportunity to acclimate to a new environment and ultimately thrive. We thank you for your understanding.