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.
Stats: 1 year old, male
Location: Austin, TX
Adoption Fee: $275
Bruno is a happy go lucky guy who loves everyone! He is 18 months old, weighs 45 pounds, and is medium-high energy. He truly knows no strangers – he is good with kids, cats, and dogs, and thrives on attention and physical activity.
Bruno leaves the resident cats alone but will chase them if provoked (it isn’t prey driven, just for fun!). He loves to instigate play with his canine foster sister – roughhousing, tug of war, or a game of chase in the yard. He plays hard and doesn’t always recognize when she’s had enough, so his foster mom reminds him when to give her some space. That being said, he might be a little too playful for smaller or lower energy dogs. He is good with kids of all ages but has been known to knock into his human siblings on accident when excited or playing.
Bruno is an enthusiastic, curious, and loyal guy. He follows his foster mom everywhere and wants ALL her attention but shares toys and bones with his foster sister without incident. His foster mom thinks he would do best living as a solo dog with a very active family, or with a similarly sized/aged higher energy dog. He does have an off switch and chills nicely in foster mom’s office while she works.
Bruno is great on a leash – he pulls a little at first, but then walks loosely and easily. He rides well in the car but is easily excitable, so is kept on a doggie seatbelt in the back (otherwise he’d try to jump in front and help with the driving!). Bruno knows basic commands and is eager to please. He crates easily but can be trusted out alone as well. He is fully housetrained when kept on a regular schedule.
Bruno is up to date on all core vaccinations, neutered, microchipped, and current on heartworm and flea prevention. He is being fostered in Austin and is available to adopt in Texas and some areas of Oklahoma only. If chosen, you must be able to travel to Austin within 7 days of application approval.