What does it mean to foster a Sled Dog? Fostering means that you get to provide the love, attention, food, and a warm or cool place for your foster to stay. In return, we at TSDR, ask that you work with us for meet & greets of potential adopters and for any medical care that the dog may need. (TSDR covers the cost of vetting and other related items but may need assistance getting the dog to the vet.) The board members and volunteers at TSDR work diligently and use every available resource to place our rescues in appropriate foster homes. The length of time a dog may be fostered varies.

Fostering is a rewarding and positive experience. Foster parents are able to learn a dog's temperament, likes/dislikes, and what the best environment for the dog would be in their new, forever home. Therefore, your input in adoptions will be invaluable.  We won't lie to you, it is hard to let them go after they've been in your home for any length of time but knowing that you've helped them find a new family with your assistance, it makes it a little easier.  Plus there's always another one that needs your love and give them the same chance for happiness.

  • All fosters will submit a completed adoption application and will be subjected to a vet check and home visit with all family members. 
  • All dogs placed by TSDR will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated for distemper/parvo, rabies, lepto and bordetella, and heartworm tested. They will also be microchipped.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age and head of household (own or rent and deed/lease is in your name) and live in Texas (we rarely do out-of-state adoptions).
  • Children in the home or that visit often must be at least 6 years of age (exceptions have been made but dependent on previous sled dog or large dog experience).
  • Applicants who rent/lease must provide contract info on pet policy or landlord will be contacted for verification.
  • Dogs are not placed on a "first come, first serve" basis but rather the best home for the dog. Therefore, you may have to meet with several families or have your foster a bit longer until the best home for him/her is found.

If you're interested in fostering, please complete the online application or print out the hard copy application.  Once completed, please email it to us at: or fax to 281-494-6226 or mail it to: P.O. Box 16864 Sugar Land, TX 77496-6864.


We desperately need foster homes in order to save more sled dogs from the shelters. Please review the "Fostering" page for more info!

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