We desperately need new foster homes - homes where a rescue dog can live until he/she is adopted. We provide crates to each foster home, and try to match the right dog to the foster home, depending on that foster home's level of experience with dogs, as well as the dog's age and activity level. As with our adoptions, we do not place stray dogs over a year of age with a family with children. We place only dogs that we know are good with children in foster homes with kids. Even if you can not foster, but know people who might be interested, please recruit them, and ask them to contact us for information and details.

Fostering is very rewarding and challenging, as you see the dog begin to come out of his shell from the shelter, and begin to trust and love again. Many of the dogs need a consistent schedule and some training for example setting boundaries for them as far as sitting before eating, heeling on a leash, etc. Any necessary veterinary care is paid for by the Heart of Texas Lab Rescue, but first must be approved. All dogs receive their shots, are spayed/neutered, and checked for heartworms prior to being place in a foster home.

If you are interested in fostering please contact Heart of Texas Lab Rescue

Fostering FAQ's

You can fill out a volunteer application online if you are interested in fostering, so a HOTLR representative can get back with you.

PLEASE READ PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO FORM. We contact all applicants by either phone or email, and if you have not heard from a volunteer within 7 days of submitting your form, please contact Heart of Texas Lab Rescue.

To proceed to the Volunteer Application Form, please click the following link.
Online Volunteer Application