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733 8th St SE
Washington, DC, 20003
United States



Our favorite thing about fostering is watching the dogs change as they settle into our home. Typically a foster may be scared and timid. Once they begin to know and trust us they typically flourish into their true personalities- Rural Dog Rescue Foster, Cathy Salgado

Foster Hope.

Foster parents provide temporary care for animals that are available for adoption. Foster math is easy -- the more fosters we have willing to open their homes and their hearts, the more dogs we are able to save.

You can become an approved Rural Dog Rescue foster by completing our Foster Application Form. When your application is reviewed and approved, you'll be asked to complete a Foster Contract that fully explains our foster program. As our rescues are brought to the D.C. area, our program coordinators will reach out to let our fosters know there are new dogs available.

Fosters are asked to bring or drop off their dogs for our weekly adoption events, Saturdays from 12 - 2 p.m. at Howl to the Chief.  Annapolis and Kent Island fosters attend events in Annapolis and Kent Island.

Foster dogs are up to date on shots and vaccines, as well, as on heart worm and flea/tick preventative. 

Fosters save lives. To become a foster, please complete the foster application form online.

Rural Dog Rescue tries to provide crates, food, leashes, medical care, and toy when available to all our Foster parents. The more donations we have of food, toys, harnesses and beds, the more we can pass on to our fosters!

Ever wonder what it's like to be a foster? Meet two of Rural Dog Rescue's fosters -- Bruce and Cathy-- who were featured on "The Hill is Home" website. >> Read the article <<

Critical Care Fosters Needed!

Rural Dog Rescue needs critical care fosters to help dogs recover from illness, injury, or heart worm treatment. All necessary items for our dogs will be provided. We need fosters to provide loving and calm environments for dogs in recovery. 

Contact us at for more information! See the dogs in need of foster on our website