Furry Friends Rescue
Dedicated to the Rescue, Sanctuary and Adoption of Companion Animals

Happy Stories

Phree, adopted 2013

Dumped in the streets with terrible physical conditions... Read how this sweetie Phree found a loving FOREVER family to live healthy and happy life!

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 Foster Home Network


Dog & Kitten Foster Homes needed ASAP!

All City Animal Shelters are overloaded with dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. We need dedicated and experienced super hero foster homes for dogs (all sizes but especially for large dogs), moms with puppies or kittens and bottle/underage puppies/kittens. Open your heart and home to homeless fur kid and know that you are their Guardian Angel!

Please read Fostering Criteria below and apply online!)

Need puppy & mom/puppy foster homes
Help save innocent lives.

Thank you for your interest in fostering dogs & cats! Fostering is an extremely important part of our rescue process. Since we don't have office or shelter space, our foster homes provide sanctuary for all our rescued animals. In other words, we can only save as many lives as we have foster homes. Our rescue operation is heavily dependent upon all of our volunteers and hero foster homes.

We provide all basic supplies, food, vet expenses and guidance from our experienced foster counselors. Back-up "pet-sitting" for the foster animal is also provided. Best to foster until the dog or cat is adopted to their forever home since too emotionally hard for them to bond and be moved around.

Fostering Criteria

For Dogs/Puppies

    Volunteer sue and emma
  • Experience with dogs (Only adult to walk the foster dog please.)
  • WFH (work from home) or gone short hours (depending the dog's age, personality & activity needs) to provide TLC, house-train, supervise, and guide/train new dogs/pups.
  • A home with an attached backyard
  • Children must be 8 years and up with some dog experience. 70% of dog bite victims are children 2-7 years old. For these reasons, we recommend that families should wait until they are 8 years old or older. Check out our resource page "Dog and Kids Safety (including Babies and Toddlers)"
  • Personal home pets must be current on their vaccinations.
  • Please read Fostering Advice & Tips, FAQ, Dog & Cat Training pages.

For Cats/Kittens

Adoption Showcases

Penny, Roxie and Lola. Photo by Jennifer Townhill Photography

Foster homes need to attend one of our weekly Adoption Showcases in Fremont or Saratoga (Due to Covid-19, No Adoption Showcase until further notice.) and be able to take their foster dog or cat to one of our partnering vets in Union City, Fremont, Milpitas, Campbell, Mt. View, San Jose, and Sunnyvale.

Please Foster Us!

These dogs and cats are currently listed as "Needing a foster family".

Online Foster Application

If you are interested, please fill out our online foster application below for dog and cat.

Save Your Recipts While Fostering!

Foster homes! Save your receipts for all your foster dogs and/or cats to claim the expenses during tax time. Fostering expenses are eligible for deductions are food/treats, medicines, veterinary bills, crates & supplies. Read article "Filing Taxes? Don't Forget to Claim Your Foster Dog!".

See photos of our great volunteer team & events!

Be an ANGEL!

Become a Foster Home and help save the life of a furry friend

FFR Volunteer, Dian

"Saving just one pet won't change the world...but, surely, the world will change for that one special dog or cat". Reach out and save a furry life!

Carrie & George

Foster to Adopt! Want to adopt but not sure?

Fostering saves Lives!

Simon and Walter

New rescue dog and cats with no foster homes are available for foster to adopt. Dogs and cats that are already in foster homes, are available for adoption only. All our new rescues first go to our vet for exam, vaccinations, deworm, ID chip and all necessary vet care needs. Some animals have to go back to vet for follow up needs. Commit for 2 weeks: It takes at least 2 weeks for a dog or cat to learn and settle in a home to see their true personality. After 2 weeks, confirm if you want to adopt and complete our "Adoption Contract", or the dog or cat will be up for adoption and need to come to our Saturday, Adoption Showcases in Fremont or Saratoga.

Foster to adoption homes need to buy their own crate, bed and bowls. We supply collar, leash, slip, food, treats, toys, and supplements (most we have to purchase). All vet care needs must be pre-approved and see one of our authorized vets working with FFR. We rescue many neglect and medical needy dogs and cats, so we always need donation funds to pay for their very high vet bills.

Help save abandoned dogs, pups, cats & kittens (many under-age) from many over-crowded shelters. Let us know what breed type, size and activity level you are looking for. We can then rescue possible matches for you to foster to adopt. We have no office or shelter. Please fill out our online application for dog or online application for cats to foster.

FFR hero foster homes

Helpful Resources

We have a lot of resources to help you and your pets start off on the right foot! Take a look at the following pages.

A Poem to my Foster Dog

Open your heart and home to a rescued dog or cat and know that you are his/her Guardian Angel.

fostered animals
by Diane Morgan

I am the bridge
between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.

I am made of mush,
because my heart melted when I saw you,
matted and sore, limping, depressed,
lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.

For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand
I will love you with my whole heart
I will make you whole.

I am made of steel,
because when the time comes,
when you are well and sleek,
when your eyes shine, and your tail wags with joy
then comes the hard part.

I will let you go not without a tear,
but without a regret.
For you are safe forever
A new dog needs me now.