Foster


Become a champion for those who cannot fight for themselves. Become a true life saver! Please apply to join our amazing group of fosters.

Do you and your family have room in your home and heart for a basset needing some tender loving care?

Find out what it takes to become a foster family! By keeping a hound out of boarding, you help BHRSC save $18 a day (a total of $40,541 a year). Your support is greatly appreciated!

Adopting a dog means saving a life when a living, conscious being, with real feelings, has been discarded like used tissue. Adopters bring these precious souls home and give them kind, loving, forever havens, sometimes for the first time in their lives. Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California is deeply grateful for every adopter and finding adoptive homes for our needy charges is one of our constant objectives.

But to enable adopters to find their forever friends, we need foster families to help along the way. Fostering saves COUNTLESS lives. Foster homes enable BHRSC to save many hounds from shelters and troubled former homes. We work VERY HARD not to kennel rescued hounds. They need real homes where they can recover and grow in peace and confidence, where they can socialize and return to the world healed and ready for their forever homes.

Foster homes are essentially halfway houses for dogs, often following intensive care or physical and emotional trauma. Sometimes both. A homeless animal is a suffering animal, regardless of the circumstances that lead him or her there. Fostering also makes room for other rescued hounds to have the opportunity to find reprieve and “wag” another day as they try to get adopted.

Fostering brings joy and tears, but it is one of the most fulfilling things anyone can do to truly help these hounds. It is also one of the most critical services a volunteer can provide. Foster parents and families make up the backbone of the work we do. BHRSC cannot exist as a rescue if people are not willing to love and house needy hounds while we search for their permanent homes.

Fosters have our undying gratitude, deepest respect and admiration. There are never enough foster homes to go around, so each is precious to us and the hounds we are trying to save.

CURRENT FOSTERS: Help us learn more about the dog(s) in your care by filling out a hound report card.

meet our forever fosters