Can you Foster?

When I first come into rescue, someone has to temporarily give me a home until I am totally up-to-date with vet stuff, like shots. We come from all over Ontario and are transported into a foster home in this area.

Usually I only have to stay about a week or two until the Rescue people find me a permanent family to live with.

If you could provide temporary shelter and some loving care for a little while, you will be giving me, and so many others like me, another chance at finding a permanent home where I can do what I do best – love humans.

The Rescue people will make sure that everything is safe for you (and me) by doing a home check before they place me with you. They will also make sure that I am suited to your lifestyle and will get along with any other pets you have.The Rescue people will pay all feeding and medical expenses while I am in your home, so the only thing I ask of you is to let me share your home, give me some TLC, and let me know that there are people out there who care.

Great Danes are usually pretty big dogs, so it would be better if any Foster parents didn’t have young kids (in case I knock them over when playing).

To be eligible for fostering:

  • Your residence must be in Ontario.
  • You must be 18 years of age, or older.
  • You are not a student.
  • You live in a single-unit dwelling, not an apartment, condo or high-rise building.
  • Urban residences must have a securely fenced yard.
  • No unaltered pets in your home.
  • No children under 8 y-o in residence at your home.
  • The guideline for ‘Time Alone’ is shown below.

Time Alone: The Great Dane breed is subject to a condition called Gastric Torsion which, unless treated promptly, can quickly (within 2 hours) have fatal consequences. If a Dane will be regularly left alone for any extended period(s), perhaps another breed may be more suitable to foster for your circumstances.
Our guideline for time alone is a maximum of 4 hours in any 24-hour period.

If you can you help me, please submit a Foster Application now.

After completing an application, please also submit a Foster Waiver.