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Save lives, become a foster! Foster Homes Always Needed

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Wagging Dog Rescue

  • 17 people are interested

PLEASE NOTE: Foster parents must be 25 or older and reside in Southern California. We can approve foster homes in LA, OC and SD counties. Other parts of SoCal can be considered.
Wagging Dog Rescue is in need of qualified fosters to add to our wonderful family! Fosters are the backbone of our rescue and a vital part of our ability to save lives! Fostering isn't a lifetime commitment, it's a commitment to save a life. We are not breed specific. We try to focus on dogs who will not make it out of our local shelters if we don’t step in. We believe very wholeheartedly in the value of foster homes. We want all of our rescued dogs to spend some time recovering and blossoming in one of our valuable foster homes before moving on to a well matched forever family. We make every effort to place a dog with a foster family who is a good fit for your household and lifestyle. We provide all vetting, a crate and basic supplies. We will search for a deserving adopter for your foster dog, and we invite you to be as involved in that process as you wish to be. We've had hundreds of amazing successes, and we have a group of amazing pet parents in our WDR Alum!
Please download our foster application here - https://waggingdog.org/get-involved/foster-a-dog/ -

and email a completed app to VOLUNTEER@WAGGINGDOG.ORG. When you foster a dog, you save TWO lives - the one in your home and the one who takes his/her place at the shelter. Join us!


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About Wagging Dog Rescue


Box 130925, Carlsbad, CA 92013, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to save as many dogs as possible from the shelter endgame in Southern California and beyond, and to see them through one of our foster homes and into a loving forever future.


Wagging Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization striving to help as many dogs as possible get through Southern California's shelters and find the perfect forever family. We are an all volunteer group of passionate animal advocates, owners and rescuers dedicated to improving animal welfare and restoring the unwanted family pet to his rightful place in a responsible home. All of our adoptable dogs are in a private foster home with a loving caregiver who guides them through their transition from a stressful past to a permanent and well-deserved future. We promote responsible pet ownership, firm leadership, spay and neuter... and most of all, ADOPTION.



We'll work with your schedule.


PO Box Box 130925Carlsbad, CA 92013



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 25
  • until the pet finds a great forever home

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