Foster Application

  • What type of dog(s) do you currently have?

  • What age range would you prefer for your foster dog? *

  • Please provide one personal reference with phone number:

  • GSROC appreciates your interest in becoming a volunteer for our organization. Please understand that most of the dogs that come into our rescue come from shelters and humane societies or as strays, so their complete history is not known. It is possible that the dogs we take into our rescue have been abandoned, neglected, mistreated, or even abused. Although we evaluate dogs prior to accepting them into the rescue, we cannot guarantee the temperament of any of the dogs. Working with the rescued dogs comes with risks. By submitting the application above, you are acknowledging that you understand and accept these risks as stated herein. I have accurately completed this application and all information stated is correct. I have read the above warning and understand the risks involved in working with these dogs. I understand that the Association of German Shepherd Dog Rescuers/German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County cannot be held responsible for the actions, behavior and/or medical condition of all of the dogs in its rescue. I agree to assume the risks implicit with working with dogs who may have been abandoned, beaten, or otherwise mistreated or abused or who may suffer from an illness, condition or disease. You will be contacted within two weeks of receipt of application. Thank you for offering to donate your time and energy to help find forever homes for forgotten/unwanted/neglected German Shepherds. On behalf of myself, heirs and next of kin, I hereby release, waive and discharge German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, its directors, officers, agents and employees, from all liability for all property damage, injury or death, directly or indirectly arising out of or resulting from, or in any way connected with the participation in GSROC volunteer activities.

Our Foster Process:

In the world of rescue, we have a saying: “Adopt a dog, save a life. Foster a dog, save many lives.” Nothing could be more accurate. Our amazing network of foster families makes it possible for the dogs in our care to relax, convalesce, learn manners, and find comfort during their transitional periods. They play a critical role in the rescue process by nurturing and training the dogs that are eagerly awaiting families of their very own. GSROC provides financial support for food and approved veterinary care while dogs reside in their foster homes.

Fostering a homeless dog can be profoundly rewarding, while assisting the rescue by eliminating costly boarding kennel expenses. We have dogs ranging from puppies to senior dogs ready to move into foster homes as soon as possible. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, please complete the application below and one of our volunteers will contact you soon.

For questions on fostering, contact us at

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