CanineFostering.com is a site dedicated to the pets we love – dogs. We provide resources for dog ownership and leadership to help make for a better pet-owner experience for all.

There are many unique challenges in working with rescue dogs, pregnant dogs, and foster care of dogs. Kristin and Mike have first-hand experience to share, with November 2008 bringing us our fourth cycle of foster care for dogs rescued from pro-kill shelters in Illinois. This blog will chronicle our challenges, responses, and stories that may be helpful to others caring for dogs in similar circumstances.

Sadie on marsh trail

Sadie on marsh trail

See also Kristin’s site dedication post

We sure hope you benefit from and enjoy this site.  The advertising you see throughout is a modest way for us to re-coup our costs in this endeavor.  When you click through to make purchases from our sponsor companies, a few cents from each transaction comes our way, and we thank you for the support!

Your participation in this discussion is welcome – please feel free to post comments through the form on the bottom of each post!

If you are not in position to provide for a dog in trouble directly, we strongly urge you to donate to a rescue organization, a no-kill shelter, or post a link back to us to spread the word! The organization we volunteer for in Northern Illinois is H.E.L.P., and they will welcome your donation.


DISCLAIMER: CanineFostering.com, SingleVisionMedia.com, its authors, contributors, sponsors and participants are NOT dog training, veterinary, legal or medical experts. Any advice posted is in no way to be considered an authoritative opinion and in all cases we recommend seeking professional assistance specific to your need. By use of this site you agree to hold harmless the parties named above. 

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  1. Welcome to CanineFostering.com | CanineFostering.com - November 17th, 2008

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  2. Terry - March 28th, 2009

    It was good meeting you at Petco today (Saturday) with Bailey.

    Your web site looks great, and I love your interaction and training with your dogs.


  3. Diane - September 23rd, 2009

    I stumbled on your site through an ad on Facebook. That was 2 hours ago and I can’t seem to stop reading! So much good information written so wonderfully. I still have much to learn about being owned by my sweet Bella, rescued about a year ago. She has taken a long time to come around, but she has come so far. This is a great resource, and I will definitely be back to visit. Thanks for a great website!

  4. Mary Ann - September 28th, 2009

    Hi Kristin and Mike,

    Your site is very insightful for new pet owners and pet activist alike.

    I’m writing you today on behalf of The Shelter Pet Project. Every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized. The Shelter Pet Project (SPP) – a national multimedia PSA campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets.

    This campaign aims at increasing the rate of shelter pet adoption in the US by giving shelter pets a make over. The SP created an interactive website that has some great pet adoption resources, and also some cute things like Pet Personals and an Adopt-A-Gram to help spread the word about this project. View it here: http://www.theshelterpetproject.org

    As an influential blogger, we hope that you’ll consider sharing this story with your readers, and asking them to become part of the movement to save homeless, lovable animals across the country.

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  5. bob and marla edmiston - May 4th, 2011

    Hi! It was great to find mention of this website in the fall, 2010 issue of Adopted Dog in an article on fostering! Good to get with other fosterfolk.
    We are receiving German shepherd guests #28 and #29 Saturday, a brace of brothers. Harley, our last guest, went to a Fremont home last Saturday. We’ve been fosterfolk here in the Sierra for two and a half years and have seen all of our guests go to forever homes.
    We foster for Golden State German Shepherd Rescue. Our three resident ladydogs do most of the acclimating and teaching for us. Super rewarding for us but a tear to see them leave. Our outfit has monthly adoption days. We are small and never have a large inventory of dogs for adoption. And we really need a handle on how to get more people hereabout to become fosterfolk. bob, marla, snuffy, roxy and angel.

  6. Alicia - November 14th, 2015

    We have one of your dog doors and have two new dogs that will not use it the are afraid of the door. I have taken the door off an use a colupe of piece of flooring I had, and they use that with no problems. Also both of my cats use the door and they are small cats. Do you know of a away to train dogs to use the door?

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