We are always seeking wonderful warm-hearted families willing to open their homes to a dog in need! We supply pretty much       everything  you'll need - crate, collar & leash, food, medications, etc.  You supply the love!  We have a great group of foster   homes throughout the Merrimack Valley area and beyond.

 Typically we forward pictures/info about the rescue dogs who need foster homes, and let our foster families choose if a puppy
 or older dog would best fit in their home.  Our puppies are usually adopted within 1 to 3 weeks; adult dogs and some pups 
 may take up to a month or more to find a good home.

 We're pretty flexible with our foster homes.  Volunteers can have a foster dog and once its adopted can take a break or jump
 right into fostering another dog!  We can work around your schedule if you have something planned for a particular weekend 
 as long as you give us sufficient time to find a short-term foster home while you're away.
 Fosters can also review applications for their foster dog if they choose and help us decide which home might be best for 
 your foster dog, or you can just be a foster... and take care of our rescue dogs with love and patience.

 We have an upbeat, friendly, positive group of volunteers. We're happy to help each other and share information about the
 dogs we have in our rescue program.  We can't rescue dogs without foster homes! JOIN US!

 If you are interested in finding out more information about fostering, please contact Mary at

 If you think you would like to foster and meet the following qualifications, please complete the form below: 

  • All fosters must be at least 21 years of age
  • All members of your household must be aware and agree
  • Landlord for renters will be contacted and must agree
  • All pets have to be up to date on vaccinations
  • All pets must be spayed or neutered
  • All fosters must have time to devote to a dog/puppy
  • All fosters agree to crate train (if necessary)
  • All fosters agree to provide the exercise their foster dog needs

​​​Contact Us:


Address: PO Box 100

               Amesbury, MA 01913


If you're unable to foster, there are still other ways to become involved!  When dogs enter the state of MA, they are required to be "quarantined" for 48 hours at our facility in Groveland, MA. During this time we have volunteers sign up for shifts and go in to feed, water and play with the dogs, and clean their crates. Shifts typically last 1-2 hours and you can volunteer as much or as little as you like.  If interested, please complete the below form.