Open your heart and home to a loving Chihuahua.
Become a foster today.

Foster homes are the backbone of any rescue organization. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their hearts and homes to foster. Because Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego County does not have a shelter facility, we rely solely on our foster home network to provide a safe and stable temporary home to get our Chihuahuas ready for adoption. It’s a rewarding way to give back and it’s a critical part of what we do.

Foster homes are special. They provide a more appropriate environment for learning and growth than a place like a shelter or kennel. In a foster home, a dog is exposed to all of the same experiences they would likely get in a real home and have a chance to properly learn, socialize and interact with people and sometimes other animals as well as situations and their environment. Foster homes better prepare dogs for their real home and in turn, make for a smoother transition when that time comes.

Oh and fostering is good for you too! You will enjoy unconditional love. You will encounter amazing personalities. You will feel really needed. And you will learn a lot about animal health and behavior. Fostering also brings families closer together and helps children learn responsibility. When you foster, CRSDC will pay all of the expenses involved for medical care, routine or otherwise, for your foster dog. All you need to do is provide shelter, food and lots of TLC. Fostering truly is a gift and it will change your life.

If you are interested in fostering for CRSDC, please submit your completed foster application on this website.