About Fostering

Enjoy the warm-fuzzy feeling of accomplishment and love you get from saving the lives of neglected or abandoned Great Pyrenees.  Bringing one of these gentle giants into your home as a foster is the first step in giving them a new lease on life.

Some of our dogs have suffered from abuse and neglect, and they need to learn to trust humans again, and know that they are safe and loved.  Others are given up due to death, divorce, or financial concerns.

Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue will pay for all supplies and medical care the dogs need, including but not limited to neutering/spaying, routine shots, and other possible surgeries.

A Foster Volunteer's responsibilities are:

  • Provide Food and Water
  • Provide Indoor Shelter
  • Provide Love and Socialization
  • Commitment to foster the dog until the dog is adopted
  • Evaluate the dog while in your care so we can determine the right placement for your foster dog. It will be necessary to expose the dog to a variety of situations (i.e., cats, children, strangers, other dogs, etc.). It won't take you long to figure out how secure the dog is, if your dog is friendly, laid-back, active, good on walks, etc.

If you do decide to become a foster and you have other dogs in your home, please be certain that innoculations on your dogs are kept current.

Getting Started

Once you have decided that you want to foster Great Pyrenees, the first step is to fill out all of the paperwork.  The Adoption Application also serves as a foster application, and tells us about who you are, what your expectations are, and how we can reach you.  At any time during this process, please feel free to call and talk with one of our volunteers, who will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

After all of the paperwork is complete, one of our volunteers will contact you and arrange to do a home visit. This is done to make sure that your home is compatible with a Great Pyrenees.  Once the home visit has been completed, the area coordinator will work with you to place a compatible Great Pyrenees into your care.