About Fostering

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions about fostering.

Enjoy the warm-fuzzy feeling of accomplishment and love you get from saving the lives of innocent beagles & hounds.  Bringing a foster dog into your home is often the first and most important step in giving them a new lease on life.

Many 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.  It is very rewarding to see a dog’s personality come alive when this happens.

Houston Beagle & Hound 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
  • Communicate with HBHR Volunteers
  • Commitment to foster the dog until he/she is adopted.
  • Evaluate the dog while in your care so HBHR can determine the right placement for him/her.  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 he/she 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 inoculations on your dogs are kept current.