Foster Home Checklist

The areas we currently serve


LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS foster homes must be in the Greater Houston and Montgomery County areas.  Our foster homes must also be located where LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS volunteers can support them.  

Things to consider before fostering


  • If you do not own your home, you need your landlord’s written permission to have a LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS foster dog in your home.
  • If you live/own a town house or condominium, you will need the association’s written permission to have a LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS foster dog in your home.
  • If you have roommates in your home, you will need their permission to foster or adopt.  In addition, if you are approved as a foster home, your roommate(s) will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • All foster home applicants must have a fenced area attached to their home’s back or side door.  The fenced area is for the dog’s safety and your convenience. The fence needs to be a minimum of 4′ high and 6′ high is preferred for most dogs.  The fence doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive, nor does it have to encompass your entire yard.  The Invisible Fence alone cannot be used for foster dogs as most German Shepherd dogs will run through the boundary.
  • For senior and some special needs dogs, the fencing requirement may be waived as exercise requirements for some of these wonderful dogs can often be fulfilled with leash walks and in-house play.
  • If you own a dog, it needs to be at least tolerant of other dogs and you must have the ability to separate the dogs from interacting at times.  
  • If you are currently fostering for another rescue, and you are approved to foster for us, we will wait until your current foster period is over to place a LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS foster dog in your home.
  • You must agree to follow LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS policies and guidelines regarding treatment of and training for the dog.
  • Foster dogs legally belong to LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS – you cannot show the dog to non-LANI’S LUCKY SHEPHERDS adopters or place the dog on your own.  If someone is interested in adopting, please ask them to call us at the hotline to apply to adopt. The foster dog may already be matched with an approved adopter.
  • We need understanding and patient foster homes to commit to fostering a dog until he/she is placed in a permanent adoptive home.  

Foster Application