Fostering FAQs

Every single day DRM receives requests to help Dobermans in need. As hard as we try to save every Doberman we can, we can only take in so many as we have foster homes for.

Have you ever thought about fostering? Now is the time to sign up!

Take a look at some of our Frequently Asked Questions:

No! Fostering is 100% free to you. DRM provides all necessary supplies like food, crate, toys, and we cover all medical expenses.
Though it is not always required, it is strongly preferred to have a fence. Dogs must never be on a tie out (we have seen far too many accidents on tie outs) and must always be leashed if a foster home does not have fence.
Absolutely! Residents animals must be up to date on all vaccines and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm preventative. We try to find out as a much as we can about the Doberman before placing the dog in a foster home. For instance, if we know the dog is not friendly with cats, we will not place the dog in a home that has cats!
No dog will ever be forced on you! The foster coordinator team will work with you to identify the best foster dog for your family and home. However, it is up to you if you’d like to foster the dog!
Yes! Children must be older than 6 years old.
That is fantastic! We welcome that at DRM and will gladly have you join the “foster fail” family!
Unfortunately, not all dogs are great in every home. This happens! When it does, DRM will work with you find a new foster home for the dog. Your family’s safety and the dog’s safety are our main concerns!
Yes! We will work with you to find a DRM approved veterinary clinic to take your foster dog to if needed.
No problem! We have vacation fosters.
We have adoption events at least once a month, and events are located all over the Twin Cities. Visit our website or Facebook page for all event listings.
This is truly varies depending on the dog. We have had dogs adopted within days and some that have taken years! We really try to keep the same foster home until the dog is adopted.
DRM takes in any Doberman in need that we can place. We will take dogs sitting in shelters, owner surrenders, and have a few partnerships with other rescues that will transfer their Dobermans to us.
Fostering a dog is truly saving a life. DRM receives pleas for help every single day, and we can only take in dogs that we have foster homes for. Fostering is free to you and so, so rewarding! DRM is a fun community of passionate and committed volunteers here to help you every step of the way.
Every volunteer at DRM is supported by the other members. You will be working with the foster and adoption team if you have any specific questions on the process or your foster dog.

We also have volunteer photographers, like KME Photography, that will take professional photos of your foster dog at no cost! Great photos and videos help get your foster dog noticed!

We have social media groups for you to ask questions and get to know your fellow DRM community!

Wonderful! Visit our website and fill out a volunteer application! Our Foster team will be in touch shortly!