fosterING save lives

  1. By fostering one, you are actually saving two lives--the life of a heeler in need and by opening a spot at the shelter for another dog
  2. See if you’re ready for another pet
  3. Receive great support from TCDR and all of its volunteers
  4. Make a bunch of great friends who love Australian Cattle Dogs as much as you do
  5. It will make you feel great!

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Red or blue...there's one for you

If you'd like to know first hand what it's like to foster for TCDR, let us know. We'll put you in direct contact with a current TCDR foster parent so that you can chat with them and have all your questions answered before completing the foster paperwork.

Texas Cattle Dog Rescue is a foster-based organization. We do not operate a shelter and do not have a central location for our dogs. Dogs are fostered in volunteers' homes all across Texas.

The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we are able to save. By fostering, you give a temporary home to a dog that would have otherwise been euthanized or abandoned and help prepare them for their new life.

When fostering a TCDR dog, you provide the love, attention, and safe temporary home for a heeler in need. You also have a say in your foster's ultimate home. Foster assignments tend to be short term while a dog recovers from surgery, undergoes heartworm treatment, or waits for a forever home. TCDR pays for veterinary care and heartworm and flea preventative for foster dogs. 


If you are interested in fostering a heeler, please complete our Foster Agreement and email it to foster@texascattledogrescue.com.