About Fostering

We are always in need of foster homes for our Goldens awaiting adoption to their forever homes. TVGRR covers all medical expenses and provides monthly heart-worm and flea preventative for the dogs in our foster program. Our fosters need to be in the Knoxville area or within a 50 mile radius for convenience.

We do ask that the foster families bring their foster Golden to Meetups whenever possible. You will be contacted in plenty of time to let you know what events are planned and where they will be. It is always a fun gathering.

Because foster families get to know the personality of the dog so well, we also ask that they speak with potential adopters, usually via phone or email, to help gauge if the home would be a good fit for that Golden. Your opinion weighs a great deal on the final decision. Fostering is a truly rewarding experience! While it can be hard to say goodbye when your foster dog has found their forever home, it’s well worth it (and it does get easier!).

A Foster Parents Poem

There I sat, alone and afraid
You got the call, you came to my aid
You bundled me up with blankets and love
When I needed it most, you gave me a hug
I learnt that the world is not all that scary and cold
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend
You loved me and healed me, and became my first friend

Then just when I thought, you'd done all you do
There came along not one new lesson, but two
First you said "sweetheart, you are ready to go
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know"
Then you bundled me up with a blanket, and a kiss
Then along came a new family, they even have kids

They took me to their home, forever to stay
At first I thought, you'd sent me away
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear
No matter how far, you'll always be near
And so Foster Mum, you know I've moved on
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn

But I'll never forget what I learnt that first day
You never really give your fosters away
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by
We may never meet again, and now I know why

You'll remember that I lived with you for a time
I may not be yours, but you will always be mine.

- Author Unknown
If you’re interested in fostering, please fill out the adoption application (no need to pay the application fee if fostering). Once you fill out the application, we’ll stop by for a home visit and then connect you with the adoption and fostering coordinators to determine which available Golden would be the best fit for your home.

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