should I

foster a pet?

You are a valued asset to Lucky Chance. By fostering, your are giving our rescue dogs and cats a safe home, a loving family and a second chance to find their forever home.

Foster Information

You will be providing a home for rescues who need love and attention. Your commitment to providing a safe, happy and secure environment will help them adjust to family life and prepare them for adoption. Please be sure to read through the foster faq’s before committing to fostering.
  • Why should I foster for Lucky Chance Rescue?

    We have foster coordinators who work side by side with you to make fostering a fun and meaningful experience. It doesn’t cost you anything except time, patience and a lot of love.  We provide all veterinary care, food, crates, pens, collars, harnesses, bedding, grooming items, toys, and any other basic care needs until your foster pet is adopted.

  • Are there any foster requirements?


    All fosters must complete an application and be approved to foster.  No Exceptions!

    You must provide security and shelter inside your home.

    Keep the collar and Lucky Chance Rescue ID tag on your foster pets at all times. You must notify Lucky Chance Rescue immediately if the foster pet is lost.

    We ask that you schedule and transport pet for vet appointments.  If you can’t make it to veterinary appointments your foster coordinator will make necessary arrangements to transport your foster pet for you.

    Stay in communication with your foster coordinator or staff at Lucky Chance Rescue.

    You know your foster pet better than anyone, therefore, we ask that you partake in the adoption process by attending adoption events, review adoption applications, and set up meet and greets with potential adopters.

    You must reside within a 60 mile radius of St. Charles county to make transportation feasible for our fosters and other volunteers.

    You must be 21 years or older.

  • Do I pick the pet I want to foster?

    Sometimes, yes!  When fostering you should consider your lifestyle, home and family, how much time you will have to spend with your foster pet as well as the amount of training you want to do.  You need to think through what will be a good fit for both your family and the pet.  We have awesome dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds who need loving foster families. Lucky Chance Rescue will help you narrow in on selecting a pet that will match your lifestyle, while also ensuring your lifestyle matches the needs of the pet.

  • What Steps Do I Take to Start The Foster Process?

    Keep in touch with us through our website, social media and sign up for our newsletters. We will always share pets we have rescued who need foster families.

    Complete our foster application in entirety.

    Once you submit your application, it will be sent to the foster coordinator for review. Usually this happens quickly to place a dog or cat as soon as possible.

  • What happens when my application is approved?

    A coordinator will contact you to set up a home visit and learn more about you, your family and your home to ensure the pet will be the right fit for you.

    If all goes well, you will be welcoming your foster into your home relatively quickly.  The coordinator will go through our foster packet and what is expected of you as a foster, teach you about blending your foster pet with your family and other pets, give you training tips and other helpful information.

    You will receive all the supplies you need and your coordinator’s contact information to stay in touch.  Communication is critical in this process so none of our fosters and rescues slip through the cracks.

    We ask you to keep in touch with us on our Lucky Chance Fosters Community Facebook Group.

  • What happens if my application is denied?

    There are some instances when your application will be denied, it could be that you are not in our foster area, your application was not completed in entirety, your vet references or personal references did not recommend fostering at this time. You will receive an email with an explanation. You can contact us if there is something we missed or if you’d like to discuss your application in more detail.


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Saving Pets Is What We Do!

Helpful Information

We are committed to the ethical treatment of animals, through pet adoption, promoting spay and neuter to end overpopulation and unwanted animals, reuniting missing pets with their owners and educating pet owners on the importance of veterinary care. Below you find great information to help you on your journey of being a successful and happy pet owner.