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It is only because of our wonderful foster homes that we are able to continue saving these dogs. It is the kindest, most selfless and most rewarding act to bring a strange animal into your home, love it and care for it until it is adopted. Any one of our fosters will tell you that they receive far more from the dogs they foster (and the very thankful adoptive homes) than they ever give. If you have a love for this breed, the question is, why aren’t you fostering?

The harsh reality is that, because we have no physical shelter in which to house the dogs until they are adopted, there are times when we have to tell a dog pound that we have no room to take in a GSP in need.  Yes, it breaks our hearts, but we cannot responsibly bring in a dog we have no open space for.

As a foster for Ohio Shorthair Rescue, you will be asked to provide an indoor home, some basic training in manners to make the dog more adoptable, food and lots of love. The rescue provides for all medical needs.


If you are interested in fostering… or talking to someone about our foster program… please complete the application below and a volunteer will be in touch with you within 2 weeks.

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