Groups dedicated to miniature poodle rescue may offer puppies to good homes by means of foster care. Many dog rescue organizations have foster care programs that allow interested individuals or families to bring dogs back to their homes. Fostering duration may range from a few weeks to several months.
Unlike animal shelters that put dogs to sleep to make room for new ones, dog rescue groups adopt a no-kill policy and try to shelter unwanted dogs or place them in good homes. Due to limitations in funds, space and facilities, rescue groups rely on foster homes to provide loving homes until the dogs are adopted. While the foster home is responsible for feeding and taking care of the dog, the rescue group may supply the crate, harness and leash and pay for necessary medical care.
Some rescue groups offer permanent foster programs, with the organization paying for the dog's food, medical care and grooming while the dog is in the permanent foster home. Most of the dogs available for permanent foster care are old dogs or puppies that may never be adopted due to special circumstances.
Anyone who is interested in fostering a miniature poodle puppy needs to fill out an application and pass the preliminary screening for foster parents. An eligible applicant may also adopt the dog currently in his foster care.