Foster & Volunteer

How our fostering and volunteering program works

Dogma does not have its own shelter or facility; rather, all of our rescue dogs are fostered in volunteers’ homes. Being a volunteer foster parent can be a lot of fun, we are a fun group, and it is also very rewarding. Dogma is a “rescue of last resort,” meaning all of our dogs were either rescued from county animal service facilities days away from euthanasia or were soon to be headed to one of these facilities.

What Dogma asks of its foster parents is to love and care for the rescue dog you are given, take excellent care of it, keep in safe, transport the dog to and from a Dogma-approved vet and bring the dog to and from adoption events. In some instances, we also ask that the foster parent be available to bring the dog on a pre-approved home visit. All home visits are done around the parties’ schedules.

Dogma provides food and monthly flea and heartworm prevention as long as the dog is in foster care. Dogma also pays for all vetting the dog may need. We do not expect our volunteers to spend any of their own money on the foster dog.

The volunteers that run Dogma are very passionate about the work they do to help dogs in need. If you are not local, the Tampa area or cannot assist with fostering and/or volunteering at this time, perhaps you will consider making a tax deductible donation to support our cause.

The dogs send you love, licks and happy wiggle butt dances for taking the time to read this. Foster applications and more information about volunteering please contact us.

Download Foster/Volunteer Application