Why We Foster

We filled out an application with LOLIN, had a home visit and have not looked back since!

“Years ago, we had a neighbor who fostered and transported dogs for a rescue group in Virginia where we were living at the time. We helped her whenever we could and decided that fostering was something we wanted to do. Fast forward to 2013 when a friend at work told us about a rescue group in Indy where she had adopted her dogs – LOLIN. We filled out an application, had a home visit and have not looked back since!

Every dog that comes into foster care is different, yet every one of them seems to sense when they are someplace where they will be safe and loved and each one settles into our home within a day. They each have their own personality and quirks and that is what makes each one of them perfect for the family who adopts them!”

  • Cohen

    Opened the trash can to get out a ball I had thrown out.

  • Darla

    A big, sweet girl who found her family with 4 little kids.

  • Sunny

    She came to us as just another foster but it turned out she was pregnant and blessed us with 9 beautiful puppies.

  • Toby

    You just never know when a foster will steal your heart and become a family member.

“We haven’t gone so far as to call ourselves fosters yet, although our second foster dog, Jake, is here at my feet, so I guess it’s somewhat official! We fell into the foster role in March when Triton was surrendered back to LOLIN when his owner became too ill to care for him. He was living at a doggie daycare waiting for a foster. We saw the LOLIN post and asked about fostering him. We couldn’t imagine any of our three LOLIN alumni having to stay somewhere other than with us and especially sad for a senior dog like Triton. Our three welcomed Triton into the tribe with no problem. Triton easily fit into our routine and traveled with us to a home visit with a LOLIN applicant in Bloomington where that applicant fell for him instantly and vice versa. He went to his new home one week later.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch…there was another senior guy living at a vet clinic waiting for ACL surgery and a home to help him recover postop. After some phone conversations to help us understand what Jake’s needs would be, we picked him up the day after Triton left. What a good boy! Who can resist a dog named Jake? Jake has now had his surgery and is no problem at all. He’s a sweetheart, and we’re glad we can baby him a bit to help him get the best results from his surgery.

Ok, so we are on our second foster! Although we had Triton for a short two weeks, it was hard to say goodbye. But it was obvious that he was going to his forever loving home, and it was a happy experience. We don’t know what the future has in store for Jake. Or for us! Another very important factor in our decision to foster was as a way of giving back to LOLIN for the blessings of our three, Lilly, Lucy and Duke.”

Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help make a wonderful life for a dog in need!

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Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate what you are doing to help make a wonderful life for a dog in need!

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Fee

Please pay the adoption amount stated in the email you received when you set up the meet and greet with the dog you are adopting. Payment must be made before taking the dog home.
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To offset the costs involved in rehoming your Lab, we require a $25 Surrender Donation prior to processing your Surrender Application.

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The requested $20 Application Donation helps get dogs from shelters and provide their essential medical needs as they prepare for adoption.
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LOLIN is a 501(c)3 public charity, so all of your donations are tax deductible. Any amount you can spare helps offset our vet expenses. You are helping to make a wonderful life for an animal in need.

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