Weekend fosters will be an instrumental part of the rehabilitation team as they will provide feedback in the dog’s diaries on the behaviours that they have experienced and seen in the home.


Fosters will be required to go through training with Moorlands Dog Rescue prior to fostering any of the Restart Dog Project dogs, to ensure that they have low stress handling skills, understand trigger stacking and are able to continue with the training that the young people have started with the dogs.

Chase, taken to the vets to be put to sleep before moving to Moorlands Dog Rescue in 2017.

Fosters will have the same dog every weekend for a period of approximately 8 weeks, or until the dog is ready to be rehomed. This would be especially interesting to somebody/a family who would like to look after a dog, but work full time and are not able to commit the time required for a dog during the week.


The dogs will be transferred to the weekend foster homes on a Friday evening. They will stay in the weekend foster home until Monday morning.


They will be assigned a Moorlands Dog Rescue key worker to liaise with over the weekend, and to answer any questions that the fosters may have. They will be invited to join the Moorlands Dog Rescue fostering group, so that they can post information or updates and ask questions regarding the weekend foster dogs. 


If weekend fosters decide that they would like to adopt their weekend foster dog, they can apply to do