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** Please note: All foster homes for our rescue are required to live in the Albuquerque Metro area (Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillio) and have reliable transportation to be approved to foster.

We're so excited you want to learn more about fostering!

Foster homes are a critical part of our rescue. Since we do not have our own facility, we rely on our wonderful foster families to house our dogs while we search for their forever family.
We work with our foster families to get to know each dog individually to be sure that we know what type of home will be their perfect match. We take great care with every adoption to ensure that the home chosen is the right match, and our foster families are involved every step of the way.


When you become an approved foster home, you will have the support of the entire Viva! family behind you. Our foster coordinator, Kayla, will be in contact with you through every step of the way. In the Viva! family you will find tremendous support from driven, loving people.

We provide for every need of our dogs while in our care; veterinary care, food, supplies, toys, heartworm/flea and tick preventive medicine, training support, plus any extras that may be needed. Fostering never has to cost you anything, except maybe love and time.

Without our foster homes, it would be impossible for us to save lives.

Want to help us on our mission? To get started, please fill out the foster application HERE.