Foster Information

Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue is a Non Profit 501(C)(3) Organization (IRS Letter) and a Florida Not For Profit Corporation.  Our 501(C)(3) status can be checked online at  

Certain donors may be able to deduct donations on their Federal Income Tax, check first with your Accountant.

Thank you for wanting to help us in our mission of rescuing and re-homing cocker spaniels in Florida. Please understand that all cocker spaniels are different and require different settings to be fostered or adopted. We will do our best to match an appropriate foster with your living situation. Many of the cocker spaniels we need foster homes for have special needs that may require a significant time commitment and patience on your part.

We have two basic kinds of foster programs. Forever Foster homes where you would take an elderly or special needs foster into your home and would provide care for the rest of the animal’s life with FCSR providing basic vet care during that time. The other is to provide care to a younger more adoptable dog which would move more quickly through your home. Most of the foster homes for younger more adoptable dogs would need to be within easy traveling distance of the Tampa area. This is where the majority of our adoptions occur. Exceptions to this would be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Once your foster application is reviewed and all requested information received and verified then a home visit will be scheduled. You must have all members of your household as well as pets available at this visit.  When we have reviewed your application if we have any questions or clarifications we will email you for the information. Please ensure your email address and phone numbers are correct on your application. We ask that you fill out this questionnaire as completely as possible. Any questions left unanswered will delay the application process. Please be patient, since we are all volunteers and work other full time jobs. It could take up to 2 weeks to process your application.

If you are ready to make the commitment to help a cocker spaniel in need, please fill out the Adoption/Foster application on this website.