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This is an extremely rewarding part of the rescue program.  By fostering, you give a dog a chance to settle into a stable and quieter environment than it has been accustomed to.

Foster families help us by caring for a dog until they are adopted, providing updated photos for our website and understanding the dog’s personality so that we may find the perfect match.


Seeing the dog(s) you have cared for going to a happy family and knowing they have found someone to love them is the best reward.  We strive to have a dog in foster care for only a few weeks.

Everything you need for the dog is provided to you, food, toys, leashes, and medical care. All you need to do is open your home and heart.

If you are interested in fostering fill out our convenient online form → here 


Please read FAQ →  Sato_Rescue_Volunteer_FAQ

If you have further questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at:

You can also fill out a PDF version and send to the above email as an attachment.


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Quarantine Care

When the dogs first arrive in New Hampshire, per New Hampshire law, they must be quarantined for 48 hours. 


During this time, we need help caring for the dogs at our shelter.  This only takes a few hours, over the course of a couple of days, about once a month.

Come help us feed, care for and – the best part – play with the pups during this time.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

or use our convenient online form → click here 

Please note: Children under 13 years of age are not permitted in the quarantine area. Children 13+ must be accompanied by an adult.


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The dogs are flown from Puerto Rico to Logan International Airport, in Boston, MA. 

We are in need of volunteers to pick-up the dogs and drive them back to New Hampshire.

We use Rescue vehicles, however, if you would like to volunteer not only your time but your vehicle as well (truck/van is best), we will reimburse you for gas/toll expenses.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at:


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