Once a dog is made available for adoption, our foster's role is to evaluate each adoption applicant interested in the dog and then select the applicant that best meets the needs of the dog. Our ultimate goal is that each dog and family is truly a forever match!
As our mission states, all of our intakes are considered "at-risk;" however, some dogs are also deemed "special needs" rescues. Special needs dogs are those that will need extensive, long-term specialized care, some for the duration of their lives, but are not deemed unadoptable as with Permanent Foster Care dogs. Some special needs dogs will require a forever home close to a specialty veterinary hospital or vet school; some near a rehabilitation facility; some will require on-going intensive, specialized behavioral management training, etc. Because of the extraordinary demands of the attention, time, care and commitment required for them, special needs rescues are not generally open for adoption to the general public and BSR directly places these dogs with forever families who can meet their needs. If you are interested in adopting a special needs dog, please let us know!