Fostering Changes Lives


Fostering changes lives At New Leash on Life - Chicago, foster parents are essential to the work we do.


Definition: es·sen·tial [uh-sen-shuhl] -absolutely necessary; indispensable: pertaining to or constituting the essence of a thing.

Since NLOL Chicago does not have a physical facility, the dogs that we bring into our rescue typically stay in foster homes. Why is a foster home so important? A foster home offers stability for a pup who's world has been upside down. They help give them a routine and give someone to trust. They provide NLOL with feedback on items like their behaviors, likes and dislikes, favorite place to be scratched...the important things.

Foster parents help to make these lucky pups adoptable and we could not do what we do without them. In return for their intel, we provide everything needed to be successful-food, toys, crates, training...just to name a few.

But don't take our word for it. Hear what these current NLOL foster parents have to say.


If you are interested in becoming a foster parent with New Leash on Life, visit our fostering page for more information.

  *Credit goes to Loyola University Chicago in the Communications department.