Fostering a dog is one of the most difficult volunteer activities, it is not for everyone and that’s okay. It involves a strong commitment to the physical and mental health of the dog. Some of the dogs may be shy, some destructive at first as they learn to adjust to home life after living on the streets. Some are wonderful from the first time they step paw into a home.

Regardless, fostering can be very rewarding, watching a dog blossom and knowing you are providing a safe, secure and loving environment for the him or her. When it is time to say goodbye, it can be heart wrenching,  but knowing that your little charge is going to a permanent home will make you smile after the tears are dry. Then you can begin to prepare for the next dog that will come into your home to begin his or her journey to learning what home life is all about.


Since we are a foster-based organization, we do not have a physical location but we do want to hear from you.

Please drop us a note at:         

Safely Home Canine Rescue
PO Box 1618
Plainfield, IL 60544

Joe Ciarlette, President
Angie Ciarlette, Vice-President
Open, Treasurer

General inquiries:  

You may also call or fax us at 855-854-DOGS (3647). Please note this is a virtual phone/fax number and does not actually ring, however, volunteers monitor the voice-mail and faxes frequently.