As long as you are fostering, you will be responsible for providing a good quality dog food, purchasing any toys or chewies you choose to provide and, perhaps, covering any necessary long-distance telephone calls. Necessary approved veterinary expenses, including any medication required to treat any medical problem, are paid for by AGR as long as the rescued Golden is in foster care. The cost for transporting the dog to and from the vet is not reimbursed but is tax deductible if you keep track of your mileage.

Most families who will adopt a dog from AGR will foster the dog for us first. A foster family thus becomes a volunteer for AGR. In order to comply with insurance requirements, all AGR volunteers must be paid members.