Recovery home

Considering having a dog in your home temporary?

What is a recovery home

A recovery home for Bansko Street dogs is a place where a dog is safe and can not run away. It can be in your home, on your balcony or garden. As long as the dog is safe and can not run away.

Recovery is short term in general, so you will normally have a dog for only a few days up to a week. This is for example when we have just fetched a dog off the street, right after a medical surgery or emergency situations.

Expenses are covered if needed (food, toys, etc.).
We will take the dog to the vet.

What is a foster home

When you open your house for fostering a dog you will take care of a dog until they are ready to travel to their new home. This can mean taking care of a dog for a week up to a few months, all depends on the medial condition of the dog and of course how fast they are adopted.

Expenses are covered if needed (food, toys, etc.).
We will take the dog to the vet.

Becoming a recovery or foster home

Thank you for your interest in providing a recovery or foster home for a Bansko Street Dog. We only have a small, emergency shelter, and rely so much on people such as yourselves helping us to help these dogs in need!

Please take a moment to read through our rules and regulations. To be considered as a recovery or foster home :

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • If you rent your home you must have consent from your landlord to have a dog.
  • All dogs/cats in your home must up to date with vaccines, and spayed/neutered should the street dog not be
  • You must be open to having a home visit from a Bansko Street Dogs representative. We will need to see the areas of the home where the dog will be allowed, and also visit with family members and current pets.
  • You agree to never allow the dog to be left unattended with young children.


Bansko Street Dogs is a volunteer organization. We will review all foster & adoption applications in the speediest manner possible but please be patient in waiting for a decision. If you have questions regarding applying to be a foster carer, adopting, or the status of your application, please contact us directly.

Meet and greet

If you are in Bansko we like to arrange for any resident dogs and your family members to come along to meet us and see your potential new dog, to make sure that they are all happy in each other’s company.


We will arrange for one of our volunteers to come and visit you and your family at home to ensure you have a secure place to house the dog, and also to check for any other hazards.

Home time!

This is the exciting bit … you can now collect your dog and the start of your beautiful friendship can begin! You will need to sign our fostering or adoption agreement, as is relevant to you. This is to ensure the dog receives the high level of care it deserves, for however long you are together.

Follow up

We want to make sure that you and the dog are settling well, and so we will follow up with a visit to ensure that things are all going well for you all where possible. Any problems, questions or concerns can be dealt with, although you can contact us at any time if you do have any questions regarding your new arrival.

All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped, neutered (or an agreement signed to ensure the dog will be neutered, as applicable), and have passports to keep track of their healthcare.