Fostering with Two by Two Rescue

The Family Pet 


Helping homeless, unwanted, or abused pets be adopted into forever homes is possible because of the transitional care given by a community of loving foster homes. While some areas of the country are realizing the value of this practice and consider it to be innovative, it has been how Helena, Ala. based Two by Two Rescue has operated since its inception.

Ryan and Lauren Thompson with Cash
Ryan and Lauren Thompson fostered Cash until he found his forever home. Learn more about fostering here.

Fostering involves bringing an animal into the homes of volunteers who care for them until a permanent home can be found. Two by Two believes that a home is where animals should be to better prepare them for their adoptive home. While in foster care, our foster families get to know the animal’s likes and dislikes and gain valuable knowledge about their personality that allows our adoption team to find the best match for them. Two by Two provides everything needed to foster: food, crate, blankets, bed, bowls, flea prevention, heartworm prevention, collar with ID tag and leash, and all medical expenses. Foster homes come in all shapes and sizes including apartments, single family homes, homes with and without fences, farms, and more. 

Foster animals either stay in their foster home until adoption or until the foster family notifies the rescue that they are ready for the animal to move on. While not everyone can commit to an indefinite time frame, there are many ways to foster with Two by Two for short term commitments too. Weekend and vacation fosters are an ongoing need and occasionally there is a need for emergency fosters to take an animal due to circumstances such as natural disasters or family emergencies. The animals of Two by Two Rescue are saved from almost certain death in a society where animal shelter euthanasia is common and generally accepted. Being a part of an animal’s journey to their forever home by fostering is a very rewarding experience. Once an animal is a part of the Two by Two family, it’s family for life! If you are ready to open your home to an animal in need, visit to apply. Follow Two by Two on Facebook and Instagram and visit to meet  available dogs. 

Meet Deuce!  

DeuceThey say deuces are wild but not this boy. Deuce is a gentle hound mix who has been patiently waiting to meet his furever family. He is very clever and has quite a few tricks up his sleeve, including sit, stay, shake (both paws!) and come. He will even wait at the door before going in and out! And he does love to go out. Accidents in the house are unacceptable and unbecoming of a gentleman such as Deuce. He understood the concept of potty training in record time. His favorite hobby is definitely backyard zoomies, but he will not complain if a few balls are tossed (literally) into the mix. He chases after them with enthusiasm and prances around haughtily once he catches them… but he still hasn’t quite seen the point in bringing them back to you just yet. But hey, we’re all entitled to our opinion. Deuce is adoptable through Two by Two Animal Rescue. To learn more, email [email protected] and apply to adopt at

Two by Two is a faith-based, no-kill rescue whose mission is to give life to abandoned, abused, stray and distressed animals. Saving animal lives for more than 20 years, Two by Two operates out of Helena, Ala., and has coordinated the rescue and adoption of cats, dogs, horses, and even a few pot-bellied pigs. Two by Two has adopted out dogs across the United States and even a few abroad! †



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