Dax isn't neutered and right now I have no reason to get him neutered. However, we plan on getting a second cat, and a second dog some time in the future and I would like them to be rescues. I think that I will have to neuter Dax to get a rescue? I would also really like to foster (before I get a second dog), when one of my roomies moves out, pretty sure I will have to neuter Dax.
It's still possible to foster with an intact pet, some organizations are quite willing to work with you. It helps to have been involved in the rescue/foster scene for awhile too so that you have some references.
You wouldn't be able to foster any intact dogs of the opposite sex, but as long as there is no pregnancy risk, some rescues will work with you. Just harder, and it takes more seraching to find a place that would work with you.
That's something I've been considering myself but neutering mine is an absolute firm no. I had some friends of mine who are very actively involved in various rescues ask about that, more than a few said, presuming you're a good fostering candidate, having an intact pet is not a huge obstacle. But it helps to have someone who can vouch for you. Because like it or not there is a stigma, having an intact pet, people think you are automatically irresponsible and contributing dozens of puppies a year to the "pet population problem." :eyeroll:
Some rescules though are too wrapped up in prejudices to ever give you a chance. They can't see beyond the stereotype. I know one person (I would say we are *barely* on speaking terms) who won't give even a glance at a foster application or an adoption application if intact pets are in the house, she basically is revolted. It's very, very sad. She cannot understand that "responsible ownership" and "speutered pets" are not interchangable terms.
Most I've heard about though, and the ones I do have friends involved with, they realize that people are individuals and are willing to give people an individual look.