Welcome! I'm SO very glad to see another GSR posting here. Stick around and contribute to the conversation -- we need more experienced rescuers in the discussion here!
I hope you find some good foster homes. One thing we've had a little success with is recruiting past adopters we love to get involved and pay it forward for the next dog by fostering one -- the dog they adopted and love is theirs only because some foster family said "yes" when we asked in the past, so that sometimes motivates them to help a dog who can make some future family just as happy. About a year after the adoption seems to be the golden time time to contact and ask.
I'll also say from one small rescue to another: be careful about growth. No one told me that when we founded the rescue. I just saw a lot of defunct rescues with burned out founders and wondered why they ran out of steam...now I get it. Growth is easy; sustainable growth is really hard with volunteer labor.
When we are cranking on all cylinders with every spot full up to our insurance policy limit of dogs, I'm ready to pull my hair out keeping track of every dog's vet appointments, med reminders, training support needs, updating online bios, etc. The back-end that no one sees becomes really crazy. Small rescues tend to not have much division of labor between ops (fosters, vetting, pulling dogs), adoptions (app review, interviews, home/vet checks, and final adoption), or post-adoption (training support, etc) -- so rapid growth can mean pure insanity for the small number of people in the background.
Last edited by Magwart; 11-12-2017 at 10:28 AM.