Foster a dog
Do you have room for a four legged guest? We are actively seeking volunteers to foster dogs and save them from the over-crowded shelters. Every dog we get out of the pound saves a dog from being put down.
You provide: the home and the love
We provide: the food, bedding, toys, collar & leash (as needed), medical care and plenty of support
Foster commitments – We ask that you commit to a minimum of 2 weeks fostering. If we must find alternate housing, we ask for a 24 hour notice to find a safe alternative.
Adoption events – We hold adoption fairs every weekend (except holidays). We’ll let you know when and where to drop of your guest, and when to pick them up (if they don’t get adopted). You do not need to stay for the duration of the fair.
- Adequate schedule where the dog is not left alone for long periods at a time.
- Our dogs must be housed indoors (during the day and night). Of course they are welcome to play and sun themselves in your secure, well-fenced yard.
- A safe environment where there are no potential hazards or escape routes.
To apply to be a foster please fill out our Foster Application and you will soon hear from our Foster Coordinator, Rachel.
Frequently Asked Questions
I already have a dog. Can I still be a foster?
Yes! We love it when our fosters are able to make new friends. Part of the fostering experience is to help shelter and stray dogs adjust to life in a stable home. When a dog is adopted we need to know how they react to dogs, cats, kids and everyday noises like the TV or vacuum.
What is the fostering time commitment?
We ask for a minimum of two weeks to help the dog settle into a routine. We prefer the dog stay in the same foster home until adopted, as the goal is to give our rescued friends the love and stability they need until they find their forever people, but understand that is not always possible.
How often will my fostered dog be at adoption fairs?
We hold adoption fairs each weekend, except holiday weekends and sometimes not on the last Saturday of the month. Your foster dog will likely be shown at least 3 times per month. At times, when potential adopters want to meet the foster dog outside of the adoption fair, we may ask that you show the dog to interested parties at a time and place that is convenient for you