Become a Foster!
Thank you for wanting to foster! Becoming a foster for Adopt-A-Dog is a fantastic opportunity to give your time and care to a homeless animal in need. Our fosters help us with temporary homes for our youngest of dogs to our seniors and everyone in between. By providing a home and care for a foster dog, our fosters are provided with the supplies and support that they need to succeed and to keep fostering well into the future.
How do I begin fostering?
The first step is to choose what kind of fostering you would like to do:
1. Slumber Party/Overnight with a shelter dog: Taking a shelter dog on an overnight is a great way to dip your toes into having a dog while giving a dog a well-deserved break from their kennel.
How do I go on a sleepover? Fill out our Foster Application HERE and indicate that you would like to take a dog on a sleepover. We will then contact you to set up a time to come in and meet dogs that could be a good fit for a sleepover and go over the guidelines of fostering. The next step is picking up your dog to bring for an overnight and having a blast!
2. Short-term fostering: Whether a weekend or a week, we have opportunities for fosters that may not have the ability to have a dog or second dog long-term. This is an excellent opportunity around the holidays when you may have more free time and it helps prepare a homeless dog for holidays at their future home!
How do I start a short-term foster? Fill out our Foster Application HERE and indicate that you are interested in short-term or holiday fostering. We will contact you to set up a time to come in and meet dogs that could work well and go over the guidelines of fostering. The next step would be to pick up your dog to foster.
3. Long-term fostering: If we have a litter of puppies, a senior dog or even an adult dog that does not do well in a kennel environment, we try and get them into a long-term foster as soon as possible. Whether it be for a few weeks or months, long-term fostering helps prepare these dogs for a home of their own right away. We are with you every step of the way for advice, supplies and help!
How do I do a long-term foster? Fill out our Foster Application HERE and indicate that you are interested in doing a long-term foster and if you are interested in fostering an adult or senior dog for a longer period of time or if you would be more interested in fostering puppies for longer. We will then contact you about which dogs are currently available and have you come in to meet them and go over the guidelines of fostering.