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Foster Program

The Adopt-A-Dog Foster Program is designed to provide temporary homes for dogs in need. While a dog is in foster, this allows an open space at the shelter to save another dog in need. The foster dog gets to experience a home environment where they can learn and showcase the skills they have been taught at Adopt-A-Dog. 

There are a few different types of fosters Adopt-A-Dog looks for.

  • Puppies
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Medical

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.

Foster To Adopt

It can be a big decision to adopt a dog and one that is made a little bit easier when you choose to foster to adopt! Fostering to adopt gives you the opportunity to have the dog you are interested in adopting in your home for a trial period, typically about a week, so that you can decide whether you would like to proceed with adopting them.


Fill out our adoptions questionnaire online and we will set up a time for you to come in and meet the dog or dogs that you are interested in adopting. In your appointment, we would discuss whether the dog or dogs that you are interested in are available for a foster to adopt.

If they are, we will set up a time for you to either pick them up or if you have another pet at home, we would bring them to your home to ensure they get along. We will bring all the supplies necessary for a foster such as food, crate, bedding, toys, bowls-the works!

Our Adoptions and Foster team would stay in touch with you while you are fostering to address any questions, concerns, and comments, and when you are nearing the end of your foster-to-adopt, we would set up a time for you to come in and adopt!

If for whatever reason while fostering to adopt you change your mind about the dog you are interested in, please let us know so we can either suggest a new dog or wait to see if a better match comes along. If you choose not to adopt while doing a foster to adopt, we will work with you to help find a better match next time. We would much rather a potential adopter be open with us about what they are looking for so that both the adopter and their new canine family member are in agreement!


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