Fosters Needed!

Interesting in Becoming a Foster Care Provider?

Our foster care providers are volunteers who help provide dogs much-needed breaks from the shelter. Foster homes come in all shapes and sizes, and there are as many reasons people choose to foster as there are dogs in need of foster homes.

We need for foster families to help our dogs who have health issues, need a break from the shelter, or could use some work on their social or behavior skills before being adopted. No matter your lifestyle or current pets, we can help find the right match for your family. If you’re wondering what fostering is like, read the foster stories at the bottom of this page.

When you foster, all expenses are paid, including food. To learn more about fostering, please read on, and then contact us at sacramentocountydogs@gmail.com.

Common Concerns About Fostering–And Our Responses

Unsure how fostering could possibly fit into your busy life? Have questions or concerns? Please read this helpful article.

Still want to learn more? Read the PBSOC Dog Fostering Handbook.

Foster Application

The first step in fostering is to complete an application so that we can match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle, family and current pets. Please fill out our foster application. Once completed, save as a new pdf document (if you have the ability), scan it or take a picture with your phone and return it as an attachment to sacramentocountydogs@gmail.com.

Dogs in Need of Foster Homes

Posey

posey_a739137This pretty girl was born to please her people! She is gentle, and sweet in every way. She lives for some snuggles and just wants to make her people smile! Posey does not participate in shelter playgroups and would like to be the only canine in the home but she has more than enough love to go around. The shelter is covering Posey’s heartworm treatment but she needs a comfy place to stay. Can you help Posey out?

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Poppy is a wonderful, energetic young gal that is eager to experience new things and see new sights!! She is currently having a blast participating in playgroups with other playful dogs, and would love to land a foster home with a canine pal that wants to PLAY! Poppy is currently part of a court case, and will need a long term foster home.

 

Honey

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Honey is one impressive pup! She lives to please her people. She is well mannered and loves to snuggle. Honey does not participate in shelter playgroups and would like to be your only canine pal, but she’s got plenty of love to give. She has been with us since August and since she loves the company of people, the shelter is a tough place for her. She’d much rather wait for her forever home in your company. Can you open your home to Honey?Click here to learn more about Honey.

 

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Choppa is an outgoing, young, social dog. While at the shelter she enjoys playgroups with other outgoing dogs. She is currently part of a court case and will need a long term foster while she until she is available for a forever home. We loved to see her spend this time in a warm home instead of the shelter. Can you open your home to an amazing dog like Choppa?

 

 

Ginger

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Ginger is a young, playful girl who’d really love to spend her time in a home as opposed to the shelter. She currently enjoys participating in playgroups with other well-mannered playful dogs. Ginger is currently part of a court case and will need a long term foster. Can you help this sweet girl spend this time in a loving home?

 

Beau

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Beau is an outstanding, well-mannered boy who would love a family of his own. He thinks people are the absolute greatest and is always ready for a little bit of cuddling. When he’s not stealing your heart during a cuddling session, he’s sure to wow you with how smart he is! You can learn more about Beau on his profile. Can you let Beau hang out with you until he finds his forever home? Email us today!

 

Brooke

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Brooke lives for people which makes the shelter a difficult place for her. She is happiest when near people and enjoys meeting new people in a very calm manner. It doesn’t take much to please this girl, just a little of your attention. Unfortunately, this makes shelter life horrible for her. Brooke would much rather spend her time with people while she waits for her forever home. Do you have some room in your heart and home for Brooke?

 

Sammy

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Sammy is an affectionate, silly, fun-loving girl. She loves to be with her people and was born to please. She hates her kennel and would really love a foster family while she waits for her forever home. Sammy is an easy going dog who only needs a little bit of play, and then she’s all about the relaxing. Do you have a comfy couch or dog bed that Sammy could relax on? Contact us today!

 

Alston

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Alston is one gorgeous snuggling expert. He lives to be loved and love you in return and he would love to be fostered while he waits for his forever home. When he’s not participating in playgroups with gentle and light female dogs he enjoys learning and pleasing his people. Do you love dogs who love people? Then Alston is the foster for you. Can you give Alston some love while he waits for his forever home? Contact us today.

 

Duke

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Are you looking for a dog that’s always ready to cuddle? Then Duke is your boy. This handsome, easy-going boy loves his people and loves to cuddle. The shelter is a very stressful place for him because he is missing people. We would love to see him in a foster home where he can relax until his forever home finds him. Duke is a low-key boy and won’t need much, just a comfy place to relax and someone to cuddle with. Are you the foster home for Duke?

 

Angelo

Angelo_A731060Angelo has been with us far too long, and we cannot fathom why. He is an affectionate dog who loves nothing more than to cuddle with his people. He’s incredibly smart, and already has basic commands down! We need a committed foster willing to give Angelo the place to decompress from a long stay at the shelter. Angelo was born to be a house dog, but has yet to find his forever home. Can you open your home to Angelo?

 

Are you able to provide long term foster? 

Did you know that we have several dogs with pending court cases? They would much rather wait in a home than in a shelter kennel. If you have a little extra room in your heart and home please consider helping a court case dog. Email us today for more information.

Additional Dogs Needing Foster:

We have several dogs with pending court cases. Each of them are special and overdue to know what it’s like to be loved. It is unknown how long their cases will last, but we know it’s too long to live in a lonely shelter. If you are interested in being a very special foster for one of these very special dogs, contact us today.

We have a packed shelter so getting any dog into foster is helpful. Contact us today, and our counselors can match you with a dog to foster that fits your family, life style and current pets.

Some Important Facts About Being a Foster Care Provider:
      • no experience necessary; we will provide support and training
      • all supplies and medical care provided, so no expense falls on the foster provider
      • length of foster commitment can vary from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the needs of the dog
      • you get to choose the dog you take home with the help of someone familiar with the dogs; dog placement is based on the needs of the foster care provider as matched with an individual dog
      • fostering one dog does not commit you to fostering more dogs in the future, but once you try it, we bet you’ll be hooked!
      • it’s okay if you work full time; many dogs just need a safe, quiet place to stay, and we will work with your situation to find a dog who meets your need

FOSTER STORIES

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