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

Medical Fosters

Medical fosters are being treated by the shelter. Even once they are given the “all clear,” we ask that our fosters host them in their home until they are adopted. Medical fosters are also available for foster-to-adopt, which means the shelter will treat their condition until healed, but you can make them part of your family today! Contact us today to foster a dog getting medical care.

Luna

Luna is in need of ACL repair and we are desperately seeking a foster for her so we can move forward with the repair. She will need 4 weeks on antibiotics and to lose a few pounds prior to the surgery.  She is about as perfect as can be! Lovable with humans, great with other dogs, and adorable to boot! Check out this special girl’s webpage and then let us know if you can host this volunteer favorite.

Non-medical Fosters

All dogs at the shelter suffer from some degree of kennel stress. They would do much better in a home, living as a companion as they were meant to be.

 Danny

Danny is one amazing stud so why is he still with us?!! This guy is all manners and an absolute dream and we would love to get him out of the shelter asap! Check out his webpage for more on this very special gentleman.

Archie

Archie also needs a foster ASAP. He’s a gorgeous, compact boy with a fun loving spirit. He’s great with other playful dogs and an affectionate lap dog with humans. He is crate and house trained, and ready to join you! Please consider opening your home to this special guy. Visit his webpage for his full bio, pictures and some fun playgroup videos. He needs a foster right away, so contact us if you can help him!

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

What Do Fosters Do?

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