Fosters Needed!

We need your help!

The shelter is usually at or beyond capacity! 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 the page!

When you foster, all expenses are paid, including food. To learn more about fostering, please read the extensive information below–and contact us at sacramentocountydogs@gmail.com.

ADOPTION

All needing foster are also available for adoption. If they have health issues, then you would foster-to-adopt them. That means you can bring them home and make them part of your family as the shelter treats them and provides all medical care. Once they get the clean bill of health, you can make it official and adopt!

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.

Fritz

This little squishy ball of sunshine came to us with an extensive wound on his leg. We weren’t sure how the healing would go, but he has progressed beautifully! His wound is healing well but he needs a little time in foster receiving lots of smooches on his fat walrus lips to get him all the way healed and ready for adoption. He did well during his initial dog sociability assessment, but due to his wound he should not be allowed to fully romp with other canine pals. He’s been at the shelter for WAY TOO LONG already, but is still a perfect gentleman. Can’t anyone scoop this amazing guy? Check out his webpage for pics and a full bio!

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.

Teddy

Super soft alert! This guy is as sweet as they come, and I mean sweet!!! He is terrified in shelter, and needs a home where he can build his confidence. Visit his webpage and contact us ASAP if you can take this precious guy away from this scary place.

Sutton

Sutton has been at our shelter for a couple months now and that is just no fun. What she needs more than anything is to get in to a home to decompress from the chaos of shelter life, and show off just how lovely of a lady she is! Please consider opening your home to this girl. Visit Sutton’s webpage for her full bio and lots of pictures!

Mae

Mae has been with us for some time now with no interest from potential adopters! This gal is amazing and needs a couch to crash on… got couch? We have dog! Visit Mae’s webpage to learn more about this sweet girl.

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!

 

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 our new PB SOC Dog Fostering Handbook.

Dogs In Need of Foster Care

We have dogs coming in each day, often with medical needs, or sometimes they’re just too soft and scared in the shelter. When you submit your application, tell us about your current pets, your work hours and a little bit about your family so that we can find a dog that fits with your home and life style.

Interested in Fostering?

Contact us at sacramentocountydogs@gmail.com if you think you can help. We have dogs who have medical issues and lots who would do better in a home setting. As always, SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Someone you know may know someone else who can help. Thank you!

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 the foster application: 2014-Shelter-Foster-App. 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.

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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