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

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

Dogs in Need of Foster Homes


Wrigley has ringworm, commonly called athlete’s foot in humans. The shelter is treating it, but we’d like to get him into a foster home ASAP where he can relax and recover, and then wait to be adopted. Treatment will take about 8 weeks. This gorgeous blue boy has impeccable manners and loves everyone he meets. Please visit his webpage for more info and contact us if you can host this special boy. RATHER ADOPT? Wrigley is available for foster-to-adopt, which means you get to bring him home and fall in love while the shelter treats his ringworm. Once he gets the all clear, you’ll make it official! Free vet care for a couple months? Go for it! Submit your application if you want to make Wrigley part of your family.


Buster came into the shelter with an injury that hadn’t healed well, so his back leg was amputated. That’s not getting him down, though… it is the loneliness of his kennel that has him extremely stressed. He has fully recovered from the surgery, but he is losing weight quickly due to stress. We want to get this skinny minny out of here right away. Buster enjoys the company of gentle and playful dogs and he loves people. Give him a few pets and he melts into you. He doesn’t have any special needs. He loves his toys, splashing in water, and his walks. He could be a good running or hiking buddy once he builds up some endurance. Check out his webpage for more info, videos and pictures. 


Out of her kennel, Tabitha shoots off rays of sunshine. She’s such a silly, sweet and loving girl. We can’t get enough of her. But she’s had way too much of her lonely kennel. She’s super stressed and not showing well. If you can offer this chunk of gooey goodness a home as she waits to get adopted, we want to hear from you! Check out Tabitha’s webpage to learn more about her.


Additional Dogs Needing Foster:

We have a packed shelter and lots of stressed dogs. 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


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