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


This gorgeous specimen is recovering from TTA surgery. He’s super affectionate and ready to cuddle, hug, and offer up some slobbery kisses. Stu is an easy-going boy with a low key demeanor who just needs some rest and recovery and would love to have a gentle and playful canine pal when he’s feeling better! To find out more about Stu, visit his webpage for more info.



Denali just had urethra surgery, so he’s feeling miserable. A cozy bed in your home would make his recovery so much easier. He’s smart, goofy and hunky, and he’s convinced he’s lapdog material. Check out his webpage and email us right away if Denali can crash with you. He would enjoy a playful canine buddy in his home, though he will need to take it easy for a bit.



The shelter is no place for this sweet, laid back gal. This gorgeous gal loves everyone she meets and has the added bonus of some fabulous manners. To find out more about Pepsi, visit her webpage for more info.


Taz is an adorable, squishy faced one year old who needs a place to flourish and someone to snuggle with. To find out more about Taz, visit his webpage for more info.


This gorgeous gal just needs a break. Diamond is mannerly and lovely and would do well with a gentle and dainty playmate. She’s awesome on leash, aims to please, loves her squeaky toys and is a great combination of playful energy and then some relaxation. To find out more about Diamond, visit her webpage for more info.of

 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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