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

 Ella Mae

Ella Mae--idElla Mae, with her squishy face and wiggly body, is ready to kiss shelter life goodbye! She loves humans and playing with other gently and dainty canine companions. Check out her webpage and contact us if you can share your home with this beautiful gal

 Cinnamon

Cinnamon_A736607Sweet Cinnamon is loves meeting new people, especially if they snuggle with her! This happy-go-lucky girl is also a smartie and is human motivated and eager to learn. With her big smile, she’s ready to impress anyone she meets. Cinnamon wants to show off her skills and share her love with a foster family while she waits for her forever home. Check out her webpage and contact us if you can share your home with Cinnamon!

 Gigi

Gigi_A737607Gigi may have some grey on her face and mellow energy, but she still has a pep in her step! We would love if this sweet gal could spend her time in a foster home and get all the pampering and love she deserves! All she needs is a comfy bed, a walk around the block, and all the love you can give. Check out her webpage and contact us if you can share your home with Gigi!

 Buster

Buster_A676458Buster is the complete package! His good looks and rockstar personality is no match for the shelter life. He’s shown to do well with gentle and playful dogs in our shelter playgroups, and we believe he’s housebroken. If you want to open up your home to this hubba hubba then please check out his webpage and contact us.

Cogsworth

Cogsworth thrives off of human interaction especially if snuggling is involved. Shelter Cogsworth_A738874life is no place for this handsome boy and it’s making him anxious. Cogsworth has shown to do well with gentle and dainty dogs in the shelter playgroups, and is ready to trade his kennel for a human lap. Check out his webpage and contact us if you can share your home with Cogsworth!

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

What Do Fosters Do?