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

Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper came to the shelter severely underweight and still needs to gain a few pounds. The stress of shelter life makes it harder to heal, so we’re hoping someone can open their home to this sweet, affectionate boy. Show Dr. Pepper what it’s like to be an adored indoor pet, and you’ll forever be his hero. Visit his webpage and contact us if interested in fostering him.

Petey

Petey is the life of the party! Such a social boy would do so much better in a home. If you have a playful dog in the home, Petey will fit right in. Check out his webpage and contact us if you can open your home to him.

Simon

Simon pneumonia, and has recovered. Now he is overdue for some pampering. He enjoys the company of gentle playing dogs, but needs to lay low right now. Check out his webpage to learn all about him. Can you host this handsome guy and treat him like a prince? We’d love to hear from you!

Pedro

Sweet, silly Pedro would do so much better in a real home. He’s way too soft for shelter life. Check out his webpage and contact us if you can share your home with this young guy.

Buck

Buck is heartworm positive, and available for adoption! This guy would love to undergo his treatment and await his forever home with a foster family. He would love to have a gentle canine companion! Buck is  the coolest. We just love him and you will too! Visit Buck’s webpage for more photos and more.

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?