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 and fill out our foster application.

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.

Click here for resources for our foster families.

Still want to learn more? Read the SSPA 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.

Dogs in Need of Foster Homes


Sammy is an affectionate, silly, fun-loving girl. She loves to be with her people and was born to please. She hates her kennel and would really love a foster family while she waits for her forever home. Sammy is an easy going dog who only needs a little bit of play, and then she’s all about the relaxing. Do you have a comfy couch or dog bed that Sammy could relax on? Contact us today!


Letty is a sweet, young girl who just wants to experience the perfect life she deserves. She is currently unavailable for adoption but would much rather spend that time with a foster family. Can you show Letty how truly great life can be?



Zena is an amazing girl who hasn’t had the best start to her life. She is currently involved in a court case, so she is not available for adoption just yet, but she deserves to spend her time in a home. Can you share your home and heart with Zena?




Roger was made to please people. He loves them and would do anything to make them happy. Roger belongs in a home with people and sitting in a shelter is bumming him out! While he waits for his forever home, we would love for a foster family to open their homes to Roger. Can Roger come wait with you?


Our sweet Ginger girl is coming out of her shell more and more every day, but we know that she would truly flourish in a home environment. She loves the company of other dogs and wants a canine companion to spend time with. Can you show Ginger the good things in life and let her spend some tome with you?



Kaiser recently became available for adoption after an extended stay due to a court case. Kaiser is a playful young dog who is already mastering his basic obedience. He is ready to live the good life and we would love for him to start his journey outside the shelter walls as soon as possible. Can you help Kaiser enjoy life while he waits for his forever home?



This playful boy is not a fan of the monotony of shelter life. He’s a fun loving adventurous pup looking for a family to take him along for the ride. We would love to see Reiko in a foster home instead of couped up in a kennel. Can Reiko come play with you while he waits for his forever family to find him?



Our sweet Annie girl has been with us far too long and we just don’t get it! She loves people and is sure to put a smile on your face everyday. Kennel life is rough for this young girl because it keeps her away from spending time with her people. Can you give Annie some love while she waits for her home?



Are you able to provide long term foster? 

Did you know that we have several dogs with pending court cases? They would much rather wait in a home than in a shelter kennel. If you have a little extra room in your heart and home please consider helping a court case dog. Email us today for more information.

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


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