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

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Ginger is a young, playful girl who’d really love to spend her time in a home as opposed to the shelter. She currently enjoys participating in playgroups with other well-mannered playful dogs. Ginger is currently part of a court case and will need a long term foster. Can you help this sweet girl spend this time in a loving home?




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!




Mustang loves people so being in the shelter with limited people time is awful for him. He’s an incredibly smart boy who is quickly taking to all his basic obedience skills. We would love to see him in a home where he could continue to master his skills and get all the cuddles he wants. Can Mustang come hang with you for a bit?



Don’t let the name fool you, Grammy is a young girl looking for her forever home. She thinks people and belly rubs are just the greatest and would love a home where she can relax cuddled up next you. Her love of people is making shelter life hard on her  everyday she watches people walk by and she’s still here. Can Grammy  spend some time with you while she waits for her forever home?




Grape is full of personality and can’t wait to meet you to show it off! She loves people and enjoys meeting new people. She’ll steal your heart as soon as she looks at you with the adorable mug, but she’s been in the shelter for awhile and we would love to get her in a home. She doesn’t need much, just time to play then cuddle. Are you ready to meet Grape?



Trevor loves meeting new people, and enjoys getting his play on. He’s one gorgeous boy, but unfortunately he does not show well in his kennel because he hates it there! We would love to see this gorgeous boy wait for his forever home with a foster family that can give him the mental and physical stimulation he needs. Can Trevor hang with you for a bit?




Holts is one amazing dog! He is smart, affectionate, and silly all wrapped into one. This sweet boy loves life and lives to put a smile on peoples faces, but shelter life is beginning to take its toll. Being in a kennel all day doesn’t allow him much time to play or be near people. We would for him to wait for his forever home with a foster family that can make him just as happy as he promises to make you. Can Holts come play with you for awhile?


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Kaiser has been with us for awhile already, and due to an ongoing court case we’re unsure when he will be available for adoption. Kaiser is a young boy who is learning to love life, but has yet to see all the amazing things life has to offer. Kaiser deserves to spend his wait in a foster home where he can see just how amazing life can be.  Can you show Kaiser the good life?




Zena is current the subject of an ongoing court case; therefore, she won’t be
unavailable for adoption until the case ends. We think Zena would enjoy spending this time in a home much more than at the shelter. Zena is a sweet girl who is ready to see all the good things life has to offer. Can you open your home to a special girl like Zena?



Roger loves people and lives to please! He wants nothing more than to by side-by-side with his people, so shelter life is making him sad. We would love to get Roger into a foster home where he can spend his time with people rather than in a kennel. Can you spend some time with Roger?



Alpine loves to learn and thrives on mental stimulation, something shelter life does not give him enough of; therefore, kennel life is starting to wear on him. We would urgently love to see Alpine in a foster home that will give him room to run as well as plenty of mental stimulation. Alpine is looking for an adult household that can provide him with consistency and boundaries. Can you help Alpine flourish?



There’s so many amazing things to say about Xanna we don’t know where to start. She’s well mannered, gentle and easy to please. It’s obvious to us that Xanna was meant to be a family gal and we’re just waiting for an adopter to see it too! While she waits Xanna would to spend some tine with you. Can Xanna wow you with her manners as a guest?



We’re not quite sure how bubbles ended up with us, but it’s very clear to us that he was meant to be a family dog. He loves people and being in the shelter away from people is stressing him out. Bubbles would love to find a home where he can relax and cuddle alongside his family. Can you give Bubbles a comfy couch to cuddle on?



This sweet girl is currently recovering from some skin issues and we would love to see her in a foster home where she can relax, heal, and receive much needed TLC. Don’t let the name fool you, Baby is a mature girl and just needs a quiet place to heal. Can you help Baby on her journey to a new start?



This playful girl is not loving shelter life one bit. Once she gets to know you she falls in love and wants to be by your side  so much so that she even enjoys to give hugs. Cherry would love to spend her time in a home that can help her learn just how amazing life can be. Can you spend some time with Cherry while she waits for her forever home?



Ivan loves to go for walks and bonds really quickly with his handler. He’s a silly boy who was not meant for shelter life. He can be a little shy at first, but once he’s warmed up he will love to be by your side. Ivan needs a foster home that will let him take things slow and show that silly side we know he has. Can you help Ivan come out of his shell?

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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