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.

Foster Dog Bio Questionnaire 

Our goal is to relay the most up to date and accurate information to potential adopters which is where you come in, if you are already fostering a dog through SS Pets Alive please fill out this form so we can update your foster dog’s web page. We greatly appreciate you opening your heart and home to a dog in need and would like to do all we can to help that dog find their forever family but we can’t do it without you! Also, please don’t forget to send any photos or videos you have to

Dogs in Need of Foster Homes



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 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?



Fez is one hunky dude who loves to explore and is just looking for his perfect adventure buddy. His adventurous nature makes shelter life especially tough on Fez. We would love to see him go to a foster home where he can experience all the amazing things life has to offer. Can Fez come explore with you?



This gorgeous girl is as sweet as they come. She’s got a smile that will light up your whole world and is ready and eager to please. Shelter life is no place for a sweet girl like Kaya, so we would love to see her in a foster home where she can truly shine. Can Kaya wait for her forever home with you?



Where do we even being to describe the awesomeness that is Ranchero. Smart, check. Handsome, check. Affectionate, check. Ranchero checks all the boxes to make a perfect loyal companion, but he hasn’t found his perfect family yet. The stress of shelter life doesn’t allow Ranchero’s awesomeness to truly shine. Can Ranchero come show you just how awesome he is?



Bear is looking for a forever family that allows his silly side to show! He wants nothing more to please his people and hates to make them upset! Shelter life is no place for a social boy like Bear. He wants a family and maybe a canine pal to hang with while he waits to be adopted. Can Bear come play with you till then?



Mandy is one sweet girl with the most gorgeous eyes! One look and she’s sure to melt your heart! She’s an affectionate girl who loves to spend time snuggling with people. Unfortunately, shelter life does not allow her to spend the time with people she craves. We would love for Mandy to spend her time in a foster home with people to dote on. Can Mandy come hang out with you?



Brindle Babe Alert! Cassie is a gorgeous affectionate girl who just wants a family to her own. She was previously in a foster home, but her foster family had to move and could not continue to foster. They reported that Cassie was an excellent house guest and they enjoyed hosting her. We would love to get Cassie back in a home ASAP. Can you open your home to an amazing guest like Cassie?



Stevie is one smart, spunky guy with an adventurous side. He loves people and wants nothing more than to be your adventure buddy for life. Shelter life is rough on Stevie as he does not get the mental and physical stimulation he so desperately craves. Can Stevie come adventure with you while he waits for a forever family?



Dwight is one handsome guy just looking for a person to cuddle with. He’s super smart and would do anything to please his people and after a quick walk he’s ready to cuddle right in your lap. Dwight is missing all the cuddles a forever family gives, so we’d love for him to go to a foster while he waits. Can Dwight come cuddle with you?



Jonas is a smart boy who despises shelter life! He’s come out of his shell a lot since we first met him, but we loved to see him away from the stress of the shelter where his silly side can truly shine. He’s a quick learner and enjoys his walks with training mixed in. Can you get to know Jonas?


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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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