Dog Foster Program

Fosters provide a temporary living space for dogs in our program while they await their forever homes.

We need fosters for all different kinds of dogs; including stressed-out shy dogs, those healing from medical problems, pregnant mamas, and, of course, pups who simply need some notes on their home behavior!

To get started, fill out our Foster Application below!


Apply to Foster an FOS Dog

After filling out our Foster Application, please sign our Foster Program Agreement. Once your application has been approved and your waiver has been signed, you will be contacted by a Friends of Strays staff member when we have a dog who needs your help!

key responsibilities

Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.

Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter.

Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate

Monitor for physical and mental wellbeing.

Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments.

The Benefits of Fostering aN FOS Dog

There are so many benefits to opening your heart and home to foster a dog, but just to name a few: 


  • Have a dog companion without the lifetime commitment.

  • Help a dog recover, with all medical care covered by FOS!

  • Give extra TLC to puppies who are too young to be adopted.

  • Open up space at the shelter for another dog - or two - to be saved.

Dog foster resources

Dog Foster Application

Dog Foster Program Agreement

Dog Foster Handbook

Important Information
Bite Protocol

Introducing Your Resident Dog

Scared Dog Handout

Dos and Donts

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