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!

Step 1: To get started, fill out our Foster Application below!

Apply to Foster an FOS Dog

Step 2:

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