How to Foster a Dog and What It Means

Typically 1-8 weeks shelter dogs stay in home environments while waiting for forever families.

Short Term Care  

Go through screening ensuring your home meets foster dogs' needs before being matched.

Apply At Local Shelters  

Shop for supplies like food bowls, beds, leashes. Puppy proof property by removing dangers.  

Prepare Essentials 

The shelter pays for all food, medical care, medications, accessories while in foster care.

Cover All Costs

Focus on socialization, training basics, building confidence coming from stressful environments.

Help Dogs Decompress  

Keep records on eating, activity patterns, interactions with people/pets noting any concerns.

Monitor Health

Shelters handle adoption process but you'll need to bring dogs to meet potential adopters.

Facilitate Meet & Greets

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