Browse our dogs and puppies in need of a caring foster home.
A lifesaving program that matches a foster with a dog within minutes of the foster arriving at our shelter.
View our collection of Dog Foster Resources.
Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.
Provide food, water, toys/enrichment, and shelter.
Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate.
Monitor for physical and mental wellbeing.
Transport to/from any necessary free vet appointments at APA!'s Town Lake location.
Actively marketing your foster dog for adoption.
Screening and meeting with potential adopters; being responsive and courteous towards potential adopters; following our adoption protocols.
There are so many benefits to opening your heart and home to foster a dog, but just to name a few:
Join volunteers and staff who watch over the dogs we love in the same way we would if they were actually ours. Be an advocate, trainer, friend, and a sleepover buddy. Start the process to become a virtual foster by becoming an active member of our dog walking program.