Foster a Dog

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 home notes!

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The Benefits of Fostering

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

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Have a dog companion without the lifetime commitment.

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Help a dog recover, with all the medical care covered by APA!

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

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

Dogs Looking for Fosters

Browse our Trello Board to see dogs in need of a loving foster home.

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Why Foster?

There are some dogs in our care who cannot live in the shelter, so we rely on foster homes to save their lives.

Key Responsibilities

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Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.

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

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Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate.

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Monitor for physical and mental wellbeing.

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Transport to/from any necessary free vet appointments at APA!'s Town Lake location.

Want to learn more? Visit the Dog Foster FAQs page

Teen Foster Program

We offer a hands-on opportunity for teens who want to help homeless animals and earn community service hours for school or an organization. Together with their families, teens can foster a dog or cat and receive experience caring for an animal!

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