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 Needing Foster

Browse our dogs and puppies in need of a caring 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.

Dog Foster Resources

Want to learn more? Visit the Dog Foster FAQs page

Virtual Foster Program

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.

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