Please complete an application. After approval, you will be notified when a dog in your area is in need (assuming the dog is a good match based on what we know about the dog. Obviously, we will not place a foster dog who is known to be cat aggressive in a foster home with cats.)
Any dog already in foster care is not eligible for foster-to-adopt, as we will not move dogs around for the potential adopter to try it out. Foster-to-adopt is only available for dogs that will be coming into our program in the future.
We ask the foster home to provide food, water, shelter, love, and more love. All vet bills are paid by SOS unless the foster chooses to do otherwise.
The goal is to get the dog ready for adoption. You would be responsible for taking the dog to the vet, evaluating the dog's personality and behavior, grooming the dog, and working on basic obedience with the dog. Additionally, pictures and profiles are necessary to let potential adopters know about the dog. Copies of all vet records and periodic updates are also required to be emailed or faxed to SOS.
In order to make sure your foster dog is placed in an appropriate home, you will be involved in the selection and adoption process for our foster. No one knows your foster better than you, and we rely heavily on your input to help ensure a happy, permanent placement!
Of course! The foster home has the first option on any dog they foster.