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Street Dog Foundation Foster Program

Street dog Foundation has limited space at our facilities, so we depend on volunteers to provide loving foster homes for our dogs while they wait to find the perfect family.  Street dog provides all of the food, toys, medical care and other needed items. Volunteers provide the love!  

There are several options for fostering so that you can choose what best fits your lifestyle. Our Foster and Integration teams are ready to help you find the best fit and to help introduce a foster to any other pets in your household. 

  • Day Trips: Our dogs in boarding long for companionship, so why not take them to a nearby park for a walk, to a dog-friendly patio for some lunch, or  to meet up with some furry friends?
  • Weekend/Short Term Foster: When long term fosters go on vacations, or if a dog in boarding just needs a break, weekend fostering lets you spend time with a pup without the long term commitment.
  • Long Term Foster: Fosters open their homes for dogs until they find the perfect family. This can be several weeks to several months.

If you are interested in fostering for any length of time, please fill out the application at the bottom of this page.

  • By agreeing to foster in partnership with Street Dog Foundation, I agree to the following:

    PET HEALTH AND DISPOSITION
    Street Dog Foundation cannot guarantee the health or disposition of any foster animal. We do not have past records for these animals, and there are some risks associated with taking in foster animals.

    I agree that all family pets will be current on all shots, and that a representative of Street Dog Foundation has permission to contact my veterinarian to confirm the information provided in this application regarding my pets, and I consent to the release of such veterinary information by my veterinarian to Street Dog Foundation.

    I agree to be fully responsible for the safety and well being of my foster pet. I will provide a safe, loving, humane environment with adequate food, water, and shelter at all times. I will not declaw, crop ears, or dock the tail of my foster pets. I will adhere to all state and local animal laws. I will promptly notify Street Dog Foundation of any signs of illness, behavioral issues or concerns, an inability to continue to foster, if the pet becomes lost, and/or if the pet bites someone.

    TRANSFER OF ANIMALS
    Animals cannot be transferred to the custody of another person, shelter, humane society, or other entity without prior consent and permission of Street Dog Foundation. I agree not to place this pet in another home without the written or verbal authorization from Street Dog Foundation, whether it be temporary or permanent.

    RETURN OF ANIMALS
    All the pets in the Street Dog Foundation foster program are the property of Street Dog Foundation and must be returned within 24 hours of request. I agree that I am fostering this pet for Street Dog Foundation and that I do not have any right of ownership over my foster animal. I further agree that Street Dog Foundation’s rights in and to my foster pet are superior to mine. I agree to provide Street Dog Foundation access to my home and property to check on my foster pet at any time while I am in possession of my foster pet.

    If, at any time, I become interested in permanently adopting any animal I am fostering for Street Dog Foundation, I agree to complete a separate adoption application. I acknowledge that I will be subject to the same adoption process and evaluation as all other adopters with Street Dog Foundation.

    PERSONAL OR PROPERTY DAMAGE AND/OR INJURY
    I agree that accidental animal bites or other injuries to humans and other animals do occur, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify, and protect Street Dog Foundation from any claim or suit filed by someone as a result of such incident. In addition, Street Dog Foundation will not be responsible if any foster pet should damage or destroy property belonging to Foster Caregiver, their household, or others, or if the animal shall transfer any disease, internal or external parasite to other animals and people in Foster Caregiver’s household.

    I understand that if I am approved for fostering, this declaration represents a legal contract between me, as the Foster Caregiver, and Street Dog Foundation. I understand that if I am approved to foster an animal, I must abide by this agreement and that this agreement applies to any and all animals I foster with Street Dog Foundation.

    ACCURACY OF INFORMATION
    By signing below, I acknowledge that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. If at any time the information I have provided changes, I will provide the updated information to Street Dog Foundation.

    Type your first and last name below to indicate your acceptance of these terms. This will act as your signature and indicates your agreement to be bound by these terms.