Foster homes are the backbone of the rescue operation! We don’t  have any type of shelter facility, and believe dogs do best when they are part of a family environment. All of our dogs live with caring, committed and qualified people who help them take the next steps in their lives.

Fostering is a huge, and hugely rewarding, responsibility. If you’re ready to open your home to a dog in need, fill out our FOSTER APPLICATION now.

What does is expected of a Foster?
You provide a loving home for this dog until it gets adopted. This includes reinforcing obedience and teaching them to be household companions. You will know your dog better than anyone else, so we ask that you write up a description of your foster for our website. Provide good photos and try to take some video clips of cuteness. Additionally, we ask foster parents to attend one of our monthly training sessions prior to an adoption event.

What is provided?
SAB covers the costs of all medical care. We will provide a crate, food, collar and leash for the dog, along with bowls if you need them. Occasionally we receive donations of treats and toys to hand out as well. However, remember – all expenses associated with your foster dog are tax deductible! We would love to be able to pay for toys and other things for our dogs, but we are a non-profit organization, and simply cannot afford to reimburse you for these items.

How long will I have my foster?
The honest answer is: until they find their perfect home. As a guideline expect anywhere from 2-6 months but it can be anywhere from a few days to months, and sometimes longer.

What if I go on vacation while fostering?
We have some volunteers that are able to help out with respite care when given enough notice. Please let us know as far in advance as possible, one week minimum, and we can make arrangements.

Will I be sad when my foster is adopted?
Honestly, letting them go, especially the first one, is not easy. All the fosters have been through this and will share their stories. All of our dogs go to the best homes, and seeing that you just helped someone add to their family is very rewarding. Many adoptees send us regular updates and stop by adoption events down the line.

What if I want to adopt my Foster Dog.
This happens all of the time! We will lovingly call you a “foster failure.”

If you have what it takes and want to make the difference between life and death to one deserving dog, please fill out a foster application today!