Just starting out on your journey into foster care, or want a refresher? Our Foster Dog Manual is informative and free!

About our Manual:

Our Foster Dog Manual is game-changing: What to Expect When You’re Fos’pecting! This incredible guide is available (free) to the public, distributed around the country. 

Request a paper copy of the Foster Dog Manual for your shelter or business


Our goal is to increase foster efforts in more cities, thus increasing the amount of lives saved for shelter dogs. Every time one dog finds a foster home, he/she is safe and is one step closer to finding an adopter. But that’s not all: you help free up space in the shelter for another dog in need. Many shelters euthanize dogs (even young puppies) due to a lack of adopters / foster homes / space. Fostering helps tackle this dilemma, one dog at a time.

Fostering should be a positive experience, one that you will want to repeat at every possible opportunity.

Thanks to photographer Sophie Gamand and graphic designer Dorie Herman, we created a gorgeous, appealing, quick-start guide to fostering a dog. Gamand’s adorable vibrant images feature shelter dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds, taken at shelters around the United States. Our Foster Dogs team including Sarah BraskyTara Bahl, and Lauren Hirata prepared the information and text within the guide. We talked with professional dog trainer Andrea Arden to gather crucial training tips, to support your awareness of best practices with a new dog.

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