Our Vision

The bridge to creating a positive and inclusive animal foster community.

Our Mission

Foster Dogs, Inc. is the leading organization in creating positive, inclusive foster communities by providing support, experience, and innovative programs.

What We Do

Foster Dogs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects rescue organizations, adopters, fosters, and other partners together in our shared mission to help animals in need. We create a comfortable, welcoming environment through open communication and support. As the leading community resource, we provide expert advice, quality marketing, and several outstanding specialized programs.


Foster Dogs was founded in 2009 by Sarah Brasky. There was a need at the time–and still very much so–for a go-to, user-friendly resource and organization dedicated solely to foster care, particularly in the New York area. Sarah created Foster Dogs after fostering a dog through the ACC city shelter, and discovering that she could make a difference in promoting this need and opportunity.

Sarah has worked tirelessly to grow and improve Foster Dogs throughout the years, and has helped it blossom from a small blog to a thriving nonprofit organization with several dozen volunteers and hundreds of incredible success stories. 

Foster Dogs is dedicated to the advancement of education about fostering and rescue, and to creating a positive and inclusive foster community. While we are currently focused on the NYC area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island), we also work to promote fostering nationally and around the world.

Lifesaving Statistics

Beginning in March 2018, Foster Dogs began pulling dogs from the New York City shelter Animal Care Centers. All dogs to date have been seniors, some arriving as strays, others as owner-surrenders. Each dog has experienced life in a loving foster home during their time waiting for an adopter, entering our unique programs including Famous Fosters and Fospice [foster + hospice].

Thanks to Shelter Animals Count, we have the ability to share our lifesaving numbers and to collaborate with national animal welfare organizations and foundations.