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Fostering With Us

*Care for adult dogs, puppies, cats or kittens in home environment
*Work with shelter staff to ensure health and happiness of animal(s)
*Provide feedback to staff about animal in a home environment
*Give medicine/provide medical care of animal, as needed
*Bring foster animal to adoption events or the shelter, as needed
*Provide love, care and socialization with the animal(s)

Requirements: Foster Application and Staff Approval; Knowledge of caring for dogs or cats; Ability to meet the needs of foster animal (shyness, illness, training, socialization, etc.); All personal pets MUST be up to date on shots and spayed/neutered

PLEASE NOTE: Foothills will provide crates, food, and all other supplies needed to ensure a smooth and successful foster experience.

Complete the application below and once received by the Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager, Emily Sathis, you will receive further instructions on signing up for a foster orientation.

K9 Savior Squad

The K9 Savior Squad is an extension of our Canine Foster program. It is specifically geared towards larger dogs and behavioral (non-aggressive) dogs. With this program, anyone who signs up will receive perks, exclusive to the other foster categories, to thank them for taking on our larger and more challenging canine friends. If you are interested in participating in this program, fill out the foster application and under the “Behavioral” section, write ‘K9 Savior Squad’ so that we know you are interested! Large dogs need saving too, why not be the one to offer them a temporary home? Sign up today!

Foster Express Program

The Foster Express Program is a way to provide animals that have been staying at the shelter for long periods of time, a short-term break from shelter life. This means a 3-4 day foster commitment on your part, hence the “express” nature of it! This program also helps staff gain a better understanding of how the animal(s) will behave in a home setting. The Foster Express Program is a great way to get your feet wet in terms of fostering and provide love and care for our amazing animals!

*This program is for dogs, if interested in fostering cats please fill out the general foster application above.


Brynne Smith Memorial Campus
10197 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Adoptions by Appointment
Closed for Walk-In Traffic

Resale Boutique Scottsdale
23030 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Closed

Resale Boutique Carefree
7202 E Ho Rd Suite C
Carefree, AZ 85377
Tues-Sat 10AM-5PM
Sunday & Monday: Closed

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