Thank you for your interest in fostering a Brown Dog!

Brown Dog Coalition's foster program is the core of our rescue. Without fosters, we would not be able to help animals in need. Please complete each section of the application and provide as much detailed information as possible. We will respond within 48 hours of submitting your application. It is a requirement that resident dogs and cats are up to date and see the vet yearly. The application does not guarantee you a foster animal. 

Please only submit applications via computer. We will not receive applications sent by phone.


Brown Dog Coalition provides starter food, crates (on loan), and collars, and is responsible for all pre-approved veterinary care. We are currently looking for nursery fosters and fosters for puppies and adult dogs that have been pre-screened for temperament! 

+ Can I specify my criteria for a foster dog?

Yes, we take into consideration any requirements/preferences you have including gender, breed-mix, good with cats/kids/other dogs, puppies, shy dogs, etc. However, there may not be a dog in need who meets especially specific requirements.

+ Do I choose my foster dog?

We do our best to match dogs that need foster with an appropriate and available foster home. We take into consideration your preferences. If there is a choice available we will offer it, but the more flexible you are able to be, the better!

+ Do I provide food?

As a foster parent/family, you are asked to provide food, water, shelter, daily exercise and love to your foster dogs. If you are unable to provide food because of tight finances please let us know.

+ How long do I keep the dog?

Until they are adopted; which may take only a few days or a few weeks. If you are no longer able to care for your foster dog at any point, please give us appropriate notice, we will take him/her back and arrange for another foster home.

+ What if I work full time?

We are looking for people who have time on their hands, work from home, or are home a good part of the day.

+ How often will I be asked to foster?

We reach out every 2-3 weeks to see who is available to foster. If you are no longer interested, have a trip planned, or want to take a break that is fine.

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