Our Golden Rule: The health and safety of our dogs is always our top priority.

Fostering a dog for Saved By Fate means that you are helping the organization save lives. Pulling a dog from the shelter not only eliminates the possibility that the dog is euthanized, but also frees up kennel space for the next dog.

We ask that our fosters treat SBF dogs as if they were their own. In fact, we welcome “foster fails!” (In other words, fosters adopting their foster dogs). Our Intake Team works very hard to match dogs approved for intake with available fosters. We want to set our dogs up for success in both their foster homes and forever homes. We have supplies to provide to our fosters, such as food, treats, toys, bones, collars, leashes, puppy pads, cleaning supplies, and other donations.

Typical foster responsibilities include:

  • Transporting to vet appointments (We will schedule around foster availability)
  • Being present at at least one meet and greet event per month when fostering an adoptable dog
  • Let the Vetting Coordinator and/or a board member know if your foster pup seems ill or has been injured
  • Providing a biography for adoptable dogs and clear, well-lit photos for the website and social media
  • Routinely sharing adoptable dogs on social media and with anyone who may be a good fit to adopt
  • Being your foster dog’s biggest advocate
  • Being active in the SBF community
  • Being advocates for pitbull-type dogs