Foster a Rescue Dog

Fostering saves lives. Be a hero!

Foster homes are the backbone of Street Dog Hero. Every day we turn down dogs in need of help because we have limited foster homes and nowhere else for them to go. Street Dog Hero flies dogs from around the globe, including Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. By opening your home and heart to a rescue dog you are truly saving a life and being a hero. Please apply to foster today!

Want to see which dogs we have available for foster? Please use this page to view dogs needing fosters!

“Saving one dog will not change the world but for that one dog their world is forever changed.”

Foster Process & Application

Are you ready to open up your home and heart?
There are so many dogs that need rescuing and you are the key to saving them. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Complete a Foster Home Application here
Step 2: Our Foster Manager will contact you to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have. Once approved, you will be added to a group chat dedicated to fosters in your area, Bend, Portland, Seattle or San Francisco.
Step 3: Dogs needing foster homes will be posted in the chat with any known details. You can raise your hand to foster when the dog and time are right for you.

Still have questions? Email our Foster Manager, Paige at

Why Foster?

Fostering a dog is a fun and rewarding experience for a number of reasons:

LOVE: The foster dog learns they are loved. Watching a dog that has been on the streets, neglected or abused enter your loving home is a magical and beautiful thing.
LOYAL: They are endlessly grateful to the family who welcomes them in.
FLEXIBLE: Fostering is flexible. Fostering can be for a day, a weekend or longer term depending on the situation.
FUN: There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a former street dog come out of their shell and become the dog they always wanted to be!
REWARDING: When you get to see your foster pup go home to their loving family and start a new life it is one of the most heart-warming experiences. It is so rewarding knowing you made that happen!

Need help? Check out our Resources page! We’ve collected articles, videos, and more to set our foster families up for success!

Have questions? Check out our Foster FAQ page to find answers to some of the most common foster questions.