Dogs needing foster homes:

Dogs/puppies waiting for adoption

Neglected or abused dogs that need tender loving care

Dogs undergoing heartworm treatment

Injured dogs and/or those recovering from surgery

Puppies and young dogs that require more socialization

Puppies too young and/or immature to be adopted

Abandoned mothers with litters of puppies.

​​Reasons to foster:


Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family - you can feel good knowing you have helped save a dog’s life. Even better, you’ve helped one dog get off the street and feel a void of depression in replacing it with hope. Foster dogs provide companionship and purpose - your act of kindness is repaid in rewards that are beyond words.


What does it mean to foster?

You will become a part of the Foster Dog Team by working and communicating with our foster coordinator to determine which dog(s) is the right fit. As an approved foster parent, you’ll receive emails from the foster coordinator providing a brief description of dogs needing foster homes. When you see a dog that might be a good match for your household and lifestyle, you simply follow the instructions in the email.


The foster coordinator will contact you to provide more information and determine if the dog is a good match. They will also arrange a meeting between you (and your own dog if applicable) and the foster dog. Arkanpaws Animal Rescue will provide you with all the necessary supplies for fostering and will be available to address any questions or concerns. However, do take in consideration that the foster coordinator and other members of Arkanpaws Animal Rescue do this voluntarily and will not be available 24/7 to assist you and your foster dog.