The bridge to creating a positive and inclusive animal foster community.


1 dog per day, and counting! In 2016 and 2017, Foster Dogs Inc helped save one dog per day in collaboration with dozens of local animal shelters and foster-based rescue groups. We work with nonprofit animal rescue organizations to place their dogs into foster care, also assisting people in beginning their foster experience.

What is fostering? Visit here to get started!

Fostering makes the rescue “world go ’round.” Millions of animals are stuck in animal shelters, many at risk of euthanasia due to a lack of sufficient kennel space. If those animals had a safe home to go to, while they await adoption, their lives would be spared and their chances of adoption would increase exponentially. Why not facilitate the rescue system by focusing on the placement of shelter dogs into temporary loving homes? Our goal is to put more dogs into foster homes, and connect the thousands of dog lovers with those desperate dogs in need.

Foster Dogs is a motivated group of media-savvy dog lovers; we are working tirelessly to make our organization more beneficial to the NYC community than ever before.

Read our Mission Statement.

Daniela and foster dog Millie, whom she met through Foster Dogs NYC

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We help rescuers find temporary homes for their available dogs, while providing potential foster owners with the knowledge and resources to begin their foster experience. We are the connection between people who WANT to help a shelter dog with the people and dogs who NEED help!

Photo credit: Stacey Axelrod Photography

Sarah and Poppins, Credit: Stacey Axelrod

We are a registered nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

A Brief History of Foster Dogs:

Foster Dogs was founded in 2009 by Sarah Brasky. There was a need at the time – and still very much so – for a user-friendly website and organization dedicated solely to foster care, particularly in the New York area. Learn more about our founder herewith more press and information about her on

Foster Dogs assists local rescue organizations with the placement of their foster dogs, promoting the dogs and encouraging fostering. While we are currently focused on the New York City area, we also work to promote fostering nationally and around the world.

Meet our Board of Directors

Meet our Steering Committee

Learn more about our Nonprofit Partnerships

Want to volunteer? Click here!

We are always looking for volunteer photographers and journalists to cover events and to take photos of dogs in foster care. We are not a shelter facility, so we are not in need of dog walkers and kennel volunteers.

Email us: info [AT] 

foster dogs nyc volunteers

Foster Dogs Volunteers. Credit: Boprey Photography


Site Disclaimer: The photographs and biographies for each dog posted on this site are given to us by a third party, most frequently a representative for the rescue group, unless otherwise noted. The information for each dog is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

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