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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.
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!
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 here, with more press and information about her on thedogmatchmaker.com
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
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] fosterdogsnyc.com