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West Valley Dog Foster Families needed

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Dog Foster

Can You Help Save Dogs in Need

We are looking for canine friendly folks who might be willing to share their home with dogs in need of a safe place to prepare for adoption. Every foster family helps us to make a tremendous difference in the number of dogs we save each year. There is no cost to you but a commitment of time and attention. Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles. We will match the dogs to each foster home's needs and wants. By offering your time, energy and home to a dog in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelters. Every dog has been has a health and behavioral assessment prior to foster placement to ensure a good match with your household.

What Does Fostering Entail?

  • Provide food, water, affection and attention
  • Administer medications when needed
  • Transport to veterinarian or adoption event

If you have a dog, this might seem incredibly familiar. The only difference is that we provide the food, toys and cover the medical expenses.

Fostering Opportunities

Respite Fostering: Welcome a fully vetted dog while they wait for their forever home.

Long-Term Fostering: Welcome a dog who is ready for adoption medically but needs some extra time hanging in a foster home for just the right family.

Traditional Fostering: Welcome dogs who originally came from a shelter, stray or owner surrender. They will need vetting (vaccines, deworming, microchipping, etc.) before adoption. Dogs remain in foster from 2 - 8 weeks depending on previous vetting received. Dogs of all ages are available.

Am I Eligible to Foster??

  • Primary caregiver must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Everyone in the home be in agreement about fostering
  • Be willing to heap love and attention on the kitties
  • Own your home or have a rental that permits animals of this nature
  • Reliable transportation, insurance and valid driver's license (Although we do have volunteers who can assist when necessary
  • Property Insurance (homeowners or rental)

If you are interested in fostering, you will need to complete a foster application. Fostering also requires a home visit / interview to determine a proper fit and criteria. We recognize that becoming a foster family is a commitment. We work with each family to determine how often and what kind of dog would be best.

We coordinate to ensure that animals are cared for and / or relocated when a foster is out of town or needs a temporary break from fostering (having company in, surgery, etc.). The average time a dog or puppy is with a foster family is between two - six weeks. The timeline is based on whether the animal has been vaccinated, altered, is healthy (not having a kitty cold), socially ready for adoption and availability at our adoption center.

This is a great opportunity for empty-nesters, families assessing whether they are ready to adopt or someone who wants to help save lives. Please consider getting involved. We cannot help dogs when we don't have foster families available. It is that simple.

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About Saving One Life


PO Box 6458, Chandler, AZ 85246, US

Mission Statement

Committed to a never-kill principle, Saving One Life Animal Rescue and Sanctuary protects, provides and cares for at-risk cats and dogs through foster and adoption programs, animal sanctuary services, feline colony management, community outreach and collaboration.


Who We Serve:

Animals within Arizona and San Diego area who join the rescue from shelters, owners and strays.

Core Values:

  • Never Kill Commitment to every animal
  • Provide preventative and comprehensive veterinary care
  • Uphold adoption standards


Homeless & Housing
Animals, Homeless & Housing


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1561 North Dysart RoadAvondale, AZ 85392



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • The animal will be with you for 2 - 8 weeks.

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