Foster a Dog

Help us help more dogs. Become a foster care provider!

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Benefits of Fostering a Dog

We believe fostering enriches the lives of both humans and dogs: Fostering...

Frees up kennel space at a shelter for another dog who needs it

Lets you enjoy the companionship of a dog without the long-term commitment of adoption

Gives you the chance to make a positive difference in the life of a dog

Eases the transition from shelter life to forever home

Is a rewarding experience

Allows us to get to know the dog better, which helps us match it with an adopter

Fostering Responsibilities

Weatherford Wags is looking for dedicated, committed foster care providers to help us make a positive impact in the lives of the dogs in our community. Our foster families must provide:

A safe, clean, and nurturing home environment

A securely fenced yard

Transportation to/from veterinary appointments, meet and greets, adoption locations, and transport sites (as applicable)

Access to fresh food and water

Socialization and training (as appropriate)

Regular exercise and playtime (as appropriate)

Photos, bio, and other necessary information as appropriate for networking

Information regarding health and behavior to our foster liaison

Dogs Who Need (New) Foster Homes

Take a look at some of our adoptable dogs who are looking for (new) foster homes:

Ready to foster one of our dogs?

Then please fill out the foster application to get started!

Fostering FAQs

Yes! We have dogs with a variety of personalities. We will learn about your home, and we'll work to find a dog that is a good fit for you.

Yes, you're welcome to choose the dog you want to foster from our dogs in need of foster homes. We want to make sure it's a good fit for your home environment.

If you choose to foster one of our dogs, we ask that you keep the dog until it is adopted or goes on transport to a partner rescue.

While we appreciate the thoughtful offer, we require our foster care providers to be located within Texas, preferably in the DFW area.

Often, yes. After you submit your foster application, we will discuss your situation with you.

Want a sneak peek at our resources for foster care providers?

From foster forms to our foster guide, we've put together a collection of resources that we hope will support our foster care providers in helping their foster dogs on their journeys to their forever homes.

Not ready to foster but still want to support us?

If you can't foster, there are still ways you can help us make a difference!

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