Dogs In Need of Foster Care
Thank you so much for fostering and saving a life!
Our dogs in need of foster care are listed below. If you are new to fostering with PAWS, please apply here to get started.
For foster meets with dogs at our shelter (2900 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19146), the expectation is that you will meet the dog and take them home the same day, so please come prepared!
- All members of your household and resident dogs should be present for the foster meet. If for any reason this is not doable, please email the foster team to talk it through.
- We will provide you with a sample of what the dog has been eating in the shelter, but fosters will provide dog food long-term. We can lend out any other supplies you may need including a leash, martingale collar, harness, crate, pee pads, and toys/enrichment items.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions, or see anyone that you think could be a good fit and are interested in scheduling a meet and pick up with!
For a refresher on PAWS’s foster policies and procedures, view our online orientation.
Every time an animal leaves for foster care, it opens a space in our shelters to save another in need. You are truly changing lives: not just for these dog, but also for others whose lives depend on a spot at PAWS. Read on to find your next foster dog!
If you are not able to foster at this time, many of our healthy in-kennel dogs are eligible (and very grateful) for day trips or short-term foster placements as a shelter break. If you are interested, please email us to chat more about what that may look like!
(updated December 7th, 2023)
Dogs Currently at The Shelter
These dogs are currently in our kennels at the PAWS Grays Ferry location (2900 Grays Ferry Avenue).
We are a small facility with only about 6-7 kennel spaces available at one time, so we really rely on foster parents to help us open up kennels so that we can save more dogs!
|Name: Coffee Cake
Intake Date: 12/11/22
Age: ~6 years old
Weight: 60 lbs
Dog Friendly?: No
Cat Friendly?: No
|Name: Fruit Snack
Intake Date: 11/7/23
Age: ~9 months old
Weight: 26.5 lbs, and growing
Dog Friendly?: Unknown, seeking a dog-free home at this time
Cat Friendly?: Unknown
Dogs in Need of Foster Transfer
These dogs are currently in foster homes, and looking for a new foster home to help keep them out of the shelter.
|**Foster Transfer Needed by 12/8 or 12/9**
Names: Cody & Cobalt
|**Foster Transfer Needed by 12/16**
|**Foster Transfer Needed by 12/20**
Names: Gucci Girl
Upcoming Scheduled Intakes
Due to our limited kennel capacity, we cannot intake every surrender request. The dogs listed below may either be an upcoming owner surrender appointment, or a dog at ACCT Philly we are hoping to rescue. Lining up a potential foster home prior to their arrival can help them avoid staying at the shelter altogether!
|No one at the moment, please check back soon!|
Dogs in Need of a Foster Sitter
These dogs are currently in foster homes, and looking for a short term foster sitter to help keep them out of the shelter.
No one at the moment, please check back soon!