START’s foster program


START depends on a unique and dedicated group of foster parents to help us save more lives! By fostering a homeless animal, you can experience the joys of being a pet parent without the lifetime of responsibility.

We have a limited amount of kennel space at our boarding facility, so when foster families take in pets, they are also helping to get them ready for their forever home. There are so many animals in need of a foster experience, so the more dogs we can get into foster, the faster they can get adopted! If Is there a place in your heart and home for an angel in need?

Animals are fostered for a variety of reasons. Some are too young for adoption, some need a home in which to recover after a medical procedure, some are pregnant or nursing, some need more socialization and some are seniors who will be better off in a home. Foster families provide the love and stability these pets need to be happy and healthy, both mentally and physically. When a dog has been in a foster home, he or she is more confident and social so the pet transitions into its new home with greater ease!

What does START provide to pet foster parents

START will provide all the supplies necessary including food, bowls, toys, crate, etc. as well as the training on how to care for your new foster pet. Additionally, any medical needs, checkups or health issues will be taken care of with a START approved veterinarian.

What does the Foster Family provide

You can provide a safe and nurturing environment for your foster animal. Living in a home rather than a kennel also provides socialization for shy animals, a comfortable place for a senior missing their home, chance for sick animals to recover or a place for an expecting mama.

Is this you? Click Here for a Foster Application or contact us at to find out which START dog is a candidate for you!