Be a Foster Mom or Dad
Fostering will save a life of a shelter animal!
The Marion County Dog Shelter is looking for foster parents to provide temporary homes for special needs dogs. The types of dogs that need fostering include litters of puppies with or without mamas, dogs recovering from surgery, and dogs with behavioral issues. Those dogs, which require fostering, are determined by dog shelter management.
The devotion and care provided by a foster parent gives the dog a chance to be adopted by a loving home and the length of time a dog spends with a foster parent depends on the requirements of the dog. This can be an intense short-term commitment, but also very rewarding.
Become a part of our foster parent program and you could make the difference for dogs that cannot be adopted right away.
Upcoming Foster Orientations
If you would like to schedule a Foster Parent Orientation, or just want more information about our Foster Care program, please call 503-588-5233 or