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Fosters Needed


There are times where we have animals in our care that need a special foster home.  These animals are highlighted on our Fosters Needed page.  However, we have dozens of animals in foster homes at any given time.  To learn more about our foster care program, please visit our Foster page. 

Perma-Foster Home Needed: Dutchess

Quick Info:

  • A bit sensitive with some physical handling (pain response)
  • Could live in a home with another dog, children over 8
  • No felines in the home, please

About Dutchess: Hi! My name is Dutchess, a 15 year old Pit Bull mix. My owner sadly passed away and I made my way back here to find a place to lay my sweet head. The shelter is no place for a senior girl like me, so won’t you consider opening your home to me? I am blind, but can hear. Due to being sensitive with handling in my old age and being vision impaired, kids over 8 years old are best. I don’t mind other dogs, but cats a no go. I am also a candidate for our Perma-Foster program! That means, you provide a home and all your love for the rest of my days. The shelter will provide everything else!

Interested in fostering Dutchess?  Please contact Kristi Kleinfelter at 

Foster Home Needed: Affleck

Quick Info:

  • Takes time to warm up to new people
  • Could live in a home with another dog, children over 12
  • No felines in the home, please

About Affleck: Ben over here looking for my Jen! Affleck here! I am an adult Pit Bull mix and I was found with my girl, J Lo. She moved on and I am looking for a new love. I am nervous, but affectionate. I take time to warm up to new people, so taking it easy when meeting me is best. I like attention on my terms, it is hard to trust these days. I do ask that if you have children, they be at least 12 years old. This is due to my apprehension with handling and I do not like to share my belongings really. I prefer to chew on toys and keep myself entertained, but I am always down to trade for something new! I sit and take treats super gently. I know once I get to know you and learn my new routine, I’ll be a great companion for you! Not saying I am not already, but we can all use a little work. I cannot live with cats, but a dog friend might be nice. I wasn’t too sure what to think of the other dog, but after a few minutes I did want to play. I think with more positive experiences with other dogs, I would really enjoy having a friend! I also wouldn’t mind being your only love either!

Interested in fostering Affleck?  Please contact Kristi Kleinfelter at 

Foster Home Needed: Currently in Foster Home!
Update: Adopted!
Update: Adopted!

For more questions or information about fostering one of the above residents, please contact Kristi Kleinfelter or fill out the foster application.

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