Adoptable Foster Dogs


The dogs listed here are available for adoption through Family Dogs New Life, however they are not currently at the shelter- they are staying in foster homes.
During the transition from ‘rescue’ to forever home, dogs require love and patience. A foster family provides a nurturing environment that not only helps the rescue dog better adjust to this transition but also allows us to to learn more about each dogs personality traits, which is essential in finding the dog and adoptive family the Right Fit.
If you are interested in meeting one of these adoptable foster dogs please email: adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org.
If you are interested in becoming a FDNLS Foster Parent please contact our foster coordinator Karin at karin.britta@yahoo.com

Dallas

Pit Bull Terrier
4 years old
Male
67 pounds

Howdy y’all! They call me Dallas. I am getting to be quite a grown up at the ripe ‘ol age of 4 but to be quite honest, I still have the playfulness of a puppy. I have a great personality. My Foster mom is always saying I make her laugh so I must be pretty funny!

I like other dogs but I get pretty excited when I play and most dogs just don’t get my play style. So I was thinking it would probably be best if I am the only dog in the house so I can get all the love you have to share. Which reminds me that I should tell you that I LOVE to cuddle! Matter of fact we could just snuggle all day if you want to! I really like car rides and long walks. Sometimes on walks I can become reactive to other animals but my foster mom is working with me to feel more secure on leash.

I absolutely adore all people, even kids. Although with my playful nature I would do better with older kids. We don’t have a cat where I live but I do get curious when I see them out on my walks.

I am house trained and don’t mind hanging out in a crate while you are gone. I actually enjoy having my crate left open at all times so I can go in and just relax. But if you happen to put on a good movie with some popcorn, I will be right by your side to keep you company! Did I mention I like to give kisses? And hugs?? I have so much love to give and I can’t wait to share it all with my forever family!

 If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Dallas please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

4 years old-67lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & Treat packet.

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Hammy

Pit Bull Terrier
4 years old
Male
65 pounds
Hi. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Hamilton, aka Hammy, and I am all love! You might remember me from my Family Dogs debut in August 2012 when I was just 2 months old. I was adopted by my original foster family, who have loved me to pieces for the last 4 years! Unfortunately I now need to live in a home with no stairs as being a tripod and having had surgery for one of my back legs, my joints have become less tolerant of physical activity. I am still young and with great energy and oodles of love to give, but I will need a home with minimal stairs (a few steps to go out to the yard could be okay but not a full flight). I am not able to walk long distances, but am very happy to be the king of my own backyard and work on my tan! The biggest joy in my life is being around my people! I would love to live in a home with a stay at home or work from home parent as I’m crate trained, but am not accustomed to being alone for long periods during the day. I could and would also go to work with you if that’s an option! I love children and have spent a lot of time around disabled children and adults. I am very gentle, patient and kind. Basically I’m just a pretty easy going guy with everyone. I’m am dog-friendly and have lived with a cat. So if your life is missing a big, sweet dog to snuggle on the couch with – that’s me and I’d love to meet you!

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Hammy please email adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

4 years old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Hero

Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
5 years old
Male
66 pounds

I am a noble dog with a shiny coat and soulful eyes.
I am family a man. Well, a family dog anyway. I love my people and am happiest when everyone is together- whether we are hanging out watching a movie or going on a hike. I am affectionate and like to show my love with a gentle body lean, a nuzzle, and if you happen to be lying on the floor I would love to lick your face and lie on your chest. Is that cool? I know basic commands and really want to please you. Treats are great, but I’d just as soon have a belly rub, back scratch or praise. I am curious and can be a little clumsy but am told that is sort of endearing. I love walks and am very polite on a leash.  I am also developing a new found love of playing fetch.
I am also a sensitive dog and a bit of an introvert. Listen, I love you, my people, but I don’t always love hanging out with your friends. I love when we go on adventures in nature and strolls in the neighborhood, but I find mingling with the crowds at Home Depot and the Farmers Market to be a bit much. Cool? Cool. Don’t get me wrong, with good clear guidance and direction I can meet new people and be polite. But maybe when you have a big dinner party I can just hang out in my own space? I also really don’t like when you leave. I know you have to do it sometimes, but I miss you a lot. I am working on that and working on my abilities to stay calm and relaxed when I am alone but it is still hard sometimes. Just because I love you so much and like I said, I’m sensitive. Hey, we all have our issues, right?
In sum, I like hikes in the woods, drinking out of rivers, snow, snuggling up in a pile of blankets, belly rubs, romping around, and my family (including kids over 12). I don’t love dog parks, dog day care, cats, crowds or when you leave.
I am a loyal, handsome, sweet dog with personality and so much love to give in search of a family who will provide love and belly rubs in return.

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Hero please contact adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

5 years old-66lbs. My adoption fee is $160 and includes; neuter, microchip, reduced cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Jack has a pending adoption

Pit Bull Terrier
3 years old
Male
58 pounds

Hi. Meet your new best friend, Jack Black! Ok, Jack Black and White. When I came to the Family Dog’s foster program I was unsure of my new surroundings. However my foster family and their dog have helped me learn to trust, relax and feel safe. And they have been working on teaching me basic commands, which is fun as it involves treats and praise! I can still be a bit shy, but once I feel comfortable I will follow you everywhere! I will walk you to the door when you leave and will be patient, but excited for your return!
I am house-trained and don’t mind staying in the crate. When I came to Portland I was with another dog. I have come to love and rely on my foster dog sister and would do best in a home with another dog. Sometimes on walks I can become reactive to other animals, but my foster family is working with me to feel more secure on leash. I very much enjoy my daily walks and my new toy collection!
My foster family and the shelter do not know what I have been through, but they suspect it may not have always involved the best treatment. They have been committed to me and see that my potential abounds! I would be most successful in a home with a family who understands that I am a sensitive and gentle soul, and with patience and love I will be your new best friend!

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Jack please contact adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

3 years old-58lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Watson

Pit Bull Terrier
2 1/2 years old
Male
58 pounds

Hi there! My name is Watson and I’m a sweet and friendly 2.5 year old in search of my Sherlock and forever family. My favorite thing is going on walks which I love just walking politely next to you. My next favorite thing is to play fetch with you in a fenced back yard too! I love using my detective skills to ‘go find my ball’ when you ask me where it is. I am very happy to have my crate open all the time so I have a place to lounge and call my own but I can’t think of a better snuggle time than enjoying your favorite tv show on the couch with you. Did I mention I love car rides and cannot have enough toys? And playing dress up? Sure! Children that would respect me (and not pull my ears) would have my love in a heartbeat. I am eager to please my human and have already learned how to sit, lay down and wait politely to eat my dinner. My favorite treats are bully sticks but I will use more of my detective skills to clean all the crumbs off of your floor too! I can take some time to warm up to other easy going dogs but with the right introductions and your patience, we’ll be cuddling in no time.

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Watson please contact adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

2  1/2 years old-58lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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