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:
If you are interested in becoming a FDNLS Foster Parent please contact our foster coordinator Karin at

Bella has a pending adoption

Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
3 years old
54 pounds

Hi! I’m bootie-shakin’ Bella!  When I meet people, I can’t help but wag, wag, wag. I’m just so happy to meet you!  I love to give kisses too.

While I’m full of energy, it doesn’t last too long. If you have a long yard, you’ll find I’m like Usain Bolt: all about the speed, but only for a bit.  Then I’m pooped and ready for nap time.  And you are welcome to cuddle with me any old time! I’m a bit of a romantic and, if allowed, am happy to watch a movie with you on the couch and I may even hold your hand. In fact, after my bed, the couch is a perfect place so sneak up any chance I get.

I love playing with strong toys, balls and tug-of-war (and I like to win too!). And I’m fascinated by birds, squirrels and cats. I’m just so darned curious and ready to play! But I’m gentle with humans all of the time (even the little ones) even when eating, getting treats or playing.

I’m very curious about other dogs and like most of them really.  Unfortunately, when I was younger I wasn’t taught any social graces, so while other dogs who bark at me from behind fences don’t bother me, I’m happiest if I’m the center of your animal universe. I’d just like to have a whole bunch of humans to love and a big yard to play in. I like to go on walks too (I even skip sometimes), but I’m just as happy to play fetch. If you’ve got the arm, I’ve got the legs!

 If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Bella please email

3 years old-54lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; microchip, spay, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
5 years old
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

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.




Pit Bull Terrier Mix
1 1/2 years old
56 pounds

Hi. I’m Lilly and I am looking for my forever family. As far as my rescue agency knows, I’ve never had a real home and sadly have been in the shelter system for most of my young life. I love humans and am always trying to entertain them or cuddle with them! Everyone who has met me calls me a “goofball.” I’m excellent at learning tricks. I am completely house-trained, ride well in cars, and am good with children. Sometimes I bark when people walk by the house, but I have learned to stop my barks as soon as my foster parents tell me to. I generally walk well on my leash, but have problems controlling myself when I see other dogs. So, my wonderful foster parents and I are currently working with a trainer on my leash manners. Since I’m more of a people’s dog then a dog’s dog I’d rather be the only pet in my new home, but I have enough love to give for ten dogs! I really want to belong somewhere and have a home and a family to call my own. I’ve waited a long time, but I know you are out there! Just looking for me too! Soon we will be together, cuddling on the couch. Oh, how I look forward to that day! Love, Lilly.

 If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Lilly please email

1 1/2 years old-56lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; microchip, spay, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Lilly Bear

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
7 years old
56 pounds

Hello!  My name is Lilly but I also answer to Lillybear, because as you can guess – I love bear hugs! When asked, I decided I would best describe myself as super affectionate and expressive! My energy and enthusiasm for life match my age. I pride myself in staying in peak condition and would do great with long walks, runs or hikes as long as you’re by my side! Even though I’m from California I had a great time with all this snow; it was like hide and seek with my outdoor toys!! Its true I get excited at times, but I have learned some restraint while living with my 10 pound foster sister. She prefers a more gentle approach. Given that, I would probably do better with slightly older children. I would feel terrible if I accidentally knocked over a toddler! I am house and crate-trained, but to be honest I don’t spend much time alone. My foster parents work different shifts. It’s nice for me and my foster sister! And I know a few basic commands. Ok, it’s true, I listen best when there are treats involved. I enjoy cuddling with a blanket on the couch, chewing on dental bones, running laps in the yard and welcoming you home. But giving kisses is one of my all-time favorite activities! I have so much love and devotion to share with you, won’t you please give me a chance for a forever home?

 If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Lilly Bear please email

7 years old-56lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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