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


Pit Bull Terrier
5 years old
59 pounds

Hey ya’ll!  I’m Daphne. But my peeps call me Daffy Bee. Or sometimes Daf, Scuz, Scuz Muffin, Scuzzy Bee, Sweets, Sweetie, or just simply Bee. Regardless what they call me, I know when they are talking to me because I am always paying attention to them. Like all my names, I am pretty versatile. Whether you are up for a walk or a bike ride, I am your dog! If you give me some direction, I can walk, jog, or bike with the best of them. If you want to veg out and watch movies, I am your dog! I am content sitting at your side, but I definitely wouldn’t mind hopping on the couch with you.If you have a big dog that needs a play mate, I am your dog! If you want a dog that can hang out with your cats, I am not your dog! Something about little critters just gets me worked up. Do you need someone to help you finish your Pizza!?! I am your dog!!!My peeps are kind of my life. I just love being around them. Right now I live with my foster Mom, Dad and their three kids, six and up. I do pretty good with them too, but I have to be careful if I am playing with other dogs. I like to play a little rough some times. I am house trained, and crate trained, and I learn things fast. Especially if you have treats! I learn boundaries well, but I should warn you that you may have to repeat yourself a couple times if you want me out of the kitchen. I can sit and come no problem, and am learning stay and lie down. Looking for a dog that likes going for car rides? I am your dog. I am super well behaved in the car. I love going places, but you should bring extra treats to keep my attention. The world is full of new things for me to explore and I could use a dedicated person to teach me how to experience all of it. I am super excited to go on my next adventure! Maybe I can experience it with you?

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Daphne please contact

5 years old-59lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
5 years old
55 pounds

Hi, I am Hero- noble, handsome, and completely charming. I have a stoic face, soulful eyes and wagging tail. Like any hero, I am a real lover- infamous for my kiss attacks and cuddling. I also like tug-of-war, chasing and being chased around the yard, and of course, walks. And about walks, I’m great on a leash! And fear not, it is a Hero’s duty to alert you of and protect you from squirrels as we journey along! But I also know how to relax. If you’re busy or out for the afternoon, I will appreciate a long, relaxing nap. Worried about the barking? Don’t be. I save my barks for when I think it really matters- the rest of the time I communicate with nuzzles, body leans, and tail wags. I’m happy to follow basic commands, especially if it makes you happy with me because it is in my nature to please. That is not to say I don’t love a good belly rub or a treat for being good, but I am satisfied just being in your company and knowing you’re pleased with me.
On the whole I am a very easy-going dog. I can get a little excited and overwhelmed on occasion- like when there are new people or dogs in my home. When that happens I need some help staying relaxed and calm so that I can maintain my good behavior- but if you give me plenty of clear direction I am happy to follow it and we can all get along nicely. I have already learned so much about making friends! I like children, but would be more comfortable if they were older, say eight or so. I also do really well with most other dogs! But no cats- I like them, chasing them anyway, but it is not a mutual affection. I would do best in an a home with patient and understanding parents who will help give me that extra structure and safety in potentially stressful situations.  And in a home where there are lots of belly rubs.
I am looking for a forever home with a family who will appreciate all the loyalty and unconditional love that this Hero has to offer. Could that be you? Let’s meet and find out!

If you are interested in meeting or learning more about Hero please contact

5 years old-55lbs. 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
2 1/2 years old
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

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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