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 + 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
2 years old
55 pounds

Jax is a wonderful, snuggly boy who is as handsome as he is sweet. He is looking for a loving home with people who will work on his basic obedience skills – he still has lots of puppy energy. He is very food motivated and eager to learn. Jax has moved around a lot in the past 2 years and is looking for some stability, consistency and love. He is crate trained, housebroken and loves going for walks. Jax is an expert leaner and enjoys endless belly rubs. He seems to get along with other dogs, although he would need to meet any potential canine housemates. He would also do best with older kids. This young energetic guy would make a perfect running companion and great addition to your family and home!

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

2 years old-55lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes; microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.


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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