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

Charlie has a pending adoption

Pit Bull Terrier
2 ½ years old
Male
70 pounds

Are you a fan of dogs with big heads? If so, we need to meet! My name is Charlie and my heart is as big as my head!  I love to lean against people and when they return the affection, I am all kisses and hugs! My nickname is the Gentle Giant as I am very polite. As a gentleman, I wait patiently for my food, take treats gently, and am respectful of my foster brother when we play. My history is sad as I came from an outdoor-only situation, but I have adapted quickly to being an indoor dog – which I love! You probably noticed I also lost an eye, but it hasn’t affected my ability to do anything, including playing ball! And the ladies tell me I’m more handsome than ever! I can be wary of men sometimes, but am working on building up my confidence and my foster father has made me feel very safe. Now having the luxury of being an indoor dog, my house manners include being house and crate-trained, and my foster father has taught me several commands. I have to admit though presented with the opportunity I do like to chew on things sometimes. My foster dad’s crocs are particularly tasty and fun! Given my size, an adoptive family with pit bull experience would be best. So if you have been wishing for lots of love in the form of a big pittie with a huge heart – then I am the Gentle Giant who can make your dream come true!

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

2 1/2 years old-70lbs. 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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Hero

Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
5 years old
Male
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 adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

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.

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Leila

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
4 years old
Female
60 pounds

I’m a good dog. At least that’s that my foster parents tell me. Also, whenever we go on walks people like to tell me how pretty I am but, I won’t brag. I like to go on walks and short runs (4 miles at 9/10 min miles). Sometimes I get excited and want to sniff everything in sight making it hard to walk but I am working on that. I learn quick and have impressed my foster parents at how quickly I picked up their house rules. I get treats when I am good, too, which helps. I love food.

I like to hang out in the sunshine, play with kids and just enjoy being around my humans. Also, I like to keep them safe by alerting them to abnormal noises. I don’t bark often but when I do it’s for a reason. I like all sizes of humans and all ages. I think I like humans better than other dogs. In fact, I get reactive when I see another dog. We have been working on this and I am doing better and I do want to change! I want to make my humans happy. I just need consistent training around other dogs. I don’t know much about these cat things but small animals sometimes get me excited. Have I mentioned I like food?

I am a big fan of belly rubs, butt scratches and love in general. I’ll even sit in your lap if you let me! I’m a good cuddler, too. That’s kinda my thing.

I’m looking for a home that will love me and keep me forever. I have moved around a bit in my four years and I would like to stay somewhere for the rest of my days. If you want a loyal, loving and laid back companion please let me know! Oh, and food, you must have food 😉

 

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

4 years old-60lbs. 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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Woody

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
2 years old
Male
58 pounds

“YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME!”
That’s right! I’m your Woody and you’re my Andy from Toy Story! I’m your #1 fan just waiting for you to come scoop me up. My foster mom calls me her 100% dog since I put all I have into everything I do. I put all my puppy energy into learning a new trick or playing fetch. On the flip side, there is nothing better than snuggling up next to you for an evening movie. I am a quick learner and so very eager to please my human. I am crate trained but ready to go as soon as you get home and can fall into a daily routine easily. I am currently working on my leash manners and walk well on-leash with other dogs but should be supervised off-leash with new four legged friends. I love to explore and getting out of a fenced yard would be my specialty if left alone. Give me a squeaker toy and I will show you how I can run and run around with it and even sound like it too! My ideal home would be where I could have my very own guy, gal or couple to help me learn and grow and curb my puppy energy with your love. I would like to be your one and only since I like to be top dog but living with a low key dog might be okay as long as we are supervised and have our own crates. I like my ears scratched, NOT pulled so no young kids please. Did I mention you’ve got a friend in me?

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

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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