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

Bella

Pit Bull Terrier
4 years old
Female
52 pounds

Bella in Italian means “beauty” and I most definitely am a beauty. But I like to think the best thing about me is the beauty of my personality.
I am a sweet, sweet girl who loves long walks, short runs and hanging around the house with my people.  I love kids as well, especially the ones that like to cuddle with me. Small critters, including cats, really get me going so if you have other small animals in your house like a cat or small dog, I’m probably not the girl for you. They are just way too interesting for me! I can be selective with my dog friends and prefer that any pals be around my size, but I haven’t lived with any before. It’s something I am willing to explore!
Basically, I am just a dog looking for a human to love. I’ve got a lot of love to give. In fact sometimes I have so much love that if you leave me at home I can get worried you’ll never come back. But, I’m working hard on my crate training, while alone, and I’m progressing quite well. My foster parents are teaching me lots of things, like the power of the “cuddle” and the satisfaction of confidence. I just can’t wait to meet my next family and show them how great I am. Will that be you? As they say in Italian, “Mi piacerebbe conoscerti! A presto.” or as I’d say to you, “I’d love to meet you. See you soon!”

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

4 years old-52lbs. 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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Bo

Pit Bull Terrier Mix
14 years old
Male
55 pounds

Hi, my name is Bo.  I am 14 and healthy at that! The vet says I have the health of a 7 year old. Well, truth be told,  I do have to take a pill a day to help with my joints, but rest assured I do still LOVE my walks, even the longer ones.  I’ve had a bit of sad past, you see my owner dropped me off at the vet and never came back for me. Who does that to an elderbull like me?!  I don’t let it get me down. The ladies at the vet loved me. My foster parents love me and now I’m looking for a forever family to love me.
I really don’t mind cats so if you have one it’s okay by me.  Secretly … I really like cat food, so if you don’t want to me to eat it after the kitty is done I suggest putting it up.  I also like to play with children and smaller dogs. Oh boy, do I love to cuddle!  If you will let me on the couch with you I will snuggle right up into you, but I usually ask for permission first.
I do need to ask a favor, can you speak up when you talk to me because my hearing isn’t always the best. I’m a quiet boy, so I need you to pay attention to when I have to go outside and take care of business.  I will stand by the door and patiently wait.  I might give a little bark if I have been waiting for a while.
I may be an older gentleman, but I have so much more love to give. A nice home to retire in sounds like the bees knees! Please pick me because I can’t wait to find my forever humans.

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

14 years old-55lbs. My adoption fee is $100 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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Daphne

Pit Bull Terrier
5 years old
Female
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 adoptafosterdog@familydogsnewlife.org

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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Hero

Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer Mix
5 years old
Male
55 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-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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Iris

Pit Bull Terrier + Dogue De Bordeaux Mix
3 years old
Female
68 pounds

In ancient times the three petal segments of the Iris represented faith, wisdom and valor. Let me tell you, this pup is the ideal embodiment of these characteristics. I’ve got unwavering faith in my humans and I’ll do just about anything to make them happy. I might not be the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to conventional wisdom, but I sure know how to shake, to convince everyone to rub my belly and pick up new tricks quickly. I also lack valor in the traditional battlefield sense, but I have great determination when it comes to encouraging my humans to give me treats (I am very very treat motivated). I may be young in age, but my body has seen tremendous hardship over my short life; so I need a family that will be mindful of my painful joints and my love for sleep and comfy surfaces. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love exercise; I’m always ecstatic about my daily walks and I often have bursts of energy where I love chasing a ball around. Due to my past I can be dog selective, in that if other dogs (especially puppies) make me feel threatened I can get kind of cranky; but I would still do well with the right dog in a household. I’m housetrained, but not currently crate trained as crates make me really anxious and remind me of my painful past. I’m an expert at making my foster parents laugh and making people feel loved with my affectionate nature towards everyone I meet. So if you’re looking for a loyal companion, an awesome snuggle buddy and want to bring some vibrance and happiness into your home, then I guarantee I’m the Iris for you!

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

3 years old-68lbs. 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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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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