City, DAWG Project Partnership Seeks Dog ‘Foster Families’

Once approved, fosters will get training and some supplies for their dogs.


Have dogs, need foster families. A new program teaming the city of Dallas and the DAWG Project is looking for human “foster families” who will foster a dog at Dallas Animal Services.

Thursday afternoon, Dallas police officers helped launch the program by selecting a dog to foster themselves.

“Fostering a dog saves more than one pet’s life.”
Assistant Police Chief Paul Stokes

“Fostering a dog saves more than one pet’s life,” said Assistant Police Chief Paul Stokes, who has signed up to foster a dog, according to a city release. “Fostering a pet in a temporary home makes more space available at shelters for other dogs to find permanent homes. Often, families fall in love and end up keeping the foster animal permanently.”

The relationship is flexible, as people can apply to be a short- or long-term foster for a dog.

Training is provided along with supplies including crates and leashes, once the foster is approved, the city said.

You can get more information about the foster pet program here.

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