DOG'S IN NEED OF A FOSTER
Streetdog Foundation does not have a facility, so we depend on volunteers to provide loving foster homes for our dogs while they wait to find the perfect family. Streetdog provides all of the food, toys, medical care and other needed items. Volunteers provide the love! Fill out our Foster Application today or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homer Simpson's Story
Homer Simpson was born a Streetdog in late March after mama Marge Simpson was rescued off the streets. There are TEN Simpson pups who will all need foster homes once they're weaned (or even better, forever homes!) Check out our foster page and adoption page for more information.
Click below to see video of mama Marge Simpson's rescue!
“Hi there! I'm Kurt, a 4 year old toy poodle mix just looking for love. A young college student found me rummaging through a dumpster behind a gas station. He didn't think I'd make it long, and scooped me up while calling a former teacher that he knew dealt with needy dogs such as myself. Soon, I was cleaned up and fed well, waiting for a home to call my own. The streets were hard on me at a young age, I've lost most of my teeth and have some slight blindness in one of my eyes, but that doesn't really slow me down any! I'm dog, cat, kid, adult and any creature friendly as long as there is enough hugs and pets and cuddles for me too! I like to go outside for walks and for rides in the car. I'm a happy boy, eager to please and to learn new things. I can't wait to meet all my new Streetdog Friends!”
Lance is looking for a foster!Lance is a super-fun, energetic dog with so much love to give! He is currently looking for his next foster home where he can be the only pup. Fostering is fun, free and saves lives!
"After what felt like an eternity on my own out on the streets I finally found a place to rest. I curled up in ball at St. Michael's Church to try to keep warm and rest my head for a bit when all of a sudden some people appeared out of nowhere and we locked eyes. I was wary at first but they invited me to get into their car and I settled in. I was very skinny and dehydrated. They let me recover in their home and I got all of the appropriate vet care that I needed to become healthy. I'm great with cats, dogs, kids and love a good chew stick. I like to play fetch and to cuddle in my foster human's lap. I'm about 2.5 years old and about 45lbs. I won't get any bigger. I would make the perfect addition to any household and hope to meet my forever family soon! I just know the perfect place for me is out there!"
Lenny is looking for a foster home! He’s a relatively young, energetic pup who loves nothing more than for a person to give him all of their love and attention. He loves and I mean LOVES playing with balls of all sorts, but he also is an amazing cuddler who will give you all of the kisses that you could ever want. He does well with other pups after getting to know them as well!
"Lenny here – pleased to meet you all! I’m a young little guy from the streets of Memphis, TN. I’ve got a pretty great story to tell ya about! In July, the hottest month of the year, I was wandering aimlessly through the street looking for something…anything…to eat or drink to make it through the evening. I got the smells of a sandwich shop and followed my nose to see if it would lead me somewhere. I wound up outside of a Lenny’s Sub Shop where I huddled around the door for several hours begging for a scrap or a drink of water. Even with my puppy dog eyes I couldn’t convince anyone to buy me a sandwich. I was just about to give up when a big maroon van pulled into the parking lot. I knew immediately that this was no ordinary van. It was magic! (and it smelled like doggies hehe). The people got out and casually strolled over to me while telling me what a good boy I was. The man went inside and bought some meat and water while the woman kept singing to me. I liked her voice a lot.
The kind people, magic van, deli meat and water were all too overcoming for me and I gave in and let them put a leash around my neck. I gobbled up treats of all sorts while they took me to safety. I slept inside on comfy blankets for the first time in my whole life that night – and every night since as a matter of fact. It was awesome. I’ve been gaining weight, getting vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. I tested heartworm negative and have been started on some monthly preventatives. I am a totally healthy boy these days and I LOVE a ball. I can play with my ball all day and all night. I have been in the best foster home getting to be more comfortable with new people. I love to run and play and give the best snuggles ever (at least I think so). If you love to throw a ball, I am your guy!"
On January 11th, while searching for another dog in need our volunteers came across Paisley. She had a collar badly embedded in her neck so we rushed her to the doc to get that taken care of. Then we rushed her back out because she was nursing and we knew she had babies out there!
When our volunteers brought new mom Paisley to look for her babies, she walked them a block and a half to a house and began to cry. Some neighbors came out and pointed us to the left side of the house to indicate where the puppies were. But here’s the remarkable thing...Paisley had given birth to her babies in another location and for whatever reason determined that it wasn’t right for them. The neighbors witnessed her put them all on a blanket and move the entire family together to under the house!
So, under the house is where all her babies were and she crawled right down there and began nursing them. Once they were all fed, our volunteers pulled away siding on the house to bring them to safety. And just in time, too, as Memphis was about to be hit with sleet and snow.
Paisley's neck is healing nicely and she is feeding the pups all on her own, eating TONS, and is being sweet to all the staff who is handling her and her puppies.
Click below to see the pups' rescue video and follow us on social media for more updates!
Pongo needs a foster! Would you like to open your home to a dog in need? Head to our foster page to get started!
Hey friends, I'm Pongo! I spent most of my young life chained up in a yard until one day, I broke free and a nice man picked me up. My ears were covered in fly bites and I had some punctures on my face, so the man got me straight to the doctor where I met a nice lady who got me all better! I've spent time learning about leash walking, potty training, doing basic commands for treats. I'm almost 2 years old, a male, and Doc says I've probably got some Staffordshire in me along with some other cute and cuddly dog breeds! I would do great in a home with kitties and probably pups too, but needs some proper introducing. I would love a running buddy or an outdoor explorer to take me on car rides and adventures. I've been spending some time in boarding looking for a foster or even a forever home and I'm determined to meet just the right person soon!! I can't wait!
Ranger needs a foster! Would you like to open your home to a dog in need? Head to our foster page to get started!
Ranger, like most of the other Streetdogs in this crew, had an unfortunate beginning with some people who didn't care enough about him to give him the life he deserved. They let him runaround outdoors in a busy area of town and when it was time for them to move, they didn't want to take this sweet boy with them. Luckily, he followed a Streetdog foster home from a walk one day. He willingly opened his home and heart to Ranger and promised him that he would help Ranger find the best home ever. Since that day Ranger's life has started looking up. Ranger is about 1. He is happy, healthy, VERY well trained, great on walks and great with other dogs. He shares his home with #sdfRomeo and several other pups. He loves to play, go for walks, and snuggle with pups and humans. Oh and he loves to smile, smiling is his favorite. He is in search of the perfect place to call home and is more than ready to open up his heart to his new forever family!
Toby needs a foster!
Toby is a sweet older man who likes to pretend he is a cinnamon roll, is an expert at the zoomies, and loves grill cheese, peanut butter and cheese burgers.
Why you should love him:
- He loves to nap… seriously… it is what he does 90% of the time
- He doesn’t need walks, back yards are fine for his lazy man
- He is ADORABLE and has the best grin
- He is potty trained and crate trained (crates aren’t his favorite but a kong with peanut butter can win him over)
- He likes kitty cats
Other pups stress him out so he'd prefer to be an only dog. If you can open your home to Toby, even for a short while, please head to our foster page for more information!
Toby spent most of his life living on a chain and walking on a hard surface. One day he was wandering towards a busy intersection when a good Samaritan spotted him and scooped him up. He had hookworms and heartworms but he’s been treated and is now a healthy happy boy!
Toby was born around 2011, so he’s well past the puppy stage and has lots of love to give! He gets along with kids and cats but prefers to be the only dog in the household.