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Foster Dogs Incorporated

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Services, Animals

Mission: Foster Dogs, Inc. is the leading organization in creating positive, inclusive foster communities by providing support, experience, and innovative programs. Foster Dogs connects rescue organizations, adopters, fosters, and other partners together in our shared mission to help animals in need. We create a comfortable, welcoming environment through open communication and support. As the leading community resource we provide expert advice, quality marketing, and several outstanding specialized programs.

Target demographics: The bridge to creating a positive and inclusive animal foster community

Direct beneficiaries per year: one dog per day, to find a foster or adoptive home!

Geographic areas served: New York City area and across the US

Programs: senior shelter dog fostering, donations to local rescue groups, education for new caretakers, dog care materials, free community events, and more

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with FDI, I love the work we do. Everyone involved is diligent, competent, and attentive to dogs and humans alike. The creativity of outreach, workshops, and events make FDI so unique and affective.

Abby B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs Inc. is a special one - I met this little mush volunteering, and just couldn't say goodbye!

I had been searching for a fur baby to call my own, and this one came to me. Ben arrived first at the Joybird event in May, and instantly charmed us all with his makeshift raincoat. After a fun filled day of getting to know all the dogs, and watching this little one closely, I followed him to his next event at Adoptapalooza and brought him home.

Ben and I have had so many adventures together already, and have the Foster Dog team to thank.

To many more!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs is a one-of-a-kind non-profit that is focused on enhancing the lives not just of dogs but of the rescues within the community. Staffed by passionate and smart volunteers, I have been so impressed by their dedication to education but also the way they use social media to bring awareness and accessibility to people interested in fostering (or who become interested because of them!).

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs NYC is such an awesome nonprofit. I have worked with the organization volunteering at numerous Puppy Parties and Foster Dogs NYC really creates a great little community bringing in people who have the same interest in helping dogs find their forever homes! Since volunteering with the organization, it has sparked my interest in fostering and I have met some great people who truly want find each and every dog the perfect family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of fostering with Foster Dogs through their Famous Fosters program and it was an amazing experience! The Foster Dogs team was helpful and supportive throughout the entire process, and we were able to place my foster pup, Honey, into the perfect forever home.

1 Abigail B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my furry friend through Foster Dogs Inc and I couldn’t be happier with my pup and with how this agency treated me! They were so kind and patient as I asked questions and decided if this dog was the right one for me. They followed up several times after the adoption to see how my dog and I were getting along, which I greatly appreciated! They were quick to answer all of my questions and were very helpful and kind. I would recommend Foster Dogs Inc to anyone looking to adopt and or even Foster a dog. I can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done for me and taking in such an amazing dog that has taken my heart!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've followed Foster Dogs for a long time and have admired their amazing work from afar. I was so excited to work with them on a collaborative event recently with Pinups for Pitbulls and I was so inspired by their dedication, passion and professionalism. Their team truly love what they do and planning this event at Boris and Horton was simple and organized! I look forward to working with them again soon!

Calla P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs brought their A-Game at our event along with the most adorable puppies and kitties!! They went above and beyond the call of duty and our event was a hit because of the time and effort they put in for us. Sarah and her team are amazing to work with and made everything so easy and great! We look forward to our next event with Foster Dogs!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs helped to organize an incredible puppy party for Tasting Table. Sarah is responsive and organized and brought a great group of volunteers to help out with the sweetest puppies that you can imagine. Our team was thrilled - it was a huge morale booster and everyone had a great time getting to play. They're a great organization, I highly recommend working with them!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a fan of Foster Dogs Inc. for a while and have gone to several of their fundraisers over the last year. I'm now officially in love with the organization after working with them to bring adoptable dogs to my business for a press event. They did such an amazing job recruiting a diverse group of adoptable dogs along with some really responsible, organized and pleasant volunteers. The rescue world does not always function as a tight knit community and Foster Dogs does a great job of bringing many different groups together with the shared goal of finding more responsible and loving homes for dogs in need. We just love the group and cannot wait for our next event together.

1 Kristen W.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs is such a great organization and partner. My pet accessory company threw a Puppy Prom-themed adoption event in partnership with Foster Dogs and we were so moved by their generosity and enthusiasm. Despite a blizzard, their director and team of volunteers helped us pull off a successful party, brought an amazing group of adoptable dogs, and shared their work and stories with potential adopters. Totally blown away by how organized, passionate and most importantly, FUN the Foster Dogs team is. I cant wait to work with them on other events in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

"I work in the Marketing Department for CB2 and we partnered with Foster Dogs to host an in-store charity event at both CB2 New York locations. Foster Dogs was incredibly professional every step of the away from all pre-planning to the day-of by bringing their loyal volunteers and adoptable dogs to the event. Our customers were extremely pleased with their presence and they truly helped bring awareness of dogs in need. They are a small team that all work incredibly hard and are passionate about their cause. I would be happy to work with them again on future events." - Amy Walsh, CB2

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It's a wonderful and unique collaborative community that you all are building in NY. I've been all over the country and I've only seen something similar in a precious few cities. The friendly, positive community of selfless animal welfare leadership you are supporting can be a model for so many others. - Lee Domaszowec

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Brittany Feldman and I am the Executive Director of a small nonprofit dog and cat rescue group in NYC. Foster Dogs NYC is one of the most professional, proactive, and efficient groups we've ever worked with. They are involved in so many different events and projects and work incredibly hard to find dogs in need not only foster homes, but forever homes as well. As a small rescue with limited resources, Foster Dogs NYC has helped us in numerous ways, from inviting us to different events giving our adoptable animals exposure, to promoting our harder to place animals, to connecting us with wonderful foster families, to providing financial support for situations we were desperate to help with, but weren't able to afford. In rescue, we are all doing what we can to help those animals in need and unexpected situations and emergencies arise daily. When we are in a bind, I know I can reach out to Foster Dogs NYC and they will do everything they can to help...because in the end, it's all about the animals. They are a truly supportive group, assisting rescues, fosters, and potential adopters. We absolutely love working with them and are amazed by all that they do. We can't thank them enough!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mike Goldfinger and I am the business Operations Manager of iHeartRadio.

I knew National Puppy Day was coming up and I wanted to do something special and surprise my coworkers. Foster Dogs Inc. came recommend by a co-worker, and I've heard that they've done similar office visits for companies, so I reached out and set something up. They arrived EARLY (meaning MORE puppy time!) with five of the most adorable puppies, varying in breed and size. Excitement and confusion arose in equal measure as it timed perfectly with our announcement of 100 million registered listeners of the iHeartRadio App. Instantaneously everyone's inner child came out! It was honestly the most excitement I've seen from the team. Everyone was surprised about how well behaved the puppies were. The Foster Dog's staff were all extremely friendly and helpful during the event; taking pictures for everyone and their favorite puppy.

For dog adoption and office event services I would definitely recommend Foster Dogs Inc. as the dogs we're extremely lovable and well behaved, and the staff have a genuine love for what they do. I cannot wait to work with Foster Dogs Inc again!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs NYC is a phenomenal organization that makes fostering easy, accessible, and fun. We have fostered a number of dogs through this organization and just adopted our first puppy thanks to them! The personal attention Sarah and her team provide to each dog is really outstanding and they help numerous local shelters find homes for their respective dogs. Their specialized programs, like Operation Foster Bound and Fospice, help find homes for the dogs who need the most help. With their help, we took in a senior "Fospice" dog and were able to help keep her out of the shelter for the remainder of her life. Thanks to FDI, we've been hooked on fostering and are able to help dogs find their forever homes!

3 Sarah361

Client Served

Rating: 5

Foster Dogs Inc. (FDI) is a grassroots, lifesaving organization run entirely by volunteers. The dog whom I ultimately adopted from this group was first pulled from a high-kill facility in Manhattan, placed in a kind foster home, and then publicized across social media channels in search of an adopter. FDI insured that the dog was safe, brought back from the brink of malnutrition, socialized to become a good canine citizen, and showered with loving attention. Because of those efforts, I was able to welcome a wonderful dog into my home. FDI even continued to check in on us periodically to make sure that the adoption was a success!

3 Kristina31

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We absolutely love working with fosterdogsNYC. We have been working with their team of amazing professionals for over two years now. We are a foster based special needs rescue who often has some tough cases to find fosters for. Time and time again FDNYC has teamed up with us to find the perfect matches. Their fospice program is one in a million and has truly been a godsend to many of our hospice dogs. Their commitment to the dogs and the rescue community as a whole is unmatched. Sarah and her team are an absolute pleasure to work with and we look forward to many future partnerships with more of our furry friends finding the perfect match. ~ Director, BARRK animal rescue

3 Ileen V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE Fosterdogs! This is an organization that allows many rescues to showcase their adoptable dogs in a way where the potential Adopters can get a better idea of who the pet really is aside from just a photo. Fosterdogs has helped me place so many amazing dogs into phenomenal homes! The quality of people that go to Fosterdogs to either volunteer or to find their new family member speaks volumes of this Organziation. Amazing people gravitate to amazing missions in life and Fosterdogs is a rescue that fulfills that mission for me and so many others. I highly recommend this Rescue to all my friends looking to help a furry friend or add one to their home.

2 Stella S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oh Foster Dogs and your wonderful selfless leaders and volunteers...how do i fit all the wondeful things you do into one tiny review ?! from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU from all the rescues (organizations AND dogs) that you've literally saved from death by networking and providing FOSTERS ... they are truly the ones who save lives, and you are the link yhat makes it happen for us!!!! Thank you for teaching the young, in hopes of birthing more sympathy, empathy, love and understanding between humans and dogs. YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE!
-Rescue City