The Marion County Dog Shelter (MCDS) Foster Care program is for dogs that are not currently ready to find a new home. Examples include, but are not limited to: underweight puppies, dogs with injuries, moms with litters, dogs that are too young to be spayed or neutered, dogs needing kennel rest or behavior needs, etc.
We appreciate the invaluable service that foster parents provide and completing this application is the best way to assure a positive experience for both you and the dogs. By applying, you are under no obligation to foster a dog, nor is Marion County Dog Shelter under any obligation to place a foster dog within your care. Additional orientation, training, and approval may be required.
*In order to be eligible to volunteer at the Marion County Dog Shelter, applicants' personal dogs must be licensed.