K9 Partners for Patriots

Foster Care Program

You provide love and shelter, We’ll provide everything else.

What Is Foster Care?

Fostering a dog for K9 Partners for Patriots is an incredibly rewarding experience you’ll never forget. Opening your heart and home to a future service dog is one of the greatest contributions you can make to a veteran with PTSD, TBI or MST.
Foster care is temporarily sharing your home with a dog waiting to begin training. Providing shelter, toys, walks and lots of attention until a veteran can be matched with their K9.
Foster Care Situations are Temporary

Once we identify a dog as a good candidate for service work, we want to secure that dog for a veteran as soon as possible.

Foster caregivers enable us to do that and the dog doesn’t have to return to the shelter to wait.

We Adopt 

From Shelters and Rescues

We are always looking for dogs for PTSD, TBI and MST service dog work. Our search always begins with homeless animal shelters and rescues. We also accept donations from breeders and private indivduals who are in need of re-homing a dog.

Why Foster A Dog for us?

Fostering improves the lives of shelter dogs for veterans in need of a service dog in a very direct way. It also helps us decrease or eliminate wait times for veterans while we find the right dog to meet their individual needs.

Fostering a dog for K9 Partners for Patriots is an incredibly rewarding experience you’ll never forget. Opening your heart and home to a future service dog is one of the greatest contributions you can make to a veteran with PTSD, TBI or MST.

Acclimation

Dogs get a chance to live and be loved and adjust to life in a home.

Reduced Shelter Stay

Dogs get moved out of the shelter sooner and create space for another homeless dog.

Insight

Provide us with valuable information about a dog’s personality and behavior traits.

Foster Requirements

You must be willing to include the dog in family activities and allow the dog to live indoors as a member of the household. Spend daily one-on-one time with the dog such as cuddles, play and walks on a leash. If the dog is not completely house-trained, we ask that you work on that as well.

The Most Important Requirements Are:

  • Time
  • Attention
  • Patience

Take Action…

  • If you would like to get involved
  • Live in Brooksville, Spring Hill or any surrounding area
  • Have previous experience with owning a dog of your own and/or currently have pets
  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Are willing and able to bring the dog to the K9 P4P Training Campus once a week to observe classes and socialize the dog

Become a Foster CareGiver

Submit a Foster CareGiver Application. Our Volunteer Coordinator Will Be In Touch!

  • Foster parents must have previous experience in owning a dog and a firm understanding of the responsibility and challenges a dog in the home presents.
  • Reliable transportation is a must.
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