The purpose of the Shelter Dog Getaway program is to give long-term ARL resident dogs a chance to get out of the shelter during the ARL's busiest time of year and enjoy the in-home life they deserve. It also allows the ARL to bring more dogs into adoption.
Looking for a dog but without the lifetime commitment? We can help!
Our Shelter Dog Getaway program gives dogs a vacation from the shelter, in your home, until they’re adopted. You get to do all of the fun things you would do with your own dog: take them on a walk, to the park, to events and more – and we’ll supply a vest they can wear that shows they’re available for adoption so they can meet potential adopters along the way. You can also promote them to your friends, coworkers, family and on social media. Best part? You get to PICK who gets to adopt your vacationing dog (we will explain how).
This program allows the adoptable dogs at the ARL a break from the shelter while exposing them to adopters throughout the community who may not have even been looking for a dog (or another dog). It also allows us to free up kennel space for the dozens more dogs who arrive at the shelter each day.
Ready to sign-up? Here are the steps:
1) Fill out a foster application here
2) Attend a volunteer orientation. Click here to view upcoming dates.
3) A volunteer will visit your home to see what dog will work best for your set-up
4) Attend a foster training where we’ll talk about tips to promote your foster dog, how to choose an adopter and how to complete the paperwork.
Email us to book a dog to enjoy shelter vacation at your home!