How to Foster a Dog!


The Canine Foster Care Program is one of the many lifesaving arms of ACCT Philly. The primary reason for foster care is to provide a temporary home for a potentially adoptable animal whose current condition is not manageable in a shelter setting, provide stress relief, or to relieve overcrowding in the shelter. Previous fostering experience is not required; we’ll train you to become an ideal foster care provider if you’re committed to finding your foster animal a safe and loving “forever home” while following our recommendations in term  s of promotion, training, and integration!

Here are the steps to get started fostering dogs through ACCT Philly!

1.) Review our Canine Foster Overview. This goes over the different opportunities, commitments, and ways we support you when fostering through ACCT Philly! PS Make sure to pay attention to what you should bring with you before coming to take a dog home.

***Interested in trying out a dog before adopting? We have a Trial Adoption program for this! For more details, email!***

2.) Scan and Email a Canine Foster Application to or fill one out in person at our mainsite location.

3.) When you’re ready to take a dog home, come in during our open hours or schedule an appointment! Your application will be processed the same day so there is no need to wait for approval or correspondence with our Lifesaving team!

Any further questions? Please email us at!

Open Hours: 

Weekdays: 1pm-7pm (1-4pm for day trips)

Weekends and Holidays: 10am-4pm (10am-1pm for day trips)*


*The Lifesaving office may be closed on some Holidays.

Please call 267-385-3800ext400 and email for confirmation.