Our Foster to Adopt program is a great option for those unsure about dog ownership and looking for a “trial period” before signing adoption paperwork. Working through HugABull, you can be matched with a dog in the shelter system and commit to caring for them during the 30-day foster period.

If you find that dog is a fit to your home, you are first in line to adopt and make them a permanent family member. And if you aren’t ready for the commitment, the dog is put up for adoption, and we only ask that you care for the dog until another home is found.

Foster to Adopt does not generally apply to dogs who have already completed their 30-day foster period, and all terms and conditions of the HugABull foster care programs apply during the initial 30 days.

Read our adoptive happy ending stories (including many foster to adopt families) on our Matches Made in Heaven page!