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Walk and Wag Contest

Animal shelters can be a challenging environment for dogs, and many pets entering shelters have been neglected. Heroes like you make it possible for homeless dogs to spend their time in a loving home versus a stressful animal shelter. A permanent or foster home can transform a scared shelter dog into a lovable and fearless pup. We asked you, “what makes your dog WAG?”, and you sent your most creative photos showcasing your dogs’ personalities. YOUR votes chose the winners! 

Learn From The Experts

Andrea Arden

Companion animal behavior expert, founded Andrea Arden Dog Training in NYC in 1994. Andrea is the author of Barron’s Dog Training Bible, Dog Friendly Dog Training, Train Your Dog the Lazy Way, and The Little Book of Dog Tricks. She is an on-air expert for Live with Kelly & Ryan, The Today Show, and Animal Planet, amongst many other networks and shows.

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Seth Casteel

Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer and the New York Times Best Selling Author of nine books including Underwater Dogs, Underwater Puppies, Underwater Babies, Pounce and five children’s books. Now with over half a million copies in print around the world, Underwater Dogs is one of the best selling photography books of all-time.

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Become Fluent in Fido Foster

Pets, like people, need a place to feel safe; a place where they can let their guard down, where they don’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from. Many pets have been neglected or abused when they enter a shelter, and foster heroes like you make it possible for them to spend their time waiting for a forever family in a loving home versus a stressful, loud shelter. Best of all, foster families can play a crucial role in helping find forever homes for the pets in their care.

While all homeless pets can benefit from a foster family, stressed dogs, nursing moms, motherless puppies, sick and injured dogs who need medical recovery, shy dogs, and dogs displaced by emergencies need the most help in most shelters. By joining the #FidoFoster movement you can save some of the most vulnerable pets’ lives in this country.

Here, new fido fosters or adopters can find resources they needed to train and care for dogs, and shelters can get resources to set up a successful fido foster program and recruit fosters. We’ll give you tips and tricks from industry experts, including animal behavior expert Andrea Arden, award-winning photographer Seth Casteel, and vet consultant Dr. Sarah Dodd.

Foster Resources

Get tips and advice from dog experts to make the most out of your fido foster experience!

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Shelter Resources

Learn tried and true methods for setting up a sustainable foster program and more!

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Meet Dylan, Andrea’s Foster Puppy

Support Dog-Saving Initiatives

Support Greater Good Charities’ foster initiatives to help more pets find their way into foster homes, to ensure foster families have the supplies they need to care for their new family members, and to help more foster pets get adopted.


A Special Offer from MyPetCandle

Give back with a personalized candle! For every candle purchased on MyPetCandle, we’ll provide a soft and cuddly blanket to a shelter dog, to make their lives more comfortable while they wait for their forever home.

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Spread the Word on Social Media!

Spread the word about our #FidoFoster resources with our social kits for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Encourage your friends to bring a foster puppy home with them!

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