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How You Can Help
Take In

Become a Foster

Love dogs? Have a little extra space and time? Our foster program is open to anyone in the Greater Louisville area who is interested in providing a loving temporary home to a rescued puppy or dog while they wait to find their forever home. 

Some say fostering a shelter dog is the hardest job you’ll ever love, but talk to some of our fosters and they will tell you it’s the most rewarding job! As you are pouring love into a dog that may have been abused or neglected, you help them gain the confidence and trust to successfully transition to a permanent home. Sometimes it’s a dog who needs medical care and a lot of time, energy and vet appointments. Or it may be a puppy who just needs to grow and get started on house training and obedience. It’s hard to say good-bye, but we adopt locally and a lot of our fosters keep in contact with their adopters.

The need is great, and PBSF is asked daily to take in dogs. Because we do not have a physical facility, we can only say yes when we have a committed foster home. We provide everything you need to foster a dog, from a crate to food, bowls, toys and collars. And all medical expenses are covered. All you provide is a safe space, love and stability.

Won’t you consider opening your heart and home to a puppy or dog in need? 

Note: The foster application works best on a computer. If you submit it using a mobile device, be sure you get an email confirmation that the application was received.

Show Up


From helping at community events to transporting pups to vet appointments, there are lots of ways to get involved with PBSF. 

Fill out the volunteer form below to be added to the list of people we can count on!  

Check all that you're interested in!

Give Back

Make a Donation

Learn about all of the ways we make it simple to give back. 

Speak Up

Spread the Word

Our rescue work is only possible through support from people like you! Tell your dog-loving friends about us and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Come out to our events and proudly show your support on your sleeve!

Upcoming Events

July 12 & 26 • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tail-waggin’ Tuesdays at Frank’s Whiskey Place
331 E. Market St. • NuLu

August 14 • 1 to 4 p.m.

Doggie Fashion Show at PG&J’s Dog Bar
800 Baxter Ave. • Highlands


Contact PBSF Dog Rescue

We are a small team of volunteers, so please be patient as we work to answer emails. We do not have an intake facility, so we cannot take in owner surrenders or strays. To report a stray,  contact Louisville Metro Animal Services here.