Dogs currently in need of foster homes

Our City Dogs Foster Program works with foster homes in the Washington, DC metro area, including parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia. By fostering a dog or cat, you are enabling City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue to pull an animal from a high-kill shelter.

​We request a minimum of a two-week foster commitment but prefer our fosters to have the pet up to the point of adoption. Many of our dogs and cats are adopted within a couple of months; however, we cannot guarantee this timeline. Sometimes they are adopted more quickly and sometimes they take longer to find forever homes. If you have travel plans, let us know and we can make appropriate arrangements.

City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue pays for all pre-approved vetting and provides you with a crate, “Adopt Me” vest, collar, leash, harness and other supplies, if needed, when you foster a dog. You provide a home, loving care and food (and taking your foster to vet appointments as needed).  To learn more about our cat foster program, please visit our City Kitties foster page.

All of the dogs listed on this page need foster homes. They are eligible for adoption at any time.


Once you fill out an application, you will hear from a CDCK volunteer within two weeks.

Questions may be directed to our Foster Team.


If you are already an approved foster 
and want to foster a dog, please email your Foster Assistant.

If you no longer know who that is, please email our Foster Team.


Interested? Remember, if you’ve adopted from us before, you’re already approved to foster. Contact us if you want to foster a pet!

Foster needed to start now

Temporary foster needed

Foster needed to start July 27

Foster needed to start August 1

Foster needed to start August 3

Foster needed to start August 6

Foster needed to start August 12

Foster needed to start August 15


If you are looking for a resource to rehome your pet and you did not adopt them from City Dogs & City Kitties Rescue, visit to learn more and create their profile. 

*If you need to return your CDCK cat or dog, please contact