Heather’s Foster Dogs was formed in late 2013 by a group of dedicated former shelter volunteers and fosters looking to change the outlook for area animal shelters and the homeless pets in their community.

Please note that we are a foster based group located in the southern suburbs of Chicago. We have no shelter facility at which the dogs are located, at which you may meet the dogs. Neither do we board dogs. Our dogs are in foster homes.


HFD is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization certified by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The group pulled their first fosters in March 2014 and look forward to saving as many lives as possible!



Heather’s Foster Dogs is a member of the No More Homeless Pets Network which works with rescue organizations and shelters around the country that are reducing euthanasia rates and saving lives in their communities.

Heather’s Foster Dogs has been certified by Guidestar with the Bronze Seal of Transparency.

Heather’s Foster Dogs is a proud member of Shelter Animals Count, a collaborative effort with broad representation from the animal welfare community. By creating standardized reporting and definitions for shelter statistics including intake, adoptions, return-to-owner, transfers, euthanasia and shelter deaths, we will increase live outcomes. The board is dedicated to furthering more transparency with anonymity through sharing of shelter data to increase lifesaving opportunities.




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Learn about the Heather’s Foster Dogs on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Heathers-Foster-Dogs-The-Petco-Foundation-Senior-Dog-Care-Program-1616255658691233/?fref=nf&pnref=story



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