Interested in fostering an older and more experienced dog?  We have some wonderful dogs for you.

Our Silver Paws Program, an extension of the Stop the Suffering family, focuses on senior dogs, ages 6 and up, who have found themselves homeless and in a shelter. 

We work with our shelter partners to assess each dog coming into the program for medical and nutritional needs.  The dog is then placed into one of our foster homes while we look for a loving forever home that understands the ongoing needs of a sweet, yet experienced, dog.

Our Silver Paw dogs tend to need a little more medical care upfront to get them to a healthy state.  But once they are healthy, they are ready to relax and enjoy their new forever family.

Apply to become a Silver Paw foster family.  Complete our Foster Application.

** If you don't hear from STS within 48 hours please contact us via email at to ensure your application came through.  Thanks!


Stop the Suffering depends entirely on foster families to provide temporary housing for every rescued dog and cat until their permanent adoptive family is found.  This means that we are always in need of great foster families.  We can't save an animal if it has no place to go.

Simply put, the more foster families we have available, the more animals that can be saved.

Becoming a foster parent for a homeless animal is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Because of you, an animal that may have never been loved or had a home will get to know what love and home feel like.​​

When animals are rescued, they are often very traumatized.  Some of them may have physical or mental scars that need to be healed. It is due to the dedication of all of the STS foster families that all of our rescues are rehabilitated in full and are turned into loving adoptable pets. Foster families are the angels and saviors for these animals.

Although we are always in desperate need of great foster families, unfortunately, we cannot approve everyone as a foster. Prior to being accepted as a foster family, STS has to do a background investigation to ensure the foster environment will work out well for both our animals and the foster families themselves.

Become a foster family!  Complete our Foster Application.

** If you don't hear from STS within 48 hours please contact us via email at to ensure your application came through.  Thanks!

Save a life...become a foster parent today!

Silver Paws Program (Senior Dogs)