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Lady Gwen - Special Needs Izzy - Abuse

Special Needs—Born with a deformed
front leg, Lady Gwen required
special care and "tutoring."

Abuse—Izzy arrived with broken facial
bones caused by a blunt object. 
Nursed to health by his foster family.

Become a Foster Buddy.

Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have, and provides the stepping stone between the Shelter and the dog’s successful adoption into its new home.  We are always in need of temporary homes for animals who cannot be cared for at the shelter for whatever reason.  Puppies need a stable environment and focused human interaction, sick or recuperating dogs need a quiet atmosphere and special medications, shy dogs need socialization and human bonding—none of which can successfully be accomplished at the Shelter.

Fostering requires a solid commitment on the part of the Foster Buddy to crate, lead and house train, exercise and teach basic commands, all important qualities in an adoptable pet.  You will get attached to your foster dog, and you will have mixed feelings of joy and sadness when they find their forever home.  You will get immense gratification knowing that you were an important “rest stop” and caregiver to a dog who has made his way from abuse, abandonment, homelessness, injury or illness to finding his new and forever loving family.

Being a Foster Buddy will involve taking your foster dog to adoption events held in the community, usually on weekends.  If you have scheduling conflicts, you can work with the Foster Coordinator or other Foster Buddies to get your foster dog to these adoption events.  This public interaction is an important aspect of fostering and the goal to move the animal from foster homes into forever homes as quickly as possible.

New Foster Buddies will complete a foster orientation and a home visit.  We understand that taking an animal into your home for any length of time involves commitment and trust on both of our parts.  We will work with you to make this interaction a positive and rewarding experience for both you and your foster dog.

Interested?  Please fill out a Foster Application or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   to discuss opportunities with our Foster Coordinator.


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Pound Buddies Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

1300 East Keating Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-6500 (phone)
(231) 724-3495 (fax)

Shelter Hours
(to search for your lost dog)

Monday–Friday:  8 am–11 am
and noon–5 pm

Adoption Viewing Hours
(to find your new best friend)

Tuesday & Thursday:  Noon–2 pm
Wednesday:  5 pm–7 pm
Saturday:  Noon–2 pm
…or by Appointment (please call)

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Upcoming Events

• DOGS & DEALS Yard Sale & Adoption Event
Sat Oct 04 @08:00AM - 02:00PM

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