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SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s Foster Enrichment Program (with Chesapeake Dog Training)


The SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s Foster Enrichment Program places some of the more difficult-to-adopt dogs in temporary foster homes where the dogs can receive extra enrichment training. Many of these dogs are stressed in the shelter environment and improve quickly once in a home. This program not only helps to save a dog’s life, but it is also a great way for YOU to learn about dog behavior and gain invaluable training experience!


Are you able to fulfill the following requirements?

  1. Have an approved SPCA of Anne Arundel County Foster application

  2. Complete a 1 1/2 hour classroom presentation on dog behavior, training, and safety techniques. 

  3. Meet with the dog at the SPCA at least once and learn the training that the dog already knows. 

  4. Allow one of Chesapeake Dog Training’s dog trainers to do a home visit with or without the dog to make sure there is a good set-up for the particular dog.

  5. Participate in a weekly training session at the SPCA or in-home (depending on the needs of the dog).

  6. Send weekly progress reports to Foster Coordinator and Dog Trainer.

  7. Commit to a time period of 2 weeks to 6 months depending on the dog.

If yes, please answer the following questions using as much detail as possible so we can find you the best match! If not, please ask about fostering one of our other in need animals that may be a better match for your lifestyle!