There are several different types of dogs in need of foster. Some are in need of medical attention - such as treatment for heartworm, recovery after surgery or just some special care to their skin & coat. Others are shy and can benefit from the one-on-one attention that a family home environment can provide. We have some that don't have great manners and could use a family to teach them the basics of leash walking & indoor living, in order to prepare them for adoption. In all cases, Char-Wills pays for all pre-approved medical expenses when done at our vet located in Tamaqua, PA. We can also provide food, leash, collar and a crate. All dogs will be vaccinated prior to being fostered.


We are located in Eastern PA, between Allentown and Pottsville. Families interested in fostering must make an appointment & travel to our location with their entire family (human & canine) to meet possible foster dogs. 


Please feel free to E-MAIL US if you would like more info on a dog or if you have questions about whether a particular dog would be a good foster for you. We'll do our best to reply in a timely manner.


Click the link above to complete our online foster application. The info you provide will allow us to match you with a German Shepherd appropriate for your family & lifestyle. 


Please allow us up to two weeks to review your application & contact your references. We will advise you when your application has been approved.


After your application has been approved, we can schedule your family for a Meet & Greet with available dogs. Arrangements will be made for you, all of your resident family members, and any of your existing dogs to meet the prospective Shepherd(s) at our location. Our decades of experience with German Shepherds allows us to match you with a foster dog appropriate for your lifestyle.  

Please understand that our dogs come from a variety of situations. Some are house-trained, others need help learning. Some walk well on a leash, others have never been on a leash before. Your guidance, patience and love will help your foster dog heal in both body and mind, and prepare him for his forever home.

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