Meet the Fetch foster pups available for adoption

We spend time getting to know every one of our pups in order to find them the perfect forever home. Each Fetch dog has their own story to share with the world. Click on a dog to read more about their personality and story. New pups join Fetch weekly so make sure to check back regularly or tune to our Facebook page for updates. Please note that we currently have a wait list for adoption. There's a good chance you may not get the pup you apply for, but we will find a pup that is a great match for your lifestyle. Our adoption process can take up to two months. If you're looking for a dog sooner, we highly recommend that you foster with Fetch, or check out the Dane County Humane Society, Iowa County Humane Society, Green County Humane Society, or any other local Wisconsin shelters - they have many dogs ready and waiting for their forever homes. (Note: If a picture does does not have a link, that means we don't have their bios ready quite yet).

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dogs available in the community

Fetch works with local dog owners to help them re-home their dogs. You can apply for these dogs through the same adoption process as above. Our service is to screen and approve potential homes for surrendering owners, but you will finalize the adoption directly with the surrendering owner. Fetch cannot guarantee the behavior and medical condition of these dogs, but we strive to provide all information that we have on them during the process. 

  Daisy is a 3 year old Boxer/Lab/Terrier Mix  I am a very well behaved girl with lots of energy and love. My favorite things in this world are meeting new human friends, taking long naps, get lots of tummy rubs, take nice long quiet walks and play fetch. I'm also very obedient and know lots of commands like SIT, STAY, LAY DOWN, HEEL, DROP, and LEAVE IT among others. I have a tendency to overreact when I see other dogs and I have an issue with calming down after I see them, so my ideal home would have no other animals.

Daisy is a 3 year old Boxer/Lab/Terrier Mix
I am a very well behaved girl with lots of energy and love. My favorite things in this world are meeting new human friends, taking long naps, get lots of tummy rubs, take nice long quiet walks and play fetch. I'm also very obedient and know lots of commands like SIT, STAY, LAY DOWN, HEEL, DROP, and LEAVE IT among others. I have a tendency to overreact when I see other dogs and I have an issue with calming down after I see them, so my ideal home would have no other animals.

  Pumpkin is a 5 year old female pitbull mix, 45 lbs  Hi! My name is Pumpkin. I challenge you to find a sweeter dog than me! Speaking of challenges, unfortunately, I’m not always sure who is trustworthy and sometimes I think I need to defend myself and my family from people or dogs who (I’m told) don’t really mean any harm and this is why my current family can’t keep me. My current family is looking for experienced dog owners, ideally experienced pittie owners, with a better home environment for my issues and who would be committed to helping me be the best dog I can be. My basic obedience skills are excellent and I am very treat-motivated, so I’m ready to learn even more. I am house trained, crate trained and like playing fetch and going for walks.

Pumpkin is a 5 year old female pitbull mix, 45 lbs
Hi! My name is Pumpkin. I challenge you to find a sweeter dog than me! Speaking of challenges, unfortunately, I’m not always sure who is trustworthy and sometimes I think I need to defend myself and my family from people or dogs who (I’m told) don’t really mean any harm and this is why my current family can’t keep me. My current family is looking for experienced dog owners, ideally experienced pittie owners, with a better home environment for my issues and who would be committed to helping me be the best dog I can be. My basic obedience skills are excellent and I am very treat-motivated, so I’m ready to learn even more. I am house trained, crate trained and like playing fetch and going for walks.

  Charlie, 6 year old pitbull mix, 55 lbs  Charlie is a sweet girl who is house broken and knows basic commands. She would do best in a house with older children (13+) or no children, because younger children make her anxious. She is wary of strangers, especially men, but warms up given time. She would do best as the only dog in the home, and is great with cats. Given time, she would get along with dogs, but does exhibit resource guarding behavior. Thunderstorms, fireworks, and being away from her people make her anxious. She loves car rides and being around her humans. Are you her forever family?

Charlie, 6 year old pitbull mix, 55 lbs
Charlie is a sweet girl who is house broken and knows basic commands. She would do best in a house with older children (13+) or no children, because younger children make her anxious. She is wary of strangers, especially men, but warms up given time. She would do best as the only dog in the home, and is great with cats. Given time, she would get along with dogs, but does exhibit resource guarding behavior. Thunderstorms, fireworks, and being away from her people make her anxious. She loves car rides and being around her humans. Are you her forever family?

  My name is Elbe and I am a 7(ish) year old lab mix  that has lived in Madison with my mom for 6 years after being rescued near St. Louis. Most of the time I enjoy being lazy and cuddling with humans. I also get these bursts of energy that I'm told are adorable and typically involve me throwing toys up in the air to myself. It's kinda silly but I like it! My biggest downfall is that I get nervous around other dogs because years ago I was attacked by one and I haven't trusted them since. In order to protect myself and my human I get defensive and fixated on the other dog until it goes away or I get pulled away. I also have a thing for small animals. And by thing, I mean that I think they're toys and get rough with them if I have a chance.  I never show aggression towards humans, adults and kids alike. I have no issue if things like toys or food are taken away from me. I also don't mind being in my crate, or as I like to think of it, my bedroom. I think I would LOVE to live in the country. City living is stressful on me and my mom because there are sooo many dogs around. I would need to be the only pet in the household, but I have so much love to give you won't need any other pets, I promise!

My name is Elbe and I am a 7(ish) year old lab mix that has lived in Madison with my mom for 6 years after being rescued near St. Louis. Most of the time I enjoy being lazy and cuddling with humans. I also get these bursts of energy that I'm told are adorable and typically involve me throwing toys up in the air to myself. It's kinda silly but I like it! My biggest downfall is that I get nervous around other dogs because years ago I was attacked by one and I haven't trusted them since. In order to protect myself and my human I get defensive and fixated on the other dog until it goes away or I get pulled away. I also have a thing for small animals. And by thing, I mean that I think they're toys and get rough with them if I have a chance.
I never show aggression towards humans, adults and kids alike. I have no issue if things like toys or food are taken away from me. I also don't mind being in my crate, or as I like to think of it, my bedroom. I think I would LOVE to live in the country. City living is stressful on me and my mom because there are sooo many dogs around. I would need to be the only pet in the household, but I have so much love to give you won't need any other pets, I promise!

  Frankie is a 2 year old cairn terrier   He is playful, smart, and independent. We love him fiercely, and he has been a welcome addition to our home for two years. Frank is always excited to greet us when we come home and loves being outdoors. He does very well following directions, especially when given his favorite treats. Typically, he is a chill dog that will brighten your day. He loves hot dogs, the dog park, smelling around the yard, and relaxing in his favorite chair. Frank has struggles with pain from vertebrae that are too close together and arthritis in his knees and hips. He has shown aggression towards us (snarling and biting), but typically does well with visitors. We have learned his triggers and are able to live beside him happily when these triggers are avoided. We just worry that these triggers (i.e. touching him when he’s resting) will be impossible to avoid when we have small children running around. He needs a wide berth when resting and medications with breakfast and dinner. Although Frank has his issues (and is adorably one-eyed), we know he can be the perfect dog for someone without kids looking for a smart and independent companion to walk through life beside.

Frankie is a 2 year old cairn terrier
He is playful, smart, and independent. We love him fiercely, and he has been a welcome addition to our home for two years. Frank is always excited to greet us when we come home and loves being outdoors. He does very well following directions, especially when given his favorite treats. Typically, he is a chill dog that will brighten your day. He loves hot dogs, the dog park, smelling around the yard, and relaxing in his favorite chair. Frank has struggles with pain from vertebrae that are too close together and arthritis in his knees and hips. He has shown aggression towards us (snarling and biting), but typically does well with visitors. We have learned his triggers and are able to live beside him happily when these triggers are avoided. We just worry that these triggers (i.e. touching him when he’s resting) will be impossible to avoid when we have small children running around. He needs a wide berth when resting and medications with breakfast and dinner. Although Frank has his issues (and is adorably one-eyed), we know he can be the perfect dog for someone without kids looking for a smart and independent companion to walk through life beside.

    Dexter is 5.5 yr old pitbull mix   I LOVE to snuggle. Seriously, it's my favorite. My ideal day involves eating and sleeping. I like going on walks but honestly, I'm pretty lazy. If I had a yard with a 6ft fence I would lay in the sun ALL day. I love the sun because I am a San Diego Native; so I'm still getting used to the winters here in WI. I love people, all people. I'll snuggle up to just about anyone, after a loud bark of excitement that hopefully doesn't scare them away. I really wish I wasn't so intimidating to strangers because I'm just a lover. I'm not big on sharing the house with other animals though. I'm an alpha and the only other dogs I'll tolerate are submissive dogs when I'm introduced properly. I like to guard the property. If a stranger enters, I will bark - loudly. But I'm all bark, I'd never bite, promise! I kept my mom safe while she was living in downtown San Diego :) I have two best friends: Hugh who is a 3 yr old Spaniel mutt, and Jovi who is a 7 year old Samoyed (I lived with Jovi for years and Hugh is my current dog-mate). Lucy, a chocolate lab, shared a yard with me at my last home in SD and we liked to play in passing. I don't like cats, I think they're food. I know basic commands like sit, lay down, stay and show me your belly (my submissive command).

Dexter is 5.5 yr old pitbull mix
I LOVE to snuggle. Seriously, it's my favorite. My ideal day involves eating and sleeping. I like going on walks but honestly, I'm pretty lazy. If I had a yard with a 6ft fence I would lay in the sun ALL day. I love the sun because I am a San Diego Native; so I'm still getting used to the winters here in WI. I love people, all people. I'll snuggle up to just about anyone, after a loud bark of excitement that hopefully doesn't scare them away. I really wish I wasn't so intimidating to strangers because I'm just a lover. I'm not big on sharing the house with other animals though. I'm an alpha and the only other dogs I'll tolerate are submissive dogs when I'm introduced properly. I like to guard the property. If a stranger enters, I will bark - loudly. But I'm all bark, I'd never bite, promise! I kept my mom safe while she was living in downtown San Diego :) I have two best friends: Hugh who is a 3 yr old Spaniel mutt, and Jovi who is a 7 year old Samoyed (I lived with Jovi for years and Hugh is my current dog-mate). Lucy, a chocolate lab, shared a yard with me at my last home in SD and we liked to play in passing. I don't like cats, I think they're food. I know basic commands like sit, lay down, stay and show me your belly (my submissive command).

  Skippy, 9 year old Rat Terrier, 20 lbs  Here is Skippy. He is a rattie who is about 10 years old. He came to our house 9 years ago from a co-worker who was unable to take care of him. My wife died last year so he and I are now alone and I can't take him with me to where I'm going. He is an amazing athlete and very, very smart. He dearly loves his people and could use an experienced owner to help him learn to be more social outside the pack. He loves to play but again, needs a dog-person to help him learn to play better.

Skippy, 9 year old Rat Terrier, 20 lbs
Here is Skippy. He is a rattie who is about 10 years old. He came to our house 9 years ago from a co-worker who was unable to take care of him. My wife died last year so he and I are now alone and I can't take him with me to where I'm going. He is an amazing athlete and very, very smart. He dearly loves his people and could use an experienced owner to help him learn to be more social outside the pack. He loves to play but again, needs a dog-person to help him learn to play better.