Streets Of Bakersfield

Streets of Bakersfield is our short-term foster program where the public can take shelter dogs on day outings. Your adventure can include a hike, a trip to the park, a coffee date or even hanging out at home.

Why We're Doing It

These field trips help our shelter dogs manage kennel stress, burn off energy and get more exposure to potential adopters.

How It Works

  • Dogs are available for pick up from 10:00 AM to Noon on our Streets of Bakersfield days. To view upcoming dates, see our Facebook page.
  • Dogs need to be returned by 3:30 PM.
  • You will need to have a current short-term foster application in the system, or you can fill one out when you get to the shelter.
  • Dogs eligible for the program have signs on their kennels—you can pick a dog, or we can pick one for you!
  • On returning to the shelter, we ask that you fill out our Streets of Bakersfield Report Card, which gives us important information and insight about your shelter dog. Report cards are scanned to their permanent record and hung on their kennels.
  • We also appreciate any photos and videos of your adventures, and love to share them to social media.

We hope to see you soon!