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Foster an animal from your local shelter, and help the shelters make room to save more!

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Maybe you're unable to offer a forever home to an animal right now. Totally fine! What if you offered a temporary home for a bundle of fluffy love while the shelter sought adoptive pet parents? Most shelter foster programs will even provide food and supplies while you're fostering. Meanwhile, you've freed up room for the shelter to take in more animals before they're euthanized.



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Stories (4)

  • Susan Sink

    Meet Crazy Coonhound Brooke. Foster Failure. Separation & thunderstorm anxiety. Big heart, wonderful social skills, great traveling companion.

  • Jelena Woehr

    I've fostered pets a few times in my life. The first photo here is Monster, my "foster failure" -- she's still with me, after being incorrectly diagnosed as a kitten with FIP and deemed unadoptable. She doesn't even like me very much, but it's pretty funny having my own Grumpy Cat. The pug, Tico, was a successful foster dog. He found a great home with another pug! As you can see, my own dog was NOT pleased, so the pug fostering experiment was a one-time thing. I have three pets in my apartment now (two are rescues) but I'm still helping to care for rescue animals by exercising horses waiting for adoption at Polo Pony Rescue.

  • Kirsten Browning

    Now that we've returned from our fostering orientation, here are some photos from Austin's and my trip to BFLA! We can't wait to start fostering a couple of kittens, and perhaps eventually an adult cat, as well!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I fostered a tiny dog who seemed to have not gotten a lot of attention in the past and I helped her get out of her shell, learn to trust both humans and other animals, and find a great home. She's now looking so much healthier and it makes me happy to know I was a part of that. Shelters often have to ship dogs over to other shelters when they get crowded, so fostering really helps them out.