Foster parents are needed for. . .
Take a pair, three, or more! Kittens who are too young for adoption need temporary foster care where they can grow big enough to be spayed/neutered (2.5 months or 2.5 pounds). Some are big enough to eat on their own, and others need to be bottle-fed. The need is particularly urgent during “kitten season,” between May and October.
Nursing cats with litters
The best kept secret of fostering: mom does all the work! With just the basics like food, litter, and love, the kittens will grow healthy and strong and ready for forever homes. And when Mom’s done nursing, she’ll go on to find a loving family too.
Fosters are especially needed for medium and large size dogs to harness their energy through walks, play, and training to teach basic manners and help them transform from a homeless shelter dog to a well-mannered family pet. Rise to the occasion, take the leash, and change the life of a fun-loving dog who needs you!
Dogs with Medical Needs
PAWS rescues dogs of all sizes who need loving foster homes while they heal from surgery or receive ongoing treatment at our clinic for cardiac conditions, orthopedic issues, and more.
Adult cats with illnesses
Foster homes are needed for felines in our medical wards with a variety of conditions including upper respiratory infections, eye infections, dental conditions, digestive issues, and more. Some are very ill and urgently need a home setting to heal, and others just need to finish a round of meds before they’re ready for adoption.
Healthy pets of all kinds
Take in a healthy, adoption-ready pet just to open up a space in the shelter. Your foster will thrive in your care while they wait for a home, and we’ll use the spot they leave behind to rescue the next pet in need!