FosterFurkids.com offers rescues and shelters the ability to post animals in need of
fosters to our publicly searchable database, as well as search profiles of available pet fosters and
transport drivers in their area.
How does it work?
Rescues and Shelters that have signed up with FosterFurkids.com can find foster homes in two ways:
1) Posting available pets to FosterFurkids.com’s searchable database
Similar to pet adoption sites, people interested in fostering a pet can search our database to find
available dogs or cats in need of fostering. Foster inquiries are sent directly to the rescue
group or shelter via the contact form on the pet’s profile page.
2) Searching pet foster profiles
FosterFurkids.com enables both volunteer and paid fosters who are interested providing
foster homes to sign up and post their profiles on our site. This unique feature is only available and
visible to rescues and shelters. To search for fosters simply enter your zip code and the search results
will display all pet fosters within a 25 mile radius. Rescues and shelters can view each foster’s profile
details, availability, pet preferences, accommodations, reviews, and other information to decide whether a
particular pet foster fits your needs.
Volunteer fosters vs. Paid fosters
Although fosters are typically volunteer based, due to the shortage of available fosters, some rescues are
turning to paid fosters as an alternative. By offering to pay fosters a small weekly or monthly
fee ($70-$75/week) rescues are able to find more foster homes for harder to place animals, including pets
with aggression, behavioral or medical issues. It’s also a less expensive and preferable alternative to
boarding animals at a kennel. Rates and payments are negotiated between the foster and rescue organization
What if my rescue or shelter can’t afford to pay a foster?
Foster Fund Pledges
Rescues and shelters can solicit donations and pledges to help pay for animals in need of urgent foster
homes. Donors can pledge a specific dollar amount as a one-time donation or a reoccurring contribution
towards a specific animal’s foster fund, through an optional "Donate" button on a rescue or shelter’s pet profile page.
Searching pet transporters
Rescues and shelters can also search for pet transporters to pick up dogs or cats that need to be pulled from
animals shelters, and driven to foster homes or the vet. To search for transports simply enter the
zip code of the location where pets will need to be picked up or the location where they need to be dropped
off. Search results will display all pet transporters within a 25 mile radius.