Fostering a shelter pet is a rewarding, unique experience that provides a taste of pet ownership without the long-term commitment.
To foster, you need to:
Be 18 years old or older
Have your personal pets vaccinated
Not be (currently) fostering for any other shelters or rescues
We're often in need of fosters for:
Pets with behavioral needs: Some pets have never experienced kindness. They often need a few weeks with a gentle foster to learn that being with people can be a positive thing. Other pets become stressed at the shelter, and a foster home can provide a much-needed break.
Sick and injured pets: Pasadena Animal Shelter is an open admission, municipal shelter, so we often take in animals that are too ill to go up for adoption. Some of them need a quiet place to recover.
Young pets: We often receive mama cats and dogs and their litters of kittens and puppies. The shelter environment is too challenging for such babies and their fragile immune systems. Sometimes babies just need a couple of weeks to grow, while others may need a few months.