Foster

Los Angeles is on the verge of becoming no-kill, but it will only happen with your help today.

During the next six weeks, Best Friends could be receiving an additional 500 dogs and cats from Los Angeles Animal Services. Most are special needs and will require foster homes right away.

That’s where you come in: Sign up today to foster a special-needs pet. Your foster pet may need a little training, medical care or just some extra attention, so we’ll provide all the supplies, including:

Food
Harness and leash
Cat litter
Any medical supplies
Access to 24-hour emergency hotline

Yep, all those fuzzy grins, grateful wags and unlimited cuddles can be yours. The bonus? Your commitment today can bring Los Angeles to no-kill. Please contact fosterLA@bestfriends.org with questions or fill out this special needs foster form to sign up now.

FAQS: DOWNLOAD FOSTERING FAQS

What exactly do foster families do?
Foster families provide food, water, shelter, exercise and, of course, lots of love. Depending on the individual animal’s needs, foster parents may also be asked to administer more specific duties.

How will fostering impact my own pets?
You know your pet best. They may be your best assistant in helping socialize an animal or model good behaviors.

Do I qualify for taking in a foster animal?
If you have a heart for animals, you probably qualify! It is easier if you’ve had pets before, but, again, most places will help you get started if you need it.

FOSTER-PARENT TIPS:

Be prepared
Gather all existing information about the pet you are fostering so you can have a better idea of what to expect.

Talk to your vet if you already have a pet
Talk to your vet about recommended quarantine periods for new foster pets, to keep your own pets safe!

Know your environment
Make sure you know neighborhood and city rules about owning a pet and make sure you are able to comply accordingly.

Foster Info Sign-Up

Please note that you may hear back from more than one animal rescue organization based on your selection preferences.