Foster and Help Us Save More Animals
PAWS Chicago fosters provide a lifesaving service for homeless cats and dogs. Fosters open their homes to care for sick and injured pets, animals having trouble adjusting to shelter life, pets who need work on their socialization skills, or those who simply need time to grow before being ready for adoption.
By fostering a homeless pet, you open up space at PAWS Chicago, allowing us to rescue more animals. Many animals are sitting at the city pound, uncertain of their fates. The more animals PAWS can take in, the more lives we can save. By giving your time and home to an animal in need, you help save a life.
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Sign up to become a foster
Begin the process by completing our Foster Care Application. Sign up here
Meet the dogs and cats currently in need of foster care. See more
Resources for fosters
Already fostering a dog or cat and have a question? Start here
Foster First Program
Our Foster First program gives you extended time to get to know your new pup before adoption. Learn more
Need to reach us? Here’s how
Ready to Become a Foster Parent?
- COMPLETE THE FOSTER APPLICATION.
This form tells us about your experience with animals and which of our facilities you are able to get to.
- YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED. Once we review your information and approve you, we'll start sending you emails with animals available for fostering.
- EMAIL US.
See an animal you'd like to help? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a time for you to pick up your newest foster animal.