Foster | PAWS Chicago

Foster Care

Open Your Home to Save Lives

Open your home and heart to a vulnerable pet today

  1. Complete the Foster Application
    This form tells us about your experience with animals and which of our facilities you are able to get to.
  2. Application Approval
    Once we review your information and approve your application, we will start sending you emails with animals available for fostering. 
  3. Contact Us
    Continue to visit our page highlighting animals available for foster. See an animal you'd like to help? Email us at and we will arrange a time for you to pick up your newest foster animal!


Considering fostering?

We have all the details for you here. Read more

Sign up to become a foster

Begin the process by completing our Foster Care Application. Sign up here

Available Foster Pets

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

Contact us

Need to reach us? Here’s how

See Animals in Need of Foster