Foster a Dog and Save a Life!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


6311 Nicks RoadMebane, NC 27302

Peaches is just one of the many dogs available to foster.


Why foster with Paws4ever?

Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility, but we’re here to partner with you every step of the way! We strive to pair our fosters with animals who fit the person’s skill level and lifestyle. Want a dog you can take on hikes or to the cafĂ© for lunch? Great! We’ll match you with a dog who will enjoy your active and outgoing lifestyle! Prefer to stay at home watching Seinfeld reruns? No problem! A senior dog may be the one for you. Most of the dogs currently in our shelter are available to foster with new dogs arriving as we have space.

Foster opportunities:

  • Vacation coverage for other foster caregivers
  • Special health needs - illness or injury recovery, special diet or medical treatment
  • Healthy dog or cat
  • Young puppy, nursing or pregnant mom
  • Senior dog
  • Behavioral challenges, including socialization

Paws4ever will help you and your foster pet by providing:

  • Pet food, medications and veterinary care as needed
  • Additional supplies as needed and available
  • Promotions to help your foster pet get adopted
  • Outreach events and other exposure opportunities for your foster pet
  • Dog training classes you and your foster dog can attend
  • Workshops and other training opportunities so you can grow your skills as a foster parent

All fosters must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Live in a safe home that allows pets
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Personal pets, if applicable, must be up to date on required vaccines
  • Be willing and able to follow all Paws4ever foster care guidelines

By partnering with Paws4ever to foster a dog you can help us rescue more pets and provide a loving home while they wait to be joined with their forever family. Together, we are truly making a difference!


  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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