Puppy/Kitten Foster

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

One night can mean all the difference, please help.


Foster anywhere from overnight to full time. We are open to all types of schedules and households. We have animals that would do well with families or more comfortable with a single in a efficiency apartment. If you have the desire to help and are able to have animals in your home, we could use your help.

Our rescue does not have a shelter or other facility, so we rely on the generosity of a special group of volunteers to house our adoptable animals. The more foster families that we have available, the more animals we can help and save.

Fostering does not need to be a long-time commitment, nor do you need previous experience. DC PAWS has set up a program for its fosters that is supportive and rewarding. Fostering can also be challenging, so its important to know what to expect.

While you are fostering an animal, we provide all the vet care, which includes monthly preventatives against heartworm, fleas and ticks. We also provide a collar, leash and ID tag, and a crate, if you need one. We have a training and enrichment program to help fosters feel more confident in training the dog in basic obedience and to troubleshoot any behavioral concerns. Our rescue has a supportive network in which fosters can learn from each other and more experienced volunteers.Every animal is assigned its own adoption coordinator that helps market the dog, screen potential adopters and assist the foster in and supporting the animal in its temporary home.


  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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