Animal (Dog, Cat, etc) Fosters Needed

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Paw Prints in the Sand

  • 4 people are interested

Sadly, every year, millions of pets are killed in our nation's shelter system. The lucky ones who survive are saved by a network of rescue organizations that pull them out of the shelters sometimes within minutes of being euthanized. Until those pets are placed in forever homes, they need a safe place to recover from their previous life of abandonment, neglect and/or abuse, and injuries. That safe haven, where a lonely, frightened dog or cat can heal her broken heart, recover from any injuries or illness, and learn to trust humans again, could be your home for as little as a few weeks or months until it gets adopted. Fostering is only temporary, but it changes the entire life of an animal in need.

Why Foster

  • If you want the opportunity to care for an animal, but are unable to commit to 10+ years of care then fostering then is for you!
  • Fostering an animal is a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience! Not only do you and your family learn the responsibilities of "pet ownership", but you're also helping to save a life that may have otherwise may not have had a chance, just because the pet has nowhere to go.
  • Without loving foster homes and kind hearts like yours, our rescue organization cannot save animals. Foster parents play a huge role in our rescue and are very much appreciated by both the animals and us!

Contact us now using the application below if you are interested in becoming a foster parent. We are always in search of loving foster homes for our pets.

When you foster for Paw Prints in the Sand, we provide the following:

  • All veterinary expenses
  • Food and supplies (collar, leash, tags, flea medication, etc.)
  • Basic behavioral training
  • A network of other fosters for guidance and support

Adoption Events
Adoption events are held at local OC sites two Saturdays per month from 10 AM-3 PM; other occasional events occur throughout the year in partnership with local shelters and organizations. Fosters attend along with their foster pet to assist with the adoption efforts; talking with prospective adopters and promoting their furry friend.

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. Paw Prints in the Sand reimburses for rescue-related expenses and mileage according to the IRS Non-Profit Standard Mileage Rate.

TO APPLY: Please fill out our foster application at

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2500 E Imperial HwyAnywhere in Orange, SD, IE, LA CountiesBrea, CA 92821



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 21
  • 2 weeks - 6 months in-home fostering. Attendance at adoption events twice per month from 10 AM-3 PM with other occasional events.

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