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Working from home? Foster a dog and help us open up space to save another!

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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers in Defense of Animals

  • 24 people are interested
VIDA (Volunteers in Defense of Animals)

Every dog fostered means another dog we can save! We operate out of a central shelter location and can house up to about 40 dogs, so every dog we can get a foster home for means we can make space to take in another! We often take dogs out of bad situations like breeding operations and abuse situations. A lot of these dogs need TLC and care from us. But! We also take in tons of dogs who are wonderful at home and also are needing fosters. No matter how easy or difficult they may be to take care of, everyone could use a nice space at home instead of the shelter runs.

If you're home more often for the next coming months (or even just weeks), please contact us or visit our website at for more information + application.

We provide ALL of the supplies necessary (and you can request for more as needed). You are, of course, welcome to order things and bring things around the house for your animal. If you've never owned a dog before, we are here for you to give advice all day long! We can carry you through the process as much as you need it. All dogs are also vetted before going home and will have a collar with our tags on it in the case that something happens.

If things aren't working out with your foster pet, you can take them back to our shelter and either put a pause on fostering for a while (it's okay!) or take in a different dog/cat (Yes, cats also really need foster homes).

In terms of COVID-19 exposure, our shelter is closed to the public and only takes adoptions by appointment. No volunteers are allowed on premises and only a tiny handful of staff members are working to keep us in operation for the sake of these babies!

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About Volunteers in Defense of Animals


19142 E Walnut Dr N, Rowland Heights, CA 91748, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect and help dogs and cats from homelessness neglect, abuse, cruelty and abandonment. VIDA does not belong to any one person but instead to all of its volunteers. We adopt out about 50-60 cats and dogs per month - we rescue dogs from high-kill shelters, low income neighborhoods, and from the streets of Mexico. We also have spay and neuter operations and have saved thousands of animals already.


Volunteers in Defense of Animals is a non-profit organization working to end the suffering and mistreatment of dogs and cats in Southern California. We bring spay and neuter services to areas where families cannot afford them; we facilitate the rescue, foster care, and adoption of animals whenever possible, and we offer education and support to those involved in the care of animals.

We have found forever homes for hundreds of dogs and cats, with around 4-5 new adoptions taking place each week. Many of our dogs come from local high-kill shelters before they are euthanized and on the streets of both the US and Mexico. We also have spay/neuter operations in low-income neighborhoods in the US and in Mexico and have spayed/neutered thousands of pets.


Animals, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


19142 E Walnut Dr NLa Puente, CA 91748



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy




  • Must be at least 18

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