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Foster a Dog

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  • 2 people are interested

Though you didn’t plan it, you’re probably spending more time at home these days. So now is the perfect time to foster a pet!

Fostering gives dogs and cats the time, love and care they need to find forever homes. Plus, it opens up space for another pet to be rescued, which is especially important right now. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, we expect that fewer people will be coming in to adopt a new best friend. That’s why foster homes are so crucial for saving lives.

And did you know that fostering a pet will help you, too? Studies have shown that having a pet can help reduce stress and anxiety. Whether you prefer cat snuggles or dog kisses, we have a furry friend who can make your days a little happier. We’ll give you everything that you need to care for your foster pet, including supplies, vet care and support.

Right now we have rescued 30+ dogs from China meat markets and flown them over on a plane. We would love to find a forever home for them immediately but sometimes that can take a few weeks or even a month. So instead of putting a dog in a kennel, we would love for you to see if any of our dogs might be of interested to you in sharing a home for a little bit?


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PO BOX 1987, ALLEN, TX 75013, US

Mission Statement

Shelby Shelter is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to humanely reducing cat and dog overpopulation. By educating the public about the need to spay and neuter their pets and strays; providing access information to low-cost spay/neuter services for stray, homeless and abandoned animals; helping members in their efforts to place adoptable pets in loving homes; and advocating non-lethal population control.


"When I first got involved in rescue, it was just to foster an animal on a temporary bases because, like many, I had 2 jobs and just didn’t feel I had time to do anything else. Over the course of a few months I became more aware of how inefficient and unjust the system was with regards to animal care and value for life itself. Having seen hundreds of animals euthanized over the course of a few days, at no fault of thier own, I knew I had to do more. So, I began doing research and making time for what was important, saving lives. Now when people tell me, 'Jessica, you cant save the world’, I just respond, 'No, I cant, but I can make a world of difference to those that I help’. " - Jessica M. Baker, Founder

Support Includes:

1) Finding temporary homes for animals to prevent them from ending up in a pro-euthanasia shelter

2) Rescue animals from pro-euthanasia shelters

3) Rescue strays

4) Provide health care to the sick



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18

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