Thank you for your interest in becoming a PEAR foster parent volunteer. PEAR can save more pets each year through our Foster Care Program.
Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in their own homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for up to three months, some pets are in our Project ReUnite program, others are available to approved adopters.
Our greatest foster needs are:
Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles and PEAR will custom-match the animals to each foster home. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter. PEAR is always looking for more foster homes, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.
Most common reasons cats and dogs need foster care:
PEAR provides: All veterinary care and medicine for foster animals, plus plenty of support to foster parent volunteers.
Foster parent volunteers provide: Time, pet supplies (e.g. cat litter, food), a place in their home and lots of love.
How foster care works
Fostering provides a safe place for our pets while giving us additional time to find them a home.
If you are interested in fostering with PEAR, please follow these steps:
Please note that PEAR cannot accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service.