Sadly, every year, millions of pets are killed in our nation’s shelter system. 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.  Fostering is only temporary, but it changes the entire life of an animal in need.

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 private Facebook group with other fosters and volunteers that provide guidance and support

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing daily in-home care of our rescue pets

  • Provide in-home medical care to our rescue pets as needed and take the pet to their required veterinary appointments at our approved rescue veterinarians.

  • Prepare our rescued animals for the transition into their adoptive homes by providing basic obedience, potty training, and socialization (introducing rescued pets to a variety of environments)

  • Provide daily exercise and engagement, as needed

  • Assist in the marketing of your foster pet by taking progress pictures of the fostered pet for social media and online adoption sites and preparing pet bios

  • Sharing foster pets via social media

  • Take foster pets to adoption events and participate in adoption events

  • Take foster pets to meet and greets with prospective adopters

  • Have a reliable vehicle with room for a crate, current car insurance and a valid driver’s license. You also need to have an understanding of responsible and secure animal transport.

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity.  Paw Prints in the Sand does reimburse for mileage according to the IRS Non-Profit Standard Mileage Rate.

If you are interested in fostering for Paw Prints in the Sand and giving an animal in need a second chance at life, please fill out the Foster Application below or email us at


Please contact your vet and let them know that our rescue will be contacting them for reference purposes. Without your consent, your vet cannot release information to us.
I hereby affirm that all the above information is true and correct. I understand that submission of this application does not necessarily mean that I will be approved for fostering and that Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue (PPITS) reserves the right to reject any applicant. I authorize you to verify any and all information set forth in this application and contact my personal references (without your signature we cannot process this application) I give permission to accept my electronic signature as my legal signature. By signing below I understand that: The pet that I will foster is the ownership and responsibility of PPITS. I agree to periodic visits to my home by a PPITS representative. I agree to contact PPITS at least one month in advance, if I can no longer take care of the pet. I agree to return/surrender the pet immediately and only to PPITS, if the rescue learns that I am not providing the required level of care to my foster pet I agree to take my pet to PPITS adoption events. I agree to provide the utmost care to ANY pet I foster for PPITS as if it were my own. I agree to provide the pet with exercise, basic obedience training to my level of knowledge or as advised by PPITS and to improve the behavior of my foster pet. I approve the use of pictures of me (and my family) by PPITS for marketing purposes. I understand that our identity may be kept anonymous at our request. Use of pictures will include but not be limited to PPITS’s brochures, learning documents, website, and/or networking sites. PLEASE TYPE YOUR INITIALS IN THE SPACE BELOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO OUR FOSTER AGREEMENT
I am volunteering to foster a pet that has received no known behavioral or socialization training. In consideration for being permitted by PPITS to participate as an animal foster or volunteer, I hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims and damages for personal injury, death, or property damage which I may sustain or which may hereafter accrue as a result of my participation as a foster or volunteer or resulting from any negligence or misconduct of PPITS. I agree to indemnify and to hold free and harmless PPITS, its Directors, Officers, and/or agents, including their heirs, agents, representatives, successors and assignees from any and all injury and/or property damage, claims, losses, liability, damage, expenses, fees including attorney fees, costs, and judgments that may be asserted against PPITS which I may incur or sustain while participating as a foster or volunteer for PPITS or that result from the acts or omissions of PPITS its employees and agents. I agree that all services I provide are charitable in nature and entirely voluntary, and there will be no compensation of any kind for the performance thereof. Further I have been fully advised that as a non-employee I am not covered by workers’ compensation, and I am not covered under any medical insurance plan associated with my foster or volunteer position with PPITS. PLEASE TYPE YOUR INITIALS IN THE SPACE BELOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO OUR LIABILITY WAIVER
From time to time, PPITS will be required to share information that it considers confidential in nature. However, all PPITS related business and information should be considered private and confidential. Please review our confidentiality agreement at By placing your initials below, you acknowledge and agree to our Non-Disclosure Agreement
By signing below, you agree to all terms and conditions stated above and affirm that information provided is true and accurate.

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