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.
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