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Welcome to Best Friends and the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office satellite foster program

Get to know Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is bringing tangible lifesaving programs to shelters and rescue groups across the country. Based on a foundation of compassion and inclusion, we’re working together to help both pets and people. We want to make sure that everyone has access to loving pets and that every adoptable pet has the option of residing in the comfort of a foster home rather than in a kennel in a shelter.

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Grant Parish Animal Services

The staff at Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office (GPSO) animal control is dedicated to increasing lifesaving programs in the parish. Best Friends is excited to collaborate with GPSO to help save the lives of homeless dogs.

We are looking for volunteer foster families willing to open their hearts and homes to these pups and help care for them until they can be given a ride to one of our network partners for adoption. Best Friends will provide all the supplies, food and veterinary care you’ll need during the foster dog’s stay in your home. You supply the love, time and attention.

If you are interested in fostering, please email for more information or complete this form to get started.

Why dogs?

To have the most impact, we believe it’s important to focus our attention where it’s needed most, and in Grant Parish, that means helping dogs. GPSO animal control responds to an average of 100 calls a month about homeless dogs wandering the community, and many are large dogs (some of the most at-risk pets in shelters).

By working together, we can save more lives and help more dogs find loving homes.

Need inspiration to start fostering? Learn why you should foster a dog.


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