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Best summer camp ever!

Save lives this summer with Best Friends Foster Pet Camp.

Register for camp today*

A free, immersive experience for kids 7 to 12**, Best Friends Foster Pet Camp is the perfect summer program for little animal lovers everywhere! The camp is a fun-filled, family-friendly way to introduce your child to the joys of caring for an adoptable pet through Best Friends Animal Society.

What will campers do?

Campers will be paired with a foster dog or cat for up to four weeks and provide the animal with love, TLC and a temporary place to live. We’ll provide all the food, supplies and veterinary care for the foster pet. Campers can also take part in fun in-home and online activities and challenges while learning about animal care, safety, enrichment and compassion.

What will campers receive?

Campers can earn cool swag as they work toward their lifesaving goals. Upon completion of the camp, they’ll also receive a Lifesaving Certificate of Achievement signed by Julie Castle, Best Friends CEO. Not to mention, they’ll gain the satisfaction of knowing that they helped save the life of a cat or dog in need.

What happens to foster pets after camp is over?

If you happen to fall in love with your foster pet, you will have first dibs on adoption. If you choose not to adopt, no worries. The foster pet will be adopted by someone else in your community, or perhaps hitch a lifesaving ride to one of our partners around the country, where he or she will have the best chance possible at finding a home.

Already a Best Friends foster volunteer? Register below.

Existing foster volunteers register here

* If you are an existing foster caregiver or volunteer with Best Friends and would like to register your child for camp, use the second registration button.

** It is the individual decision of the parent or guardian to determine appropriate child and foster pet interaction. Families should consider their own individual circumstances to determine if fostering a pet is a good fit for them.