Fostering saves the lives of dogs and cats
When you foster, you become part of a lifesaving team working to create a bright future for homeless pets in Utah and around the country.
A shelter can be a noisy and stressful environment, especially for shy or frightened animals. By fostering a pet — providing love and care while an animal waits to be adopted — you’re helping to prepare that animal for life in a home and alleviating the burden on shelters in Salt Lake City.
Fostering is an easy, short-term, hands-on way to make a lifetime of difference. We want both pets and people to have a positive fostering experience. That’s why we offer flexible fostering options.
We welcome foster homes of all types and sizes and do not require a time commitment when you sign up to foster with Best Friends in Salt Lake City. We will provide all supplies needed, plus training.
What to expect
Fostering is an incredibly fun, fulfilling and personal way to help save homeless pets in Salt Lake City.
Pets needing fostering
What kinds of animals typically need fostering? Dogs and cats of all ages, personality types and care levels.
Have you fostered for Best Friends before?
Please contact the Best Friends in Salt Lake City team about fostering again.
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