Foster A Pet
As an Open Door facility, the Animal Rescue League and Western PA Humane Society turns away no animal in need. This results in an overabundance of cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, and small animals, especially during the warmer months. Thousands of homeless animals enter our shelters each year. Many are not quite ready for adoption and require the love and care of a foster family to prepare them for their forever home.
We depend on a unique and dedicated group of foster volunteers to help us save more lives! By fostering a homeless animal, you can experience the joys of being a pet parent without the lifetime of responsibility.
The ARL/WPHS Provides:
- All necessary medication and medical care
- Food and litter (when donations are available)
- Education on how to care for your foster animal
The Foster Family Provides:
- A safe and nurturing environment for your foster animal
- Socialization for shy animals
- A chance for sick animals to recover
Think you are fit to foster? Click here to see if you have what it takes!
If you’re ready to get started, fill out a foster application by selecting one of the following locations.
You must also register for an information session by contacting our Foster Coordinators.
Sessions are held on the following days:
Third Sunday of every month at our North Shore facility
1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Contact: Alexis Simonow – 412-321-4625 x225
Third Saturday of every month at our East End facility
6926 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Contact: Julia Blake – 412-345-7300 x231
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