Pet Foster Program

 

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 Our Foster Care Program was established to extend the walls of the shelter during periods of high intake and to better serve special needs animals, however it has become the focus for housing the majority of animals in our care. Traditional fosterlings may include a litter of un-weaned kittens who need round-the-clock attention, an adult cat with an upper respiratory infection, a dog with an injury, or an animal that simply does not do well in a shelter environment.  In some cases foster caregivers are necessary because the shelter has run out of available space and we need a foster home to serve as a temporary home until a permanent one can be identified.

Fostering can extend holding periods, increase likelihood of adoption, aid in healing and recovery from injury or illness, reduce shelter crowding, and improve socialization between animals and people.  Additionally, fostering a special needs animal is a wonderfully rewarding way to assist Animal Services with the many challenges the organization faces on a daily basis. We also offer temporary emergency foster care for pets of people experiencing crises. Learn more about our Pet Safety Net program

 Animal shelters are inherently scary and stressful environments with restrictive confinement, high volumes of unfamiliar animals, human visitors, sounds, and odors.  In spite of our efforts to provide high-quality care and enrichment, animals exposed to such stress are more susceptible to illness and behavioral deterioration. The reality is that home environments are more preferable and  have become the new norm for how we house homeless and transient pets. 

 Give the Gift of Home 

If you are interested in learning more about the Foster Care Program or becoming a foster caregiver, email or apply now.

Also, consider becoming a foster caregiver for our Pet Safety Net  Program to temporarily house owned companion animals for people dealing with a variety of crises. 

Support our Partners

Another way to help homeless animals is to support the other animal shelters and animal rescue organizations in our area. Contact or visit our transfer partners to learn about other animals in foster care with them and awaiting forever homes.
    

DOGS 

 Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 16795
Rochester, NY 14616 
 
(585) 210-DOGS (3647) 
 volunteer@nutsformuttsrescue.com 
 www.nutsformuttsrescue.com 

 Rescued Treasures 
3177 Latta Road 
Box 161 
Rochester, NY 14612 
Text or call- (585) 210-2509
 rescuedtreasuresadoptions@gmail.com 
 www.rescued-treasures.com    

 Paws and Purrs Rescue, Inc
PO Box 98
Scottsville, NY 14546
(585) 250-5186
 
 info@pawsandpurrsrescue.org
 http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NY811.html 
     

 G.R.A.S.P. 
P.O. Box 26741 
Rochester, NY 14626 
(585) 234-1953 
 www.graspinc.org 

 Brightstar German Shepherd Rescue
 eventscoordinator10@yahoo.com 
 http://www.brightstargsd.org/index.php 

 Lab Lovers Rescue, Inc.
#129-1900 Empire Blvd.
Webster, NY 14580
 
http://www.labloversrescue.org/    

 Pitty Love Rescue 
PO Box 24037
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 376-0290
 
 pittyloverescue@gmail.com 
 www.pittyloverescue.org 

 Joyful Rescues
1319 Turock Road
 Cuba, NY 14727
(716) 372-3661
FAX (716) 372-7857 
 
 joyfulrescues@hughes.net
 http://www.joyfulrescues.com/index.html  

 Going To The Dogs Rescue 
PO Box 267
Perry NY 14530
 
(585) 300-6897
 goingtothedogsmail@yahoo.com  
 www.goingtothedogsrescue.org  

 Wooftown Rescue Inc. 
(585) 298-3001 
 info@wooftowndoggydaycare.com 
 www.wooftowndoggydaycare.com/adopt_a_dog 

 Duffy’s Friends Inc. 
 Duffysfriends@gmail.com 
 http://duffysfriends.org/   

 The Animal Service League, Inc.
10 Dubelbeiss Lane
Rochester, New York 14622
(585) 342-6099
 
 animalserviceleague@hotmail.com 
 http://www.animalserviceleagueny.org/index.cfm  

 SusieQ Dog ResQ
P.O. Box 236
Conesus, NY 14435 
 papillon1254@rochester.rr.com 
 http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NY705.html  

 2nd Chance Dog Rescue
804 Stone Church Road
Waterloo, NY 13165
 
 Secondchance002@Yahoo.Com 
www.2ndchancedogrescue.com/index.html 

 The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse 
PO Box 94
Liverpool, NY 13088
 
 http://animalallianceofgreatersyracuse.org/  

 BlueMoon Meadows
1919 Honeoye Falls #6 Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
 
 dee@bluemoonmeadows.org  
 http://www.bluemoonmeadows.org/  

 The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County at Lollypop Farm
99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-1330
 www.lollypop.org  

 
CATS
 

 Pet Adoption Network
P.O. Box 17126
Rochester, NY   14617
(585) 338 - 9175
 
 Info@petadoptionnetwork.org 
 www.petadoptionnetwork.org   

 Keller’s Kats Rescue Inc. 
P.O. Box 172
Walworth, NY 14568
(585) 484-1959
 Kellerskats@gmail.com 
 www.kellerskatsrescue.org  

 Rescued Treasures 
3177 Latta Road  
Box 161 
Rochester, NY 14612 
Text or call- (585) 210-2509 
 rescuedtreasuresadoptions@gmail.com 
 www.rescued-treasures.com 

 Paws and Purrs Rescue, Inc
PO Box 98
Scottsville, NY 14546
(585) 250-5186
 
 info@pawsandpurrsrescue.org
 http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NY811.html 
 

 G.R.A.S.P. 
P.O. Box 26741 
 Rochester, NY 14626 
(585) 234-1953 
 www.graspinc.org    

 Joyful Rescues
1319 Turock Road
 Cuba, NY 14727
(716) 372-3661
FAX (716) 372-7857 
 
joyfulrescues@hughes.net
 http://www.joyfulrescues.com/index.html  

 The Animal Service League, Inc.
10 Dubelbeiss Lane
Rochester, New York 14622
(585) 342-6099
 
 animalserviceleague@hotmail.com 
 http://www.animalserviceleagueny.org/index.cfm 

 Pet Pride of NY Inc. 
P.O. Box 338 
Mendon, NY 14506 
(585)742-1630 
Fax: (585)742-1641 
 ppny@rochester.rr.com 
 http://petprideny.org/  
 

 The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County at Lollypop Farm
99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-1330
 www.lollypop.org 

 

OTHER ANIMALS 

 

 Rescued Treasures 
3177 Latta Road  
Box 161 
Rochester, NY 14612 
Text or call- (585) 210-2509 
 rescuedtreasuresadoptions@gmail.com 
 www.rescued-treasures.com 

  Paws and Purrs Rescue, Inc
PO Box 98
Scottsville, NY 14546
(585) 250-5186
 
 info@pawsandpurrsrescue.org
 http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/NY811.html 
 

 The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County at Lollypop Farm
99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-1330
 www.lollypop.org 

 

  

SEE ALSO

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