Groups Needing Fosters

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  • Contact your favorite rescue organization or one of the groups below and let them know you want to be a foster home.
  • While each group has their own procedures, generally a foster application and home visit are all that is needed to become a foster home. It is usually a simple process.
  • Some organizations will require that you either attend and/or drop off the animal at their adoption events. Other groups only require a meeting with potential adopters on an appointment basis.
  • The rescue groups actively screen potential adoptive homes and cover costs for food, vetting and medical care.  You just provide the love!

Learn more about fostering here. For a list of more shelters and rescue organizations, visit our Find a Rescue or Shelter page.

All groups focus on Metro Atlanta unless otherwise specified.

Dogs, Cats, Puppies & Kittens

Ahimsa House
Foster:  Dogs, cats, rabbits…pets of women fleeing domestic violence
Area:  Metro Atlanta & Georgia
Information:  Foster homes needed to care for the pets of women fleeing domestic violence until they can reclaim – usually 30-60 days.

Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF)
Foster:   dogs, cats, puppies, kittens
Area:  Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas 
Information:  Fosters needed to care for sweet pets pulled from high kill shelters until their adoption. AARF provides all vetting, food, supplies and expenses.

DeKalb County Animal Services (DCAS)
Foster: kittens, cats, puppies, dogs
Information: The shelter for DeKalb County is always looking for residents to foster their animals – it saves lives! 

Furkids and Small Dog Rescue
Foster: Cats, kittens, special needs cats, bottle babies, small dogs, puppies, etc.
Information: We are Georgia’s largest no-kill animal shelter with two shelters and 13 adoption centers from Mall of Georgia to Smyrna, Perimeter to Alpharetta. We care for small dogs and cats, including cats with FIV.

Lifeline Animal Project
Foster:  Dogs, puppies, cats & kittens
Information:  Foster homes needed from temporary to longer term.  Help care for animals needing extra socialization, don’t adapt well to shelter living or need extra care.

Southern Animal Rescue
Foster:  Cats, kittens, dogs and puppies
Information:  Fosters needed to care for adorable animals until they are adopted. SAR provides all vetting and expenses.

Dogs and Puppies Only

Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue
Foster:  dogs; Boston Terriers, Boston Terrier mixes, all ages and disabilities
Information: To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home Boston Terriers

Barkville Dog Rescue
Foster: Primarily dogs & puppies
Information:  Homes needed for dogs and cats of all breeds and ages.

Canine Caravan Rescue
Foster: Primarily dogs & puppies, some cats & kittens
Information:  Homes needed for temporary and short-term fosters until animals can be transported to the Northeast USA

German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group of GA
Foster: German Shepherd Dogs and puppies
Area:  Metro Atlanta and all of GA
Information:  Rescues purebred German Shepherds. Use foster homes to house the dogs until they go to their forever homes.

You Lucky Dog Rescue
Information: You lucky dog rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of homeless and abandoned dogs from the high-kill shelters of North Georgia

Cats and Kittens Only

Foster:  Cats & kittens
Information:  2 week to 2 month fosters depending on the age of the cat or kitten fostered. Request fosters be within driving distance of their weekend adoption events in Buford, GA.

Guinea Pigs

Organization name:  Oakhurst Guinea Pig Rescue
Foster:  Guinea pigs
Foster Application: Request a foster application here.
Information: Foster guinea pigs in the Metro Atlanta area. Average length is 1-2 months, although this can vary by individual cases.