As a foster-based rescue, Justice for Paws relies on our foster network to provide temporary care to our animals while they wait for their forever families. We provide vet care, supplies, support, and adoption assistance. Share your home with a pet in need and help save a life!


Foster Program Requirements

Be at least 18 years old
Live within a reasonable travel distance (~1 hour) of the DC metro area
Have reliable transportation for veterinary visits or emergencies
Offer a safe, indoor, temperature-controlled space and adequate food and water
Be willing to host in-person meet and greets for your foster
Stay in contact with your Foster Coordinator


Improve Adoption Chances

Pets in foster care are able to relax and be their true selves, unlike many animals in stressful shelter environments. As you learn more about the pet’s personality, you can give potential adopters a good sense of how they’d be in a home and help them get adopted faster.

Save a Pet’s Life

Fostering a pet can save their life and give them a second chance in life. It’s a temporary commitment with permanent rewards—plus, every time Justice for Paws gains a new foster, space is created for another deserving homeless pet looking for their forever family.

Have Fun!

Fostering pets is really fun! You’ll experience the joy and pleasure of having a new companion, including lots of snuggles and playtime. We will give you everything you need to foster, so all you need to do is give them lots of love and a safe, comfortable place to hang out.

Our Process

Getting started is easy—just fill out our foster application below. 

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Justice for Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Our Federal Tax ID is 88-3360748.
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