Foster dogs. Make money. Save lives.

We'll find the most at-risk shelter animals in your area, address their medical needs, and provide the food, supplies, and training that you'll need to care for your pup.

PetPair empowers you to make a difference from the comfort of your own home – belly rubs and zoomies included
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Change the lives of at-risk pets
We partner with shelters nationwide to find long-stay pets and underdogs so your volunteer hours can make the largest impact possible in the lives of animals.
Work with the animals that fit your life
Not a fan of small dogs? Exclusively want to foster puppies? We'll only match you with dogs that need your help and fit your lifestyle.
Learn from our foster network
Talk with other veteran fosters in order to learn best practices, share your pet’s progress, and connect with our broader foster community!
Earn up to $100 for each foster dog!
Get started!

How it works

Sign up to be a PetPair Foster Hero
We’ll transport an at-risk dog to you
Document your pet’s behavior to show off to adopters
Start chatting with verified adopter matches
Receive up to $100 for each adoption
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Questions? We promise we won't bite.

What are the benefits of fostering through PetPair?

We’re dog people who care deeply about YOU as a foster. We encourage our fosters to de-stress, and we connect our fosters to a network who can guide you through dealing with pets’ behavioral issues, breed-specific training, separation anxiety, and more. We also make the adoption process quick and easy to make sure you can focus on providing the best care for your pet.

And, due to our unique partnerships, we will also be able to compensate our fosters for each successful foster outcome (adoption).

What are the responsibilities of a PetPair Foster Champion?

When you sign up, you are volunteering to help save a pet’s life by opening up your home to them. It’ll be your job to provide a safe, clean, and caring environment, as well as food, water, litter, exercise and socialization. PetPair will support you with resources (like toys and materials) and guidance throughout your fostering journey!

What kinds of pets can I foster?

Right now, PetPair is primarily focused on dogs – soon, we'll be working with feline friends as well!

How does the adopter matching process work?

We'll tailor the adopter matches according to their personality match with your foster dog.

I'm already fostering with a shelter or rescue. Can I still help?

Yes! We would love to help you find adopter matches for your pet, and encourage you to sign up and join our rescue beta.

I am not able to foster right now. How can I help?

Sign up to share your expertise, join our foster community, and help with short-term foster stays for animals on the move!

How do you handle returns?

In the unlikely event that an adopter and a pet do not fit, we will return a pet to you, the foster, and contact previous applicants to see if there is a match.

How do I meet adopters?

At PetPair, your safety is our top priority. We will facilitate both in-person and virtual meetings, depending on your preference. Either way, every adopter match will be vetted, and you will be able to opt-in to background checks for each prospective adopter.

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