PetPair is fostering reimagined: we bring you the most at-risk animals from overcapacity shelters nationwide and help you prepare them for adoption. Create a beautiful, sharable profile for adopters in seconds, connect with other experienced fosters, and find adopter matches from across the country so you can focus on supporting the pets who most need your care.Join our foster network today!
With PetPair, opening your home means saving the life of an animal companion. In the meantime, you gain an animal companion without making a lifetime commitment to an animal, and can help at-risk pets transition from the stress of living at the shelter to the joys of living with a family of their own!
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.
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 with the pet!
We’ll let you know as soon as you’re paired with a pet in need!
In addition to our PetPair Foster Champion Network, we are continuously rolling out new features and sending resources to the community in order to support our most important partners.
Right now, PetPair is primarily focused on dogs and cats!
We'll tailor the adopter matches according to their personality match with your foster dog.
Yes! We would love to help you find adopter matches for your pet, and encourage you to sign up and join our beta.
Sign up to share your expertise, join our foster community, and help with short-term foster stays for animals on the move!
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.
Yes, and we will handle transport for the furball so you can focus on providing excellent care! All of our transport providers are vetted – they’ll make travel for your foster as stress-free as possible, take care of paperwork, and ensure your foster has the proper vaccines and shots.
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.