Celebrate National Foster A Pet Month
This June, Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers encourage pet fostering with a focus on fun by reminding us that foster pets are here for a fun time, not a long time.
This June, Get Involved
Help us share the fun aspects of fostering while helping pet parents groove through their foster pet farewells. Saying goodbye to foster pets – and the fear they’ll struggle giving the pet to a new family – is among the most-cited reasons why pet parents don’t foster.
Help Your Local Shelter Earn a $10,000 Lifesaving Grant
Share your #MyFosterBreakup story on social media for a chance to win a $10,000 grant for your local shelter or rescue. Write a breakup letter from your foster pet's perspective and share it on social media with #MyFosterBreakup and tag @PetcoLove and your local shelter.
Visit a Foster Open House
On Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, Petco Love is hosting a National Foster Pet Open House event at shelters nationwide that encourages animal welfare organizations to show off their pets in need of foster homes at their best. Visit your local shelter to see if they're hosting a Foster Open House and meet your next foster pet!
Listen to our Foster Breakup Hits Playlist
Groove through your foster pet goodbyes with the Official Petco Love Foster Breakup Spotify Playlist.
Learn with our Foster Webinars
Have you welcomed a foster or newly adopted pet? We’re here to help! We are hosting a webinar series to provide you with additional resources during your new adopter or foster journey. Check out our previously recorded webinar series below.
Marketing your Foster Pet
Tori Fugate of KC Pet Project, Caitlin Quinn of HeARTs Speak and Anna Lai of Muddy Paws Rescue share their best foster pet marketing advice! They share tips for communicating successfully with your animal welfare organization, tips for capturing great photos of your foster pet and writing effective bios to reach adopters.
Foster Tips & Advice
Petco Love Ambassadors @thestumpybrigade, @orlandokittens, and @pigpenthepittie share their foster journeys and best foster advice during our Yappy Hour call!
Foster Myths - DEBUNKED!
We teamed up with fosters from across the country to set the record straight! Watch fosters representing ten animal welfare organizations debunk some common foster myths. We cover qualifications to be a foster, what it's like to foster with your own pets in the home, tips for fostering with small spaces, cost barriers to becoming a foster, and MORE!
Cat & Kitten Q&A with Jackson Galaxy
Jackson Galaxy hosted a Q&A for new fosters and adopters about cats & kittens. Questions included introducing new cats to resident cats and catifying your space to welcome fosters. Check out the recording for tips from the Cat Daddy himself!
Cat & Kitten Caregiving with Maddie's Fund
Watch Dr. Sheila Segurson, veterinary behaviorist & director of research at Maddie's fund, and Kelly Duer, foster care specialist at Maddie's Fund, as they offer tips for cat & kitten caregiving and take live questions from call attendees focused on caring for your foster cats and kittens.
Living Successfully with Dogs with Victoria Stilwell
With over twenty years of experience as a dog behavior expert, Victoria Stilwell will help you not only understand your dog better, but give valuable tips on how to communicate, teach, provide enrichment and deal with any canine problem behaviors that might come your way.
Benefits of Fostering
Fostering opens up an additional spot at your local shelter or rescue to help even more animals. It also allows the pet to get used to home life and takes them away from the stress of a shelter. This allows a pet’s true personality to come out and shine. Plus, it can be a fun and educational experience for you and your family.
Find a Shelter or Rescue Near You
Shelters and Rescues across the nation are looking for foster parents for various pets in their care. Get in contact with your local shelter to see how you can help.
Can't Foster But Want To Help?
If fostering isn’t possible for you right now, don’t worry. You can still help save lives by donating today!
Celebrating Local Fosters Across the Nation
Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers are honored to celebrate our fosters in communities across the country. We’re sharing the stories of foster parents who make a difference in their communities and demonstrate the lifesaving impact of fostering pets. Our goal is to inspire more people to join the pet fostering movement and make pets sheltering in foster homes, versus animal shelters, the new normal.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
Pima Animal Care Center
Front Street Animal Shelter
Foothills Animal Shelter
Lee County Domestic Animal Services
Fort Myers, Florida
Jacksonville Humane Society
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
West Palm Beach, Florida
Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters
Heartland Animal Shelter
Humane Society Waterville Area
Baltimore Animal Rescue
and Care Shelter (BARCS)
K-9 Stray Rescue League
Kansas City, Missouri
Muddy Paws Rescue
New York, New York
Peak Lab Rescue
Durham, North Carolina
Music City Animal Rescue
Austin Pets Alive
Harris County Animal Shelter
Palm Valley Animal Society
San Antonio, Texas
Humane Rescue Alliance
Susan and Larry
Humane Society for Southwest Washington
Thousands of animal lovers have joined Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers and to celebrate lifesaving fosters across the U.S.
Foster Resources #ThankstoMaddie
Maddies Foster Flash Classes
Flash Classes give you all the information you need to provide the best care for your foster pet in a condensed, to-the-point format.Learn More
How to Market Your Foster Pet
Check out these six guidelines from some of our favorite foster caregivers and coordinators to market your foster pet!Learn More
Learn How to Speak Cat
Knowing how to read a cat's body language can tell us volumes about what he or she is trying to say to us.Learn More