Groups Needing Fosters
Interested in Fostering?
- 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.
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.
Alabama Boston Terrier Rescue
Foster: dogs; Boston Terriers, Boston Terrier mixes, all ages and disabilities
Information: To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home Boston Terriers
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.
Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Rescue (ADPR)
Foster: Dogs – Purebred Dobermans
Information: Foster homes needed in Atlanta and outlying areas. Many Dobermans are turned away due to lack of homes as we only place one foster per home. We pay for all vet costs.
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!
English Springer Rescue America (ESRA)
Foster: Dogs – Springer Spaniels
Information: Foster homes for this dog breed needed. All vetting and screening done by the rescue group.
Friends of DeKalb Animals (FODA)
Foster: Primarily dogs & cats, some cats & kittens
Information: Homes needed for temporary and short-term fosters until animals can be transported to the Northeast USA
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.
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.
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.
Royal Potcake Rescue
Foster: Dogs, cats, puppies, kittens
Information: Rescue, spay & neuter Potcakes from the Bahamas. They also rescue from local shelters.
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.
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