1530 N Lowell Avenue, Pierre SD Email Us 605-223-2287

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Foster a Pet

The shelter occasionally has needs for both cat and dog foster homes. As a foster parent, you take special needs dogs or cats into your home and take care of them until they are adopted or able to return to the shelter. Paws Animal Rescue provides all food, supplies and vet care needed for that specific dog or cat.

Most of our volunteers find volunteering a very rewarding experience. Unfortunately, due to the national problem of pet overpopulation there never are enough volunteers to go around.


If you would like to become a foster parent, please contact us by phone or email. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible!


“Being a foster parent is the most fulfilling & gratifying thing I have ever done.”
~ Betty Truax ~ Foster Home

“I like the opportunity to give the animals a second chance.”
~ Teddi Martell ~ Foster Home

“I would like to help with the fund raising and care at the shelter, but living 30 miles away and running kids everywhere for their activities, I can’t commit to that. So, we have foster cats/kittens at our home. For the most part, they are entertaining and pretty much take care of themselves. My kids do a good job of playing with the cats and helping out with their care. It is something our whole family can volunteer for, and I hope my kids will continue to have animals in their lives when they get older. My grandma always said, ‘People who are nice to animals and know how to treat them well, are good people.'”
~ Joan Hofer ~ Foster Home

“My husband and I have been dog foster parents for three years now, and we are at our supreme happiest when we have a “full house”. We love fostering!! It provides us with a unique way to do something meaningful together. Fostering at our house is a joyful way to ‘give back’ for all that dogs have provided in our lives. Our foster dogs are considered a huge part of our family, even after they leave for their ‘furever’ homes. We are so proud of each dog’s accomplishments, and love each and every one of them so very much. We have five large house dogs of our own, and are always ready at a moment’s notice, for ‘new additions’ in the way of fosters. We see many breeds, and many personalities – every day is an adventure doing what we absolutely love doing!! Try it – you may find it fits just the right place in your heart too!! It really is ‘full time loving’ at its best!!!!!!!”
~ Cat and Larry Johns ~ Foster Home

Open Hours

Saturday 11am-1pm for dogs; 11am-1pm for cats
By appointment: 605-223-CATS


1530 N Lowell Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

(Behind Walmart off Airport Road)

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