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 The more foster homes we have the more animals we can save.



Fostering is the back bone of our rescue. Fostering provides a home environment with one-on-one, specialized attention that the animals need in order to regain health, learn to trust people, and thrive. Foster homes are at the heart of our ability to save animals. Without available foster homes we cannot rescue animals. There is always a need for more foster homes for both cats and dogs. We place companion animals into foster homes until permanent, loving homes can be found. Is there room in your house for one more?



Fosters Open Their Hearts and Their Homes


It’s really quite simple: take an animal into your home and provide loving care and safety. We also ask that you bring the animal to veterinary appointments and to the adoption centers on weekends. Claws & Paws provides the food, medical care, leashes, bowls, litter boxes, and so on. There is no expense to you. While one of our animals is living with you, we work to find him a good home. We do this by showing the animal at our adoption centers, and by listing the animal on our Web site and on


Who Can Foster?


Fostering is perfect for animal lovers who want to change an animal’s destiny and realize that without their help, these animals face a death sentence at traditional shelters.


Fostering is ideal for:


Military families, it gives them the opportunity to temporarily provide love and care for an animal while they are based in Tucson.

College students who miss their own animals back home, but are unable to make a permanent commitment to an animal once their education is complete. Winter visitors who wish to make a positive impact on our community during their stay with us.

As a teaching opportunity for families who strive to provide their children lessons in compassion and responsibility. Students under the age of 18 with parental permission and wish to enrich their education by earning community service credits and, badges.


Becoming a Foster:


The first step is to click on the tab below to fill out  a Foster Application you can then send it back to us by email at  or call us at (520) 389-8875, and leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you back shortly. Our Animal Placement Director  will review Claws & Paws Rescue’s expectations with you and arrange for an interview in your home. You will then sign an agreement to follow Claws & Paws Rescue’s policies.

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