Foster Opportunities

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Become A Lifesaving Foster

Our fosters are critical partners in saving lives! Fostering rescue animals until they find their forever homes is essential as we seek to eliminate the unnecessary killing
of companion animals in shelters.


What Is Fostering?

Fostering is caring for an animal in your home until they’re adopted. Our foster opportunities can be long- and short-term, depending on your availability and the kind of animal and their needs. You don’t need to have prior experience – we’ll get you up to speed and provide starter food, leash/harness, a toy, collar, and cover all the animal’s medical needs. We’d also ask that you be available to transport the animal as needed to the vet and potential adoption events.

Who Can I Foster?

You choose! Foster opportunities include caring for puppies, kittens, adult cats, adult dogs, and senior animals. Each have some unique needs, but all are equally rewarding and live-changing experiences (for the animals and you!).

What Are Foster Time Commitments?

There are a variety of options depending on your availability, including weekend fosters, longer- and shorter-term fosters, transport fosters (a place to crash until they can get to their long-term foster). You can also take a break from fostering and let us know when you’re ready for your next animal. If you are willing to open your heart and home to one of our rescued animals, we want to make it work!

Will I Have Support?

Yes! And you don’t need to have prior experience. Our foster team is available to answer any questions you might have during your experience, and we’ll make sure you’re equipped with the all the details you need, plus starter food, leash/harness, a toy, collar, and coverage for all the animal’s medical needs.

I Have More Questions. Who Can I Contact?

I'm Ready to Foster! What's the Next Step?

We can't wait to have you on our team! Let's save some lives together. 

              - NPA Board of Directors

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4094 Majestic Lane #138

Fairfax, VA 22033



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