A foster home is a short-term safe haven for a rescued dog or cat. It is a place for a rescued animal to learn some new skills, and to prepare for a new home. Foster homes are a critical component of an animal-rescue program and foster parents are some of the most amazing people. Being a foster family has rewards beyond helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. For others, it is helping an animal recover from an illness or injury, the trauma of losing a beloved owner or home, or to assist in overcoming a behavioral issue. In some cases, a foster home is needed to help an animal transition from the stress of having been abandoned at a shelter.
Buster's Friends Buster’s Friends, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping homeless and abandoned animals in the City of Houston. We provide medical care in the form of vaccinations, testing, spay/neuter services to all of our animals prior to adopting them into loving forever homes.
Freedom Collie Rescue, Inc. Freedom Collie Rescue (FCR) was established to rescue and rehabilitate, physically and mentally, abandoned, abused or injured purebred Collies in need of forever homes in Texas and the surrounding states. We are an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer rescue dedicated to saving as many German Shepherds in the Greater Houston Metro area as humanly possible - based on current resources of available foster homes, the rate at which we can find suitably matched adoptive homes, and of course, financial resources for veterinary care.
Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. GCCSR was founded in June 2010 with a commitment to provide foster homes for each dog in our program. The only exceptions to this are boarding dogs for medical reasons or in a board & train arrangement for those requiring extensive behavioral help. Because cockers can oftentimes have quirky personalities, we believe this time in foster care allows us to better evaluate the dogs’ medical and behavioral needs so that we can find the right ‘forever home’ for each and every dog who enters our program.
Jurassic Bark Rescue Jurassic Bark Rescue is a giant & extra large breed dog rescue dedicated to vetting, socializing, training and adopting the largest dogs pulled from local shelters. Thus freeing up much needed space and resources and giving smaller dogs more time to be seen and hopefully adopted.
K-9 Angels Rescue, Inc. K-9 Angels Rescue, Inc. is an all-breed non-profit canine rescue organization established February 2012. Since then, we have rescued and re-homed over 2,745 dogs in Houston and surrounding areas. Most of our dogs come from kill shelters such as Harris County Animal Control, where the dogs that are there are orphaned, stray, rejected, surrendered, abandoned or abused. Our mission is to give second chances to dogs scheduled to be euthanized, by providing medical care if necessary, prevention vaccines, as well as spaying/neutering every dog we take, in order to curtail dog overpopulation and alleviate shelter overcrowding in Houston area shelters. We are a 100% volunteer organization. Our dogs stay in FOSTER homes all week, and are shown to the public on Saturday and Sunday each week at our Adoption Center at 5533 Weslayan, Houston, TX 77005. If a person wants to Volunteer on weekends at our Adoptions Center rather than FOSTERING, we need help their as well! Click on the VOLUNTEER tab on our home page in the blue box on the left of the page.
Pup Squad Animal Rescue Our mission is to rescue orphaned puppies and nursing litters from the streets, shelters and other life-threatening situations and match them with permanent adoptive homes, and to provide support and education to these adopters and the community at large.
Scout’s Honor Rescue Scout's Honor is a 501(c)(3) organization that rescues animals from city pounds, including animals from Houston's local animal shelters. Scout's Honor's rescue program is "foster based"; that is, each of the animals we rescue is placed in a temporary foster home, where he/she receives much-needed love, care, and structure while he/she waits for its permanent home.
Westie and Scottie Rescue Houston The mission of Westie and Scottie Rescue Houston is to find permanent loving homes for Westies, Scotties, Cairns, and small terrier mixes in the greater Houston and southern Louisiana regions. We have been rescuing Westies and other small terrier breeds since 2001 and attained our non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 2006. Currently, we rescue and place over 150 dogs each year.