We started as Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter Advocates, working with our local shelter by providing funding for capital improvements and a dental machine. As the things changed, so did the focus. We loved working with the shelter but it was our time to grow and find a new challenge!
We decided a name change was in order and Fosters & Paws was born. Our name pays homage to our Fosters first, because without them, we wouldn’t be able to save lives. And then we got down to business . . .
The first dog we pulled from the shelter was a mama that had just given birth to 5 beautiful puppies. The shelter environment is very loud and scary for a mama that is just trying to protect her babies.
And with that, we found our purpose, our passion! We started working with local shelters to pull pregnant moms that had either been surrendered or dumped somewhere. We give the moms a safe environment to deliver their pups. Once the pups are weaned, we get moms and pups spayed/neutered and we find fantastic forever homes.
Between 2019 and 2021, we have pulled a total of 60 moms and saved them from having to deliver their babies in the shelter environment AND we have found loving homes for all the moms and pups!
While our passion is saving mamas, we also rescue other dogs in need, such as serious medicals, including amputations, and parvo puppies. We also keep an eye out for seniors and try to give them the best life for the time they have left.
In total to date, we are proud to say we have saved well over 500 dogs and 1 kitten! We intend to continue to grow and hope to add many more family members to our pack!
We do rescue differently by doing the right thing for animals and people.
To foster an environment where all animals are safe & loved.
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With your generosity we've been able to save nearly 400 dogs over the past year from shelters and placed them in loving homes. This Giving Tuesday, November 30th, we need your help to raise $10,000 so that we can expand our organization and save more lives.