Foster homes are needed to temporarily house our animals until a permanent home can be found through pet adoption. We do not operate a shelter building, and foster care is the only hope for these animals. We are always looking for good foster homes. Animals are often turned away due to lack of open foster homes. The more foster homes we have, the more animals we can help.


Cat foster application

Dog foster application

Frequently Asked Questions

Foster homes provide temporary housing and care for our animals until we can find a permanent home through pet adoption. Foster homes provide daily care for the pets such as feeding and exercise, as well as giving them the attention they need. For dogs, it is helpful to teach (if needed), basic commands such as sit, stay and come. You must be at least 21 years old to provide foster care for our animals.
- Foster care providers must be at least 21 years old
- All pets must be housed indoors only
- Proof of vaccinations on all pets living in the foster home are required
- Attend monthly Pet Adoption Days with your pet (usually 3 hours on a Saturday)
- Transport the foster pet to any necessary veterinarian appointments.
- 10% discount on shirts and merchandise
- A copy of our quarterly newsletter Paw Prints Attend Volunteer
- Appreciation Events Meet others who share your love for animals!
- Make a difference in many homeless pets lives!
- All volunteer miles are tax deductible.
Call the cat or dog coordinator. The coordinators are here to help you and the animals in your care. If you have any problems, questions, or concerns, we urge you to call for assistance. That's why we are here.
No. Southwest Metro Animal Rescue provides all medical care, food, supplies, any equipment needed; such as crates, carriers, etc., and adoption opportunities for our foster animals. However if you would like to donate food, supplies, etc., it is tax deductible.
One method of exposure is monthly Pet Adoption Days at area pet stores. We advertise Pet Adoption Days on our web site, newspaper announcements, on our phone line for callers to hear, as well as posting Pet Adoption Day posters at various businesses prior to Pet Adoption Day.

We also have a site on where all of the animals are posted with a picture and a profile. This method has proven to be quite successful! Visit us at
Call us at 952-368-PAWS (7297) for more information. A representative will answer any questions you may have.

CLICK HERE to submit a Cat Foster Application
CLICK HERE to submit a Dog Foster Application
Once your application is approved, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to welcome you aboard!
If you have any more questions feel free to contact us.