Project Dog Foster: Here's How You Can Help Local San Diego Animal Shelters -

Project Dog Foster: Here’s How You Can Help Local San Diego Animal Shelters

There are now more dogs in shelters than ever before in San Diego. With Project Dog Foster, you can help care for pups throughout the region.

Here’s the situation: animal shelters are overflowing with dogs of all ages and sizes, meaning that animal welfare organizations are being stretched beyond their capacity and resources.

To counter the problem, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition has launched a new campaign to make fostering dogs more accessible than ever.

All you have to do is choose one of the six members of the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition — a list that includes the San Diego Huane Society, City of Chula Vista Animal Services, Frosted Faces Foundation, PAWS of Coronado, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, and the San Diego County Department of Animal Services.

Once you do, the organization you choose will cover the cost of food, supplies, and veterinary care. All you have to do is provide a loving — and temporary — home to a furry friend.

There are reportedly more than 1,100 dogs ready for this additional care in local shelters. In fact, the local animal welfare organizations say that shelters are caring for more dogs now than ever before in their history.

If you’re willing to open your heart and your home as part of Project Dog Foster, check these criteria to see if you qualify.

  • The main volunteer must be at least 18 years old
  • Reliable transportation to and from veterinary appointments and in case of emergency
  • Potential foster parents must reside in San Diego County
  • A schedule allowing the needs of the dog to be met
  • Completion of online training prior to fostering your first pet

For additional information, or to sign up for the program, check out the Project Dog Foster website.

Once you do, be sure to check out the best dog parks in La Jolla or our guide to a dog-friendly walking tour of Bird Rock and La Jolla Village.

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