February 1, 2022
Categories: Announcements, Foster Programs, Grants

We all know the incredible bond that humans and pets have and the importance of keeping them together. Foster care is a powerful way to achieve that. That’s what the We Foster Challenge is all about!

By participating in the Challenge this May, you’ll grow your foster base to help keep pets with people and out of the shelter and have a chance at $210,000 in grant prizes. By fostering pets, we also foster community, foster inclusivity and foster love.

Registration begins February 28 and you’ll have plenty of time to prepare before it begins on May 1. To help you prepare, we will be sharing lots of resources and we will be hosting four informative Huddles.

The We Foster Challenge is meant to help shelter and rescue organizations create or expand community-based foster programs that will get your neighbors involved and proudly saying, “We foster! So can you!” As we shift towards a more community-centric model of animal welfare, it’s important to get everyone in your area involved. After all, fostering is a job just about anyone can do.

So, let’s embrace foster programs that are inclusive and diverse, put people front and center, and help pets from ever having to enter the shelter at all. Whether it’s a temporary foster care program for hospitalized patients, translating your fostering materials into another language or simply recruiting more foster caregivers, we can help foster programs to grow and thrive this spring.

Get all the details of the We Foster Challenge. We can’t wait!

This Challenge is funded by Michelson Found Animals FoundationMaddie’s Fund® and Cuddly in collaboration with Adopt-A-Pet.comAdoptimizeAmerican Pets Alive!ASPCAThe Association for Animal Welfare AdvancementBest Friends Animal SocietyCompanions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)Community Cats PodcastGreater Good CharitiesHeARTS SpeakHumane Society of the United StatesNational Animal Care and Control AssociationPetco Love, and PetSmart Charities.