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Paws From Afar does not have a physical facility and depends solely on our amazing fosters whose kindness of heart and love of animals help us continue to save more dogs that would otherwise not have a chance.  Without you and your dedication, we would not exist so thank you from the bottom of our paws!


In becoming an active part of our foster care program, you are extending our shelter walls and offering our animals a new chance at healthy, happy lives in forever homes. You are helping to avoid unnecessary euthanasia, and you are providing us with valuable information to place animals in the homes best suited for them.

Dog Rescue Adoption Massachusetts

Foster parents give shelter animals a place to stay in their home until they are ready for adoption. As a foster, you agree to provide a safe area of your home (separate from existing pets) for your foster to stay. You also agree to provide food, socialization and transportation to PFA for medical care and to return your foster pet to the shelter (or discuss other options with the foster coordinator) when he or she is ready for adoption.

We'll provide:

  • Crate​

  • Food

  • Leash and Harness

  • Medical care, if needed

  • Foster manual (link to word doc below) with all the information you need to care for your foster

We ask that you provide:

  • Love (and treats)
  • Work with the dog/puppy to get them ready for their furever home (and of course, treats)
  • A cozy place to snuggle (and always, treats)

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