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As an all foster based rescue, All 4 Paws Rescue relies on foster homes to save the lives of countless animals who would otherwise die without our help. The All 4 Paws Rescue foster program is also a lifeline for sick or injured animals that may need extra time before being adopted. With the love and care of devoted foster families, these once helpless animals can thrive. We need foster homes of all varieties for dogs and cats for both short-term and long-term care so we can continue to save these needy animals.


By being a foster home, you are literally helping to save a life and to give a pet a second chance at finding a family of its own. ALL basic necessities are provided by All 4 Paws Rescue:  food, crates, leashes, bowls, treats, toys and medical care. ​ Additionally, our volunteer network can often help with transporting your foster pet to and from appointments, meet and greets, temporarily watching your foster pet while you are on vacation, etc.  ​We understand that many people work outside of the home and have busy schedules. Please keep in mind that in most cases, these animals are much better off home alone for a few hours than in their prior situation or worse.

Qualifications to be a Foster

  • Love dogs and/or cats 

  • Be over 21 years of age

  • Believe in and support the All 4 Paws Rescue mission

  • Provide socialization, affection, and basic care for the animals you foster

  • Have reliable transportation so you can bring your foster animal to/from any scheduled adoption and veterinary appointments

  • Be willing and able to separate foster animals from your own animals if needed

  • Live within an hour of Malvern, PA

While All 4 Paws Rescue is an all foster based rescue, we do not offer a "Foster to Adopt" program.  While we expect an occasional "foster fail,” fostering is not meant to be a trial for adopting a specific pet. If your ultimate goal is to adopt the pet you want to foster, please indicate this so we can process your application for adopting that pet right away. 

If you are an animal lover interested in providing love, nourishment, and heaps of affection to cats and dogs in need of a home, please complete our Foster Application. If you have any additional questions, please email:

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