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We are currently not accepting new foster applications, check out other opportunities.

We couldn’t do it all without fosters like YOU! We are always looking for animal lovers to foster our cats and dogs in their homes to give them a break from the shelter environment. Help puppies and kittens grow big and strong while they are still in their infancy and make a difference in their futures!

We rely heavily on our fantastic fosters who help us save more lives each year at Adopt & Shop! We sincerely appreciate all of our fosters for their hard work and dedication to saving pets and enriching lives. If you’re interested in fostering, continue reading below for more information on how to get involved! 

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Kittens are the most at-risk population of animals in shelters due to their fragile immune systems, age, and abundance. With the help of kitten fosters, we work to rescue nearly 2,000 kittens per year. As a foster, you would feed, clean, and care for kittens until they are 2 lbs and ready for spay/neuter surgery, after which they will be ready for their forever home.

Adult Cats

Give an adult cat a break from the shelter environment and help with socialization and extra love!

Dogs or Puppies

Bring a dog home without the long-term commitment! There are a number of different dog foster options where you will care for an adoptable dog until they find their forever home.

How to Get Started

Minimum Requirements

Understand and accept Michelson Found Animals’ mission and goals.

The general commitment is typically 2-8 weeks, but depends on the animal’s needs

Must be 18 years old or older

Bring animals to and from Adopt & Shop Culver City for appointments

Complete online orientation and in-person training.

Application and Orientation

Watch either the Cat or Dog Foster orientation, depending on your interest.

You will fill out your vital information on the application and then watch the approx. 30 minute orientation, which highlights our organization and all of the ins and outs of fostering. Choose the correct orientation link provided in the follow up email and web screen after the application.

Afterward, you will receive a pop-up window and email detailing the next steps, which is to attend an in-person training (for kittens) and animal pickup at Adopt & Shop. 

Email with questions or concerns!

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“My kids and I love being apart of this fostering program and look forward to many more fostering opportunities this year!!” – Melissa H, kitten & puppy foster

“Incredible staff and foster experience!” – Adam G, kitten foster

“I really enjoyed fostering over the past 6 months.  If I didn’t just adopt my last 2 fosters, I would definitely continue to foster.  I hope to again in the future.  Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!” – Stephanie P, kitten foster

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Foster with Michelson Found Animals! As a certified Service Enterprise, we join the top 11 percent of organizations in volunteer management and organizational performance and are better equipped to align your passions and skills with meaningful volunteer positions that have an impact on animal welfare in Los Angeles.