Are you considering getting another dog but not sure about the responsibility? Want to open your home to a dog in need but can't adopt? Fostering could be for you!

Fostering not only gives people a chance to meet new dogs and see how they would do in their home, but it also saves lives! Animal rescues all over El Paso are always trying to take in as many dogs as possible to help animals in need but they need your help!

Many of the animals that need to be fostered are pregnant animals, puppies and kittens under 8 weeks, special need animals, animals recovering from surgeries or injuries and more.

Fostering is free and rescues will provide all the medical care and necessities necessary to foster. If you want more information on fostering animals check out the handy Frequently Asked Questions on fostering at the Humane Society of El Paso website.

Here are a few of the local 501c3 animal rescues looking for fosters for their animals:

El Paso Pug Rescue

The El Paso Pug Rescue is a foster based rescue and are looking for fosters. The El Paso Pug Recue's goal is to help "homeless, mistreated, neglected and unwanted pugs." The rescue not only helps pugs but all brachycephalic breeds like English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and more. These breeds are faced with more medical issues than others which has made the rescue deal with mounting medical bills. The rescue still hasn't turned away any dogs because of this, they still work tirelessly to aide any brachycephalic dog in need. Head the the El Paso Pug Rescue's website and download their foster application. Send in your complete application along with a copy of your driver's license or state ID to or P.O. Box 27258 El Paso, TX 79926. The application process requires a background check and home inspection but then you are able to foster!

Dames for Dogs

Dames for Dogs is a foster based rescue and are looking for fosters. The rescue's mission is to save animals that were "abused, neglected, abandoned or left on death row." The amount of dogs they are able to save is directly linked to how many volunteers can open their homes to animals in need. As a foster, "you can tells them who you feel comfortable with and who you can provide the best care for." The rescue believes that having foster animals in a home helps them adjust and get used to a home before they find their forever home. The rescue will provide: food, crate (if needed), supplies (bowls, leash, training pads) and more. Find heir foster application on their website.

 From the Heart Animal Rescue

From the Heart Animal Rescue is one of those organizations who help the animals left behind by not only people, but sometimes other rescues. 80% of their animals in the rescue are "medically-challenged, disabled or senior -- all of which are considered by others to be 'unadoptable.'" The organization is "unconditionally accepting stray seniors, seriously injured, ill or disabled pets (space and funds permitting)." Because of this, the rescue is in desperate need of foster homes for their animals. To foster, fill out the application on their website.

Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue

Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue
Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue

The Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue is a family and friend run rescue that strive to provide safe, healthy and happy environments for rescued pets. The rescue knows how stressful it can be for animals to go from homeless into a new environment and they try their best to make it as easy as possible. If you would like to become a foster for the Enchanted Pass Animal Rescue, please email them at

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