foster-advert-copyCapital Area Animal Welfare Society is always in need of new foster homes! We can only save as many as we have space for, and maybe you can give us just that little more space!  CAAWS relies on the volunteers who give their time, love and home to our foster animals. The cats and dogs CAAWS takes care of have never had a stable home life or have lost their home through some misfortune. If you have a little space in your home and a lot of love in your heart, please consider becoming a foster parent!

A foster parent provides love, companionship, shelter. You can even provide basic lessons on how to be a good dog or cat. The foster parent is also responsible for bringing the pet to adoption days on a regular basis.  CAAWS provides a healthy, spayed or neutered animal. CAAWS will also provide food and any medical care necessary and medicines for heartworm and flea prevention.


How Do I Volunteer?

Please come see us at the building on Saturdays during adoptions to get more information and to volunteer to become a foster. Our adoption days are Saturdays from 11am until 3pm, and we are located at 6357 Quinn Drive in Baton Rouge, LA at the corner of Jefferson Hwy and Tiger Bend.  You can fill out an inquiry form here.


quoteWhy Should I Foster?

You may ask yourself “why would I want to be a foster parent instead of just adopting”. There are many reasons why it is better to foster than to adopt. You would help save an animal that probably would otherwise have been euthanized. You would be instrumental in helping to prepare that animal to be part of a family. You would open up a slot at the shelter for them to save another animal because yours would be in a safe home until a permanent home could be found. And you would get the satisfaction of knowing you helped this little life find a caring family that will love them as much as you do.

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