Are you in crisis?
We can help.
*ResPet has a small waiting list of pets needing placement due to individuals abandoning their pets with us (the opposite of what our program's mission is). If you need help and plan to come back for your pet, please fill out an application and we will contact you ASAP to review your application
Who do we serve?
We serve people in legitimate crises. ResPet anticipates a multitude of crises pet parents may be facing including mental health issues, illness, family illness requiring caretaking in another state, loss of a job, domestic violence, eviction, substance abuse treatment, deployment, etc. Documentation verifying the crisis will be asked of the owner (in cases where this applies) to eliminate individuals using this service for doggie daycare.
ResPet is a last resort, one time service for those who do not have the financial means to care for their dog while in crisis and who have exhausted every other alternative available to them.
Will I still see my pet?
Pet parents can expect to see their pet once every three weeks for a visit if all parties are able, and it is in the best interest of the pet. Volunteers pick up pets at foster homes to ensure the foster remains anonymous and will meet you at a public place for your visit ( All fosters are vetted and a homes visit is conducted before any placement occurs). Pet parents will let ResPet know how much time they will be able to spend with their loved one 48 hours before the visit.
During your pet's stay, we request fosters to send us photos and updates about your pup. These pics and updates will be sent to you so that you are able to see how they are doing while you are apart.
What animals do you care for?
ResPet is primarily accepting dogs for short-term fostering. Due to the demand for the placement of cats(and birds and ferrets, etc), and willingness of some of our fosters to take in other pets, we will assist when we have resources. All pets need to be up to date on vaccinations, with the accompanying veterinary paperwork.