Foster Program and Rescue Partners

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PCAS is fortunate to have a robust rescue partner community that is our first line of contact for foster or transfer needs. We are not accepting foster applications at this time. If you are interested in fostering, please apply through one of our rescue partners listed below. Thanks for supporting Pasco pets!

Found a kitten? Check out our Leave Them Be recommendations. We would like to keep families together, and it's often better for kittens to grow up with their mother. Once old enough, they can be candidates for our Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) program. 


Not sure how old the kitten is? Check out this guide to determine the most likely age.


Kittens under 2 pounds are not able to be safely sterilized and are at high risk of becoming ill in the shelter, as their immune systems are not strong enough to protect them. Kittens and cats that require foster must meet at least one of these criteria:

  • Has a contagious disease, like ringworm, that disqualifies it from the adoption floor
  • Has serious medical issue(s)
  • Is a nursing mother
  • Requires additional socialization prior to adoption
  • Weighs under 2 pounds


Dogs are available for medical foster on a case-by-case basis. Dogs that meet the below criteria may be considered for foster. Dogs with behavioral concerns will not be considered for foster at this time.

  • Have a contagious disease such as upper respiratory infection


Our rescue partners help make what seems impossible, in many cases, possible. These amazing groups assist with transferring, caring for and finding homes for several pets at Pasco County Animal Services. Many of our positive outcomes occur because of our relationship with groups listed below. 

If you are interested in registering your rescue as a partner with Pasco County Animal Services, please email us at

Licensing for 501(c)3 Humane Organizations

Effective Nov. 1, 2018, all 501(c)3 rescue organizations in Pasco County are required to purchase licensing for the pets in their care.  For more information and to purchase tags, contact us at