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Our Featured Blacksburg, VA Partner:

Animal Welfare Foster Program


Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We are based out of Blacksburg, Virginia and primarily adopt animals to families in the surrounding counties and states.

About Our Rescue Group:

Who We Are

The Animal Welfare Foster Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue run by volunteer veterinary students in Blacksburg, Virginia. We coordinate and provide foster homes for animals until they are adopted into loving, permanent homes. During this time, they receive the appropriate healthcare (both routine preventative care and care for any medical conditions) and learn house manners so that they will become healthy, happy pets. The Animal Welfare Foster Program does not represent the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Please visit our website at for photos and descriptions of our adoptable pets!!

Come Meet our Pets:

Latest News!!!

Foster homes needed!!

Foster homes are currently our greatest need! Since we do not have a shelter, we depend upon foster owners to provide temporary loving homes for all of our animals. Our ability to take animals into the program is limited by our number of approved foster homes. Please consider opening your home to a dog or cat in need. We will provide all supplies and medical care; you provide the TLC.


Our Adoption Process:

Please visit for adoption information.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.