Fosters Are Needed

Leave No Paws Behind is an all foster based rescue. What that means is that we don't have a facility, shelter, kennel, or farm where we can place the animals we rescue. We rely on fosters offering to take our rescues into their own homes. Without fosters, we can't rescue animals, as we have no where for them to go.

We started a new program recently, called A New Leash On Life. We specialize in rescuing seniors with medical needs, and/or hospice care animals from kill shelters in Southern California and placing them with forever fosters. This new program will be rescuing younger dogs, generally high energy breeds like huskies, shepherds, labs, border collies, etc, and placing them with temporary fosters. While with their fosters, we will work with them to train basic obedience, and introduce them to new experiences like trail running, hiking, camping, and adventure activities like that. After a brief period (6-12 weeks depending on the dog) we will place the dog up for adoption with a person or family that is seeking a companion that can join them in their active lifestyles.

We need fosters. For this new program, our ideal foster would already have an active lifestyle, running, mountain bikes, kayak, hiking, etc, that you would enjoy sharing with a rescued dog. We will provide a weekly obedience training session, a weekly socialization outing (going to dog friendly places), a weekly group activity (trail run, hike, trip to the beach), and all medical care. Looking for people that are in or close to the San Gabriel Valley, making the outings and training sessions easier for everyone. You can have other dogs (and they can participate in the outings too), kids, cats, etc. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please send an email to and mention wanting to foster in the email.

Without fosters, we can't rescue anymore dogs. And there are SO many amazing dogs at our local high kill shelters that would be amazing in this program. They just need a little love, patience, and some training, and they can go on to be an amazing companion to someone wanting to share their life with a dog!  We need your help! If you are interested, send us an email. If not, please share to help us find fosters. And please like our page, A New Leash On Life. From there, you can follow along and watch the progress of our first rescue in the program, Leia. She is a white shepherd, 1 1/2 years old, that is already off to an amazing start on becoming a great running partner. She is living in her foster home with 2 toddlers, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 adults and is doing great!