PACC looking for dog foster parents through the holidays

PACC looking for dog foster parents through the holidays

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Not able to adopt, but still want to help? Why not foster a pet then, the Pima Animal Care Center could use the help.

PACC is in need of foster homes for several large dogs over the holidays.  According to a recent news release PACC started out the week with 350 dogs and is expected to add 60 more large dogs to the total.

As of Thursday morning, PACC had more than 413 dogs, despite incentives for adopters to name their own adoption fees.

"We're in dire need of homes for our big dogs," PACC Director of Animal Services Kristen Auerbach said in the news release. "We know not everyone is ready to make a life-long adoption commitment, but providing a temporary home through fostering will make a world of difference for our pets and us, too."

Currently, medium and large dogs account for more than half of PACC's dog population and shelter officials say they're running out of room to humanely house them.

"The tent is full and we're co-housing many pets already, but there's not enough room to place more large dogs. We desperately need the community's help," Auerbach said.

PACC is looking for foster families to take medium and large dogs for at least one week to give the Center time to reduce the population.

Staff will work with those interested in fostering, to determine which pets will fit with their household or schedule. Once selected, foster parents can take their pet home that same day.

To learn more about fostering, community members should call PACC's Pet Support Center at (520) 724-7222 or visit PACC's foster webpage.

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