Adoption Ambassador Foster Program

Why does a foster animal have to come back to the shelter to be adopted? It doesn’t! Adoption Ambassador’s help UPAWS pets stay out of the shelter and find homes!

UPAWS received a grant from the ASPCA totaling $2,000 to develop the program, which recruits ambassadors to help an animal find a new home by fostering, taking them out into the community, promoting them on social media and through networking as well as completing the adoption process.

Adoption Ambassadors will work alongside UPAWS to provide foster homes to a variety of our  animals as well as animals who have been in the shelter for extended periods of time.

So far, UPAWS has been able to purchase ‘Adopt Me’ collars, vests, bandanas and leashes for foster parents, and we are looking forward to growing the program and generating more community engagement to further our life-saving mission!

For more information about becoming an adoption ambassador or fostering a shelter pet, please contact UPAWS Community Outreach Coordinator, Ann Brownell at or UPAWS Manager, Kim Randolph at