The mission of Foster Pet Outreach is to help at-risk animals with a focus on dogs and cats. Through an all volunteer base we determine the individual needs of vulnerable dogs and cats in our foster home program until they find a forever home. All donations stay local and go directly to foster pet care.



The adoption process begins with an Adoption Application for a specific foster pet. The application will be forwarded to the foster parent who will contact you.



We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those who wish to donate their time. Get involved and join us to become a part of the Foster Pet Outreach Family.


Donations help to provide proper care and treatments for foster animals such as flea meds, spay/neuter for dogs and cats, vaccinations, microchips and more!



Foster Pet Outreach hosts and participates in many community events and fundraisers to showcase adoptable pets. Check out our calendar to view all of the upcoming events!



Foster Pet Outreach is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit. We are an all  volunteer driven organization whose mission is to save and improve the lives of companion animals by connecting people, resources and knowledge.  We rescue and rehome animals from high intake, low adoption shelters where they are at risk. When you volunteer with Foster Pet Outreach you make a difference for homeless animals and for the people who love them too.

We were founded in 1990 when three coworkers banded together to help a stray cat. Recognizing the need to better the lives of abandoned and abused animals in their community they eventually formed Foster Pet Outreach in 1995. Over 300 animals are place into loving homes each year by our organization. Foster Pet Outreach has always had a commitment to making a difference in the lives of unwanted animals.

Our building located in Edwards does NOT house animals. All animals are in foster homes.  Our ability to change lives is directly dependent on the number of volunteers we have and foster homes.  If you want to help save animals while having fun with a group of like-minded people we hope you’ll join us.  We have a Volunteer Facebook group that has details about upcoming events that you can request to join.


Foster Pet Outreach accepts donations online with Paypal (click here), VENMO ( click here) or mail to our office at:

Foster Pet Outreach  P O. Box 4 Edwards, IL 61528

 We also accept in kind donations of supplies that can be dropped off at our building or please call (309) 682-1122


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Animals have an intrinsic value, which is greatly beyond their commercial significance. Foster Pet Outreach wishes that everyone recognize the dignity and worth of all animals.