DAYCARE AND BOARDING PLATFORMS
Connect with local pet boarding, daycare and walking providers. Service rates vary and are set by individual providers. May require downloading an app to use the service.
LOWER COST BOARDING FACILITIES
Bark Park Pet Care (Spring Valley)
Country Kennels (Lakeside)
Furry Friends (San Diego)
PetSmart (multiple locations across San Diego County)
Rolling Hills Pet Hospital (Chula Vista)
Spring Creek Kennel and Cattery (Spring Valley)
TEMPORARY FOSTER CARE
Start by reaching out to your network: ask relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors (try NextDoor) if they can foster temporarily.
911 Foster Pets
Create a profile and community members can sign up to foster your pet temporarily.
Facebook groups where you can post asking for community members to foster temporarily:
Frosted Faces Foundation
Emergency boarding program offers up to 30 days of free boarding to dogs whose parents require hospitalization or are experiencing hardship.
Home To Home Foster Program
Create a profile and community members can step up to foster your pet temporarily.
San Diego Humane Society
Accepting applications for cats and small pets only.
Safety Net Foster Program provides free temporary foster care for pet owners experiencing financial hardship and a period of instability, such as housing insecurity or homelessness, intimate partner violence, drug or alcohol treatment or hospitalization.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MILITARY SUPPORT
Dogs on Deployment
Provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their guardian's service commitments. Also provides financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency.
Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet
Assists active duty service members and veterans with temporary fostering due to deployment, hospitalization or homelessness.
PACT for Animals
Facilitates foster placement for military service members during deployment.
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Free pet boarding for survivors of domestic violence, seniors requiring hospitalization and veterans (referral from a case manager required).
Red Rover Safe Escape Grants
Provides funding to help with the cost of pet boarding while a pet guardian is in a domestic violence shelter. Application must be submitted online by a domestic violence shelter representative on behalf of the client.