Want to foster a pet or help MAS? Here is what you need to know

FOX13 spoke to Memphis Animal Services about the need to make sure all the cats and dogs find a fur-ever home.

All services are currently by appointment only due to the ongoing pandemic.

Click here to be taken to the Memphis Animal Services page

Click here to adopt a dog

Click here to adopt a cat

Other ways to help:


According to the website, “At Memphis Animal Services, we are saving more animals than ever! We need your support to continue.

As the only open-admission animal shelter in the city of Memphis, we never turn away a pet because it’s sick, injured, old, or scared. We cared for over 11,000 pets in 2019, and your support helps us provide care above and beyond what our city budget allows.

Donations to MAS are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.”


According to the website:

What is a Foster Home?

A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home or to move to one of our partnership organizations. Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. If you’re looking for the companionship of a pet without a long term commitment or looking for a way to volunteer from home – consider becoming a foster parent!

How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?

Fosters will keep animals an average of 4-6 weeks unless it is medically or behaviorally indicated otherwise. Some pets need more time, some need less. You will be told up-front before you agree to foster the pet how long of a commitment we believe it will be and we can match you with a pet that meets your availability! No matter what length of commitment you’re looking for, we can find a match for you!”