Current Reunite Rate


90% of pets who receive Crisis Foster Care are reunited with their owners.

All other pets are rehomed directly from foster without entering a shelter or rescue.

2022 Impact Report

Click here to open Pawster’s 2022 Impact Report, including a note from our Executive Director, 2022 by the Numbers, DeeDee’s Story, Partners, and Financials.

2022 Impact Report: Pawster Nashvill

2022 LifeSaving Statistics

(last updated 1/23/2023)

Total Pets Received Crisis Foster Care:

82 Pets Total

50 Dogs, 32 Cats

Average Monthly Intake:

7 Pets per month

Average Length of Stay:

73 Days

Shelter Animals Count Data:

Pawster participates in Shelter Animals Count (SAC), a centralized, standardized national database for animal shelter statistics. However, because Pawster is not a shelter and does not “intake” and “outcome” pets to/from a physical shelter, some of the data requires context:

“Outcomes” – Pawster’s outcome categories are different from the standardized Shelter Animals Count outcomes. This is why we rely on the “Reunite Rate” above as a clearer measure of our impact. Pawster pets are either reunited with their owner (“Other Live Outcome”) or rehomed (“Adoption”).

Reliability of SAC Statistics – Pawster transitioned to a new software in June 2021. For this reason, some of the categories of intake and outcome may be incorrect. Statistics for 2022 are standardized and reliable.

Intake vs. Pets Fostered – Pawster counts total animals fostered in a calendar year rather than intakes as a clearer measure of impact. The average foster stay for Crisis Foster Care is around 2 months, which means we start the calendar year with pets in foster care. For example, Gross Intakes for 2021 was 50 pets. But we provided foster care for 53 pets, including 3 pets who carried over from our initial trial period in 2020. Similarly, we started 2022 with 12 pets in foster care.

Current Shelter Animals Count Data (Updated by the 15th of each month, to reflect the previous month’s data):

2021 Total Impact

You helped Pawster exceed ALL of our goals in 2021:

Provide Crisis Foster Care for 53 Dogs and Cats (Goal: 50)

Reunite 91% of Pets with their owners (Goal: 90%)

Recruit 42 Fosters and Volunteers (Goal: 40)

Invite 114 Individual Donors to join in Pawster’s mission (Goal: 100)

42 fosters, 114 donors, 53 pets fostered, 91% reunited with owners

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