Current Reunite Rate

92% 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.

*1-year trailing data, updated 3/19/2024

2023 Impact Report

Click here to open Pawster’s 2023 Impact Report, including a note from our Executive Director, 2023 by the Numbers, Julie’s Story, Partners, and Financials.

*Please note, the financials were revised on 3/19/2024 from the original impact report sent to partners in February.

2023 LifeSaving Statistics

(last updated 3/19/2024)

Total Pets Received Crisis Foster Care:

100 Pets Total

62 Dogs, 36 Cats, 1 Rabbit, 1 Guinea Pig

Average Monthly Intake:

8 Pets per month

Average Length of Stay:

63 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:

“Relinquished by Owner” – In SAC, all requests for temporary foster care are categorized as “Relinquished by Owner.” For Pawster, these are NOT permanent surrenders. Most of these pets will be returned to owner.

“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 (“Return to Owner”) 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 2022 was 76 pets. But we provided foster care for 82 pets, including 6 pets who were in care already.

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

2022 Impact (click to expand)

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.

IRS Form 990-EZ (2022)

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

2021 Impact (click to expand)

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