When Oakland Animal Services in California put out an SOS after it had to close for safety and health concerns amid the Coronavirus outbreak, Bay area foster families stepped up in droves.

Within three hours, according to the The Mercury News, all of its dogs, cats and rabbits found temporary foster homes.

In New York City, Animal Care Centers received more than 2,000 applications for 200 animals in need of foster care.

With adoptions slowing amid public closures of rescues and shelters and shelters filling up with animals in need of care, we are cheering all individuals and families who are opening their homes to animals in need of care. People like Maya Dangerfield, who is now fostering a poodle-mix named JWoww from Hearts & Bones rescue.

“I’m not getting sick of my husband yet, but it’s nice to have a little doggy. Just someone to hang out with,” Dangerfield told The Washington Post.

If you want to foster a pet, make sure to have a one-month supply of food, water and medications for your new family member.

And check out FoA’s guide on fostering here.