Have you been thinking about adding a dog or cat to your family but aren’t ready for the 15-20 year commitment? By fostering a pet, you can provide temporary care for a dog, cat, puppy, or kitten in need. All you need is a room (even a bathroom) and some spare time. The Department of Animal Service will provide fosters with basic training, supplies, any necessary medications, and access to someone to answer any questions. Time commitment can range from one to eight weeks or occasionally longer. To join the Foster Program, please call the West Valley Animal Care Center at 213-485-8405, the Harbor Animal Care Center at 213-485-8755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.