About Us

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Foster Paws Rescue is a 501c3 charitable organization that operates entirely on donations and grants and is run completely by volunteers. We are a Cat only, foster based rescue based in the Upstate of South Carolina. We primarily serve Greenville and Spartanburg counties, but sometimes reach into Anderson, Laurens, Pickens, and Greenwood counties.

We do not operate a shelter or have a building. We are a foster based rescue, meaning cats in our care our housed in the homes of our volunteers. We are a PetSmart Charities partner, with adoption events most weekends at the Petsmart stores on Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors and on Laurens Rd. in Greenville. We operate adoption centers inside each of these stores as well, where a small number of our ready to adopt cats are temporarily housed and available for the public to see.

Foster Paws Rescue was founded in 2010 by two friends with a concern for companion animals in the Upstate of South Carolina and a vision for a No-Kill Community. Diana Riglet and Teresa Bryant paved the road to a successful rescue based on an Open Adoption policy and Donation based adoptions.

Today, Foster Paws Rescue is led by a dedicated group of volunteers that are passionate about furthering the mission of the founders and saving cats in the Upstate. Our volunteers serve in various capacities including, but not limited to: Fosters, Adoption counselors, Adoption event staff, Transporters, Adoption center staff, Social media staff, Photographer, Medical Assistance, Community Event Coordinators, Adoption Follow-ups, Communication Specialists and More!