Temporary Boarding Available for Rochester Pets

The City’s Rochester Animal Services Bureau now offers temporary boarding for pets belonging to people facing eviction, hospitalization, domestic violence or other crises.

Pets can be placed for a month in volunteer foster homes so their owners don't have to turn them over to a shelter.

The animal services bureau has been expanding its pet support services during the pandemic.

And the bureau is part of a national study on the effectiveness of such programs in reducing the numbers of animals surrendered by their owners.