Welcome to Foster Tales: Your Guide to Fostering Dogs RightOut of the Shelter!

From Our Executive Director

My name is Courtney Clerico, and I am the Executive Director of Foster Tales in the central valley of California. I am a Bakersfield native. This is where I went to school and got married.

Although I love my hometown, I hate what it is doing to dogs. Today, in 2023, here are the rough stats:

Our Priorities

Bakersfield Shelters Overflow

300+ dogs at the county shelter and 300+ at the city shelter (both in Bakersfield).

Daily Influx

30-60+ dogs taken into county shelter daily.

Sorrowful Reality

250+ dogs euthanized every month at the county shelter.

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