Foster Application at bottom of page...
Oftentimes people who care about the plight of homeless and unwanted animals are overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem.
It's true that no one person can save them all - but if you can make a difference in the life of even one animal, your contribution
is invaluable! And when you see this wonderful animal that you have loved and cared for go into a good home with people
who are prepared, qualified and totally in love with the animal that YOU prepared for this... it makes it all worthwhile.
What is a Foster Home?
A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets in our program while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home.
Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of
people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.
The only way that we can save these animals is with the help of foster homes. Our young kittens and puppies need to stay in
foster until they are old enough for adoption. Older pets who are ill or injured may need to stay in foster care until they are
well enough for adoption.
In some cases, a foster home is needed to help an animal transition from the stress of having been abandoned or at a shelter.
For some dogs and cats, they will need to stay in a foster homes until they are adopted.
Being a pet foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a
chance to have an animal companion without a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. For others,
it is the special challenge of helping an animal recover from an illness or injury, the trauma of losing a beloved owner or home,
or to overcome a behavioral issue. Occasionally, it’s the joy of giving extra TLC to kittens and puppies too young to be adopted.
How Long Can I Expect to Foster a Pet?
Fosters can keep animals an average of 2 weeks to 6 months or more unless it is medically or behaviorally indicated otherwise.
Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, socialization issues or just finding the right human match. There is no
rhyme or reason why some really great animals don't get adopted right away, sometimes it just takes time. You will be told up-front
before you agree to foster the pet you choose approximately how long of a commitment we believe it will be.
What are the Responsibilities of a Foster Family?
- Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
- Provide food*, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter
- Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate
- Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
- Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments
- Transport to/from offsite adoption events
- Be available for "meet & greets" at your home when we have approved applications
If you are interested in fostering, please fill out the application below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.