Whether they’re bottle feeding baby kittens, teaching shy dogs that humans can be trusted, or just giving an animal a quiet place to rest and recover, fosters are indispensable to our organization.
It takes a big heart to foster, but the work is lifesaving and lifechanging. Do you think you could open your home and heart to a vulnerable pet?
There are many reasons a pet may need a foster home:
Underage: Puppies and kittens are not ready to be adopted until they’re at least eight weeks old.
Sick/Injured: Foster homes are a great place for our sick or injured animals to heal.
Behavior/Socialization: With people and animals constantly coming and going, a shelter can be overwhelming for some animals. They might need a home environment or some one-on-one attention.
The first step to becoming a foster parent is to fill out an online application. Once your application is processed, you will receive an email containing important information that will start you on your journey to becoming a foster parent.
It happens. You bring an animal into your home for what’s supposed to be a temporary stay, then you find yourself realizing this animal deserves a permanent place in your home. We call these “Foster Failures,” and we have seen many furever matches made this way. Keep in mind that fosters-turned-adopters still need to complete all adoption paperwork and pay all adoption fees.