Foster an Animal in Need
Fostering dogs and cats in need can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, for you then have made a difference in their life. The satisfaction and sense of purpose created can extend to other areas of your life, enriching it beyond measure. We invite you to join a very special community of caring people who find it in their hearts to foster animals.
Shelters only have so much space and so many volunteers so there are times when we need a safe place for one of our animals to stay until they can be moved to their fur-ever family; be transported to a Shelter with larger capacity; or simply benefit from the experience of being in a private home environment. Shelters often take in newborn puppies or kitties, and fosters are needed to assist in caring for them until they are old enough to be adopted. There are many ways to help, and you can foster for a day or two or longer.
Some fosters have favorite animals, perhaps preferring young pups or senior dogs, tiny kittens or older cats; but, others just love all 4-legged creatures and simply say “Y’all Come”. Short term or long term, our fosters are our special angels. From time to time, the love bug bites and fosters end up adopting the one who came for a few days…but, stayed forever.
If fostering is not your choice, click HERE for other volunteer opportunities; but, if fostering is where your heart is, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.
Fostering means to provide a temporary home for a pet. It’s very important because in many instances it allows you to save the life of a precious animal. Shelters get overcrowded often and while we are a “No Kill Shelter” we rescue all the dogs and cats we can from local kill facilities.
There are a number of ways being a foster can help
- Sometimes a pet needs a break from the shelter and needs a family environment. This can be especially true when they are awaiting transport to their new family in another area. This gives them a chance to acclimate back to being in a home before they meet their new family.
- Sometimes we need someone to house the pet until we can find space in the shelter.
- Some pets don’t do well in a shelter. Especially if they’ve been in a loving home and bonded to someone. Often the owner has died or some other unfortunate circumstance occurs.
- There are many situations too numerous to mention here where you help can make a huge difference
- Basically that of a good pet owner with a few distinct benefits.
- Provide a safe, loving home
- Provide food, water, love, affection, exercise, etc.
- We provide for their veterinary care. We can even supply food if necessary.
- You may choose to foster a pet with a medical issue. We provide the the vet services and medication. You would be responsible for making sure they take their medications, follow the vets instructions and usually transportation to and from the vet.
That is usually determined at the time you agree to foster a pet. Some people like to foster long term and some just want to short term; a few days or so.
If you have any questions or want to foster, please fill out our brief foster contact form and our coordinator will contact you.