We urgently need fosters to provide life-saving care for dogs and cats who are out of time in our partner shelters. What does fostering entail? Read our foster info below. If you're interested in saving a life, please fill out out THIS QUESTIONNAIRE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenty of loving, adoptable animals face euthanasia every week in parts of the country struggling with overpopulation. As a rescue, we are in continuous contact with such shelters, who keep us abreast of the animals in need of rescue. Would-be fosters and rescue representatives work together to select animals from these "urgent lists" who are likely to be a good fit for the foster's home (based on temperament, size, age, etc.). A rescue representative will bring the cat or dog to your home and help them settle in. Then...
What fosters caregivers do:
Care for the dog or cat in their home until the animal has been placed with their forever family
Provide food and litter for the foster animal
Take the foster animal to veterinary care appointments
Introduce the foster animal to potential adopters
How the rescue supports animals in foster:
Provides a crate, bed, food/water bowls, leash/collar/harness for the foster animals
Covers the cost of veterinary care
Coordinates veterinary appointments (scheduling them at convenient times for the foster)
Provides support/assistance with veterinary transport when possible through our volunteer base
Offers behavior consultation and home visits as needed
Publicizes the animal's availability for adoption
Coordinates adopter meet-and-greets and adoption "go-home" appointments
Depending upon the status of our recent supply donations, we are often able to provide food and/or litter for the first week+ of foster care
What style of home and/or experience do I need to foster?
Our foster animals are housed indoors, so your home simply needs sufficient space to accommodate a foster animal and their belongings. A fenced yard is not a prerequisite for fostering dogs, provided that you are able to offer them regular leash walks and leashed potty breaks.
What if I can't care for my foster pet until they are adopted?
We are a very small-scale rescue, and we do not have a shelter facility. Therefore, fostering represents a commitment to care for the animal until a suitable placement has been found. However, if fosters have upcoming travel, we can often arrange for short-term house sitting or "boarding" through our volunteer base. Please share upcoming travel plans if you are interested in fostering!