What is a Foster?
A foster home is a temporary living situation for our rescued animals 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 so they are vital to our mission of saving more lives.
How to become a Foster?
Becoming a foster is easy! Just complete the form below:
You can also download a PDF version and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
In certain cases, especially for cats and bottle baby kittens right out of the shelter, the foster pets require isolation from other animals in the home for 10-14 days or longer, if the foster pet is sick
When you become a foster, please review our Foster Handbook below.