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FOSTERING

Fill your home with extra love

We believe that the special case animals that enter our shelter deserve to have the best possible chance at finding a loving, permanent home. A foster home has one of the most important jobs at the shelter. Fosters allow our animals to receive the proper care and attention they deserve as they wait for adoption. As a foster parent you’ll not only save the lives of animals in your care, but you’ll give other animals coming into the shelter who may not need the same level of specialty care, a space on our adoption floor to find their own loving homes. If those aren’t enough reasons to become a foster parent, consider these:

  • Foster animals are temporary companions offering their love freely

  • You’ll be helping to socialize a shelter animal so they become more adoptable and better companions

  • Fostering helps you explore many different breeds of dogs and cats

  • If for some reason you can’t keep a full-time companion animal, fostering for short time periods is an ideal solution

  • You’ll know that you’re making a huge difference in the lives of your fosters and other animals at the shelter

  • We provide the food, medical care, etc needed for the animal while you foster them!

FAQ

I have other pets in my home, can I still foster for your program?

Yes, you can have other animals in your home and still foster for us. They must be current on all of their vaccinations. It is recommended that you quarantine our foster animals away from your other animals for at least 10 days. After that time frame it is a good idea for them to be socialized around other animals in a safe manner.

What is required of me? What is supplied?

We will provide all necessary items for your foster animal including food, toys, bedding, medicines/medical care, and whatever else they may need.

If the animal is sick or injured, you will be required to take them to any medical appointments and give them any medicine treatments they require. If the animal is in foster for social/behavioral reasons, we ask that you work with them on socialization both in and out of the foster home and any possible training skills they may need.

You will be required to work with us to schedule potential adopter meet-ups. We will work with your schedule and our potential adopters to meet at the shelter for the meet and greets.

Can I choose the animal I foster?

Our goal is to match you with the best animal for your situation. If you only want to foster dogs? Great! Only cats? Wonderful!  Open to fostering anyone? Fantastic! We keep your information on our rosters for any future matches we may have.

How long does a foster stay last?

While there is no set time frame for fostering, we do our best to work with your situation. Every case is different and depends on why the animal is in foster and the interest from potential adopters. We hope you will be able to keep them until either they are ready to come back to the shelter or until they are adopted. We will work with you to make the situation the best for all involved.