Foster A Pet
More than 100 animals continue to enter our local shelters, every day. Some are surrendered or turned into shelters while others are rescued off the streets. Many of these homeless animals need special treatment, time, and tender loving care to become adoptable animals. That’s where fostering comes in – That’s where you come in!
THE ROLE OF THE FOSTER VOLUNTEER
As a foster volunteer, you become a member of a dynamic volunteer force, a team of well-trained animal welfare advocates who are making a compassionate difference in our community. Foster-care volunteers bridge the gap between certain pets in need and the time they required for adoption. These pets may include the sick, injured, abused, underage animals and also the frightened animals who need some human bonding time before adoption. Foster volunteers expand the walls of animal welfare organizations by caring for the animals in their homes; providing the necessary time for the animals to heal, become stronger and feel safe, until they are ready to be adopted into permanent homes.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Please contact the organization(s) you would like to foster for; each has its own program. You will be required to attend a Foster Orientation Class, during which you will receive an overview of the organization, pets in need, and the overall animal welfare issues in our community. During this time, you will have the opportunity to discuss parameters of your abilities to foster, which may include - fostering only felines, preference to foster larger dogs or small dogs due to space, and more.
Your time, love, and compassion is truly live-saving for shelter animals.