Foster volunteers help animals who are not ready for adoption due to their age, size, health, or need for socialization. This is an amazing gift to the animals and to all of us who are working for their success.
You need to have a safe place in your home where animals can recover, grow up, or just learn how to be more comfortable with people. Depending on the animal and the reason for foster, they may require cage rest, regular feeding (for bottle baby kittens), potty training, or basic training.
What’s involved in fostering?
- We provide all the supplies, medical care, and behavior support.
- You provide the TLC and any special needs identified by our medical or behavioral teams, and keep us posted on their progress
- Pickup of supplies and all medical appointments are currently managed with contactless curbside service.
- Some animals need foster for a few weeks and others need longer. The length depends on each animal’s situation.
- Most animals return to our shelter for adoption. In rare cases, animals may be promoted from foster care.
How do I get started?
- Email us at email@example.com. You will receive a quick online questionnaire to help you get started.
- Attend a 2-hour online training which is offered monthly.
Fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have!