Our foster team is a very important part of the shelter! For every one animal in foster care, two lives are
saved: the animal going into foster care, and the animal entering the empty cage. The shelter provides all
medical care for foster animals; the foster parent provides, food, water, cat litter, and lots of love!
So what are a few of the responsibilities foster parents may have? That's wholly up to you, but we are always
in need of foster parents who can:
Care for puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption.
It is very difficult for young animals to survive in a shelter environment - the ideal situation
for them is a foster home where they can be cared for until they're ready for adoption.
Please ask about our K9 Basics training program for shelter dogs.
Give an animal a chance to get out of a cage.
Some animals spend months in their cages before being adopted, which is very stressful. You
can help by giving them some time outside of the shelter and getting them used to a home.
Foster a special needs animal.
Special needs pets require extra attention and care due to peculiar diffulties or tramatizing
pasts. Some extra love and care go a long way for these poor friends of ours.
Foster a sick animal that is undergoing veterinary treatment.
Remember how awful it is to lay sick and not have anyone brining you soup or caring for you? Our
animals feel the same way sometimes and it would be awfully kind if a foster parent was willing to
take them in and make them feel special.
Foster an animal to free up limited cage space when the shelter becomes full.
The shelter is only so big! Sometimes, we get a flood of animals and we'll quickly run out of
space. Please consider opening your homes to a few animals to help us out. We cannot care for
animals we don't have room for and even a short fostering period would be greatly appreciated.