Adopt a cat or dog and help one. Foster cats and/or dogs and help many!
Sometimes the shelter takes in more animals than it can adopt. Sometimes our limited space and resources makes it more challenging to find forever homes for our animals. That's why fostering is so valuable to us. It gives our animals a "break" from shelter life and gives them a taste of "home" life,even if just for a couple days. This will help the animal become adjusted to a home life, learn the basic manners involved in sharing a home with people, provide exercise, and give the shelter staff and volunteers more insight to the animals temperament, personality, and health that will help match them with the perfect owner(s).
Fostering a pet lets them live like they are supposed to - as our companions living among a pack and under a leader, caretaker and companion (your family) - until they are adopted.Although we strive their environment a safe and comfortable haven, it cannot replace a family. A foster parent(s) gives the same care that a responsible and loving owner would provide. Foster parent(s) are responsible for the safety and care of the cat or dog. A foster family provides playtime, socialization, nutritious food, plenty of exercise, training and companionship.
Many of our pets at the shelter are found as strays. We don't have histories beyond their stay with us. We rely on this information given to us by staff and the information we gather during the evaluation.Sometimes even if a dog is housebroken, accidents can be expected while you get him/her adjusted to your schedule. Foster Families build a history for the animal and share that information with the shelter. The information you share with us will also help us write a descriptive profile to advertise your foster pet.
Fostering is for baby kittens, puppies, animals with special needs, or those needing additional socializing.
If you are interested in fostering one of our animals, please stop by the shelter to fill out a fostering application.