Thank you for considering foster care. Every day Judy get's numerous phone calls from people asking for help in rescuing a cat or dog. Her ability to respond is dependent upon the number of foster homes she has available.
As a potential foster family, you may have a few questions:
Why would I want to be a foster? The biggest reason is because it is an opportunity to save a life. But more than that, you help ensure that the animal does not need to be rescued again because you will be able to help us understand the animal's needs making it easier to place them in the correct home.
How much will it cost? As a foster home, we do not expect you to incur any cost - we will provide the food and medical care. We simply ask you to provide the love.
What type of animal will I foster? By filling out our Foster Care Application, you let us know the type of animal you can care for and the time committment you can make.
But how could I bear to give up the pet? Many of our foster families say that they consider fostering like they consider pet-sitting. If you were to go on vacation and ask me to take care of your dog for you, I would enjoy doing so. I would also be a little sad when you came to pick up your pet, but I would know that they were going back to a home where they were loved. The difference in fostering is that I can welcome another animal into my home again right away.
What if I decide I want to keep the pet? If you do, then you are certainly welcome to apply for adoption.
Fostering is one of the most pleasurable acts of charity that you can participate in! Please fill out a Foster Care Application here or give us a call. We'd love to welcome you into our family of volunteers!