Foster A Pet
Fostering a homeless dog or cat is one of the most important things you can do to help save an animal’s life. With our shelters and rescues at capacity our homeless pets have no chance at a finding a home without the help of foster families. A foster family gives that time and attention that a shelter pet needs in order to learn basic manners and boundaries that help assimilate them into a permanent forever home. By helping support CARE through a donation, spreading the word to foster or adopt a homeless pet or spay and neuter existing pets, CARE can make a difference
What is meant by “fostering” a pet?
Foster parents agree to take a dog into their homes and care for them as if they were their own until they can be adopted. Some of the duties of fostering a dog include feeding, walking, teaching basic commands such as sit, heel and come. We hope the foster family will provide plenty of love and patience so that your foster pet can learn to be more social in normal family environments. As foster parents, your feedback and observations concerning the dog’s temperament and needs will help us place the dog in a suitable home.
How does fostering help the animals?
Fostering provides security, socialization and training. Through interaction with their foster parents, the animal gains the confidence and skills needed to be a responsible member of a family. Most strays have only 3 to 5 days to find a foster home once they have arrived at the shelter. It is a very stressful and confusing time for the homeless pets. Fostering allows them time to understand what is required to be a part of a home environment.
Why should I foster?
Fostering is great way for people to see if a particular breed or size fits with their lifestyle. This allows you the time necessary to determine if the dog has the temperament and energy level that matches your family. It is also a way for people to help out and save a life without having to make a long- term commitment. Every foster home saves a life and the rewards are two-fold, human and animal.
Start the Foster Process
Our Foster Program is dedicated to placing healthy dogs or puppies in a loving temporary homes. Please let the CARE Coordinator know if there is type of animal you are unable to take into your home.
As a foster parent we ask a few things of you:
You will notify CARE at once if the animal is hurt, lost or needs other medical attention.
You will not travel out of state with the animal without first notifying CARE of your trip.
You will not give the animal to someone else to care for without the approval of CARE.
You have been informed of all the background we have on the dog and will accept responsibility for having the dog in your home.
I understand that this is a legal document and that, by signing above, I agree to, and am required to comply with, all of its terms and conditions.
I accept full responsibility for any and all consequences, including injury or damage to any person or property, arising from any failure to comply with those terms and conditions.
I agree that all of the information I have provided herein is correct as written and I authorize a CARE Foster Coordinator to verify any information.
We also require a copy of your driver’s license to be attached to the application.