Foster a Pet

Fostering is an amazing gift to provide for a pet in need. Foster care gives rescue pets an opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive in a home environment while they wait for their forever home.

Eligibility

Potential fosters should be 21 years of age or older and should live no more than 45 minutes away from our facilities. Additionally, fosters must have the ability to transport animals to and from our facilities for adoption meet and greets and veterinary appointments.

Become a Foster Parent

1. Read the Foster Handbook >

2. Fill out a foster survey.

Fill out and submit the survey so one of our foster program coordinators can match you with the right pet.

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3. Meet and greet.

Attend a meet and greet with your foster pet. Be prepared to bring your entire human household (resident dogs included for dog fosters), as well as the items listed on the Foster Checklist. 

4. Sign the foster agreement.

If it’s a match, sign the foster agreement and start preparing for your foster pet. If you rent, let your landlord know you’ll be fostering.

5. Home check.

The foster program coordinator will call you to schedule a home check. They will bring the pet and all of the pet’s food, medications, and supplies to your home. Congratulations...you’re a foster parent!

Tips:

Follow-ups are usually weekly. This is the perfect time to let us know how the pet is doing and if you need anything.

Foster Checklist

  • Government-issued ID
  • If you have a dog: Spay/neuter and vaccination records (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, Lepto), or medical waiver from a licensed veterinarian
  • If you have a cat: Spay/neuter and vaccination records (Rabies, FVRCP), or medical waiver from a licensed veterinarian
  • Contact information for 3 references (personal, professional, veterinary clinic)