Do you have a tender, gentle touch?
If so, please consider fostering animals in need. Whether it's a litter of newborn kittens, an abandoned puppy, or an adult recovering from a broken heart or broken bones, your love and support can save lives!
We generally request that foster parents keep and care for the animals until they are ready to be spayed/neutered and prepared for adoption. Sometimes animals already sterilized will be in need of foster care too, such as those recovering from medical or emotional ailments.
Generally, it is best if you have a private room or area of your home where the animals can live during their foster care. Our staff will assist you in taking precautions for your resident animals as well as the animals being fostered.
To volunteer for foster parenting, please fill out our foster application. We will then contact you to schedule a new foster parent orientation.
- Adults who need socialization and help with behavioral issues.
Some of the rescued animals have been denied much access to people and other animals, characterized by low self-esteem and extreme anxiety in new situations. They need to build trust and confidence in a gentle environment.
- Adults recovering from medical conditions.
Healing broken bones often requires a long period of rest and recuperation, best done in a home environment so that kennels/cat rooms can contain others who are ready for adoption today.
- Adults who are battling depression or a broken heart.
We especially worry about senior animals who lose their homes and families in their twilight years, sometimes so confused and distraught they stop eating. Longtime residents sometimes also need a change of environment too.
- Adults with long-term medical needs.
Heroes are priceless for animals with severe birth defects, traumas, and terminal conditions who need a comfortable environment with a focus on good quality of life and avoidance of suffering.
- Kittens, puppies, and newborns in need.
This category includes care for newborns, sometimes just hours old at the time of rescue and motherless, to kittens and puppies who can eat on their own but need a home environment until they are ready for spay/neuter in preparation for adoption. Please try to specify if you are willing to take moms & babies.