Save the lives of animals by fostering
Want to make a major difference in an animal’s life? Become a foster parent! We ask foster families to bring animals in need of special care into their homes for some extra TLC. Foster families also take care of litters of puppies and kittens until they are old enough to be spayed or neutered and adopted into permanent homes. Pets In Need provides the food, medical care and supplies needed and the foster families provide the love and socialization these animals need to start them out on the right paw.
Why animals need foster care
- They are too young to be put up for adoption
- A mom cat or dog still nursing her kittens or puppies needs a quiet home environment to care for her babies
- They need time to recuperate from an illness or injury
- They need extra socialization to be ready for adoption
How to become a foster parent
- Download and fill out the Foster Application or fill it out at our shelter
- Return your application to our Foster Coordinator, who will review it and provide you with any additional training you may need
- When a litter or cat/dog comes in that needs to be fostered, we’ll contact you. If you’re not available to foster, we’ll contact you again the next time around.
Foster family responsibilities
- Pets In Need provides all food, supplies, and medical care to foster families. You provide your home, time, and love to our animals.
- Spend time with the animal(s) and provide them love and socialization to get them ready to be adopted.
- For small kittens/puppies, you must bring in your fosters when they’re in need of vaccines or other medical care. Coordinate with our Foster Coordinator to make the appointments.
- Once your fosters are old and big enough, you must bring them in to be spayed/neutered. Coordinate your drop-off appointment with our Foster Coordinator.