Kitten and puppy fosters

Young kittens, puppies and pregnant mothers need around-the-clock care and monitoring. Our foster parents help us make sure mommas are comfortable and able to raise their litters until they are ready to be adopted. 

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.

  • You must spend time with the animal(s) and provide them love and socialization to get them ready to be adopted. This will require time and effort apart from your normal routine and lifestyle. 
  • If applicable, 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.
  • For young puppies and kittens, 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.
 

Adult dog fosters

Out of the hundreds of animals we rescue each year, there are some who require extra time and personal attention. Some of them arrive with special health conditions and others struggle to thrive in the shelter environment. We look to our network of foster families to provide such structured support and to move these animals into their forever homes as quickly as possible. 

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.

  • You must spend time with the animal(s) and provide them love and socialization to get them ready to be adopted. This will require time and effort apart from your normal routine and lifestyle. 
  • Be ready to receive guidance and coaching while working through the dog's recovery plan. 
  • Depending on the dog, you may have to make small adjustments to your home environment and have little or no travel planned for the duration of the foster.