What is fostering all about?

In short, fosters temporarily board shelter animals in their own homes until they are adopted. Should a foster parent decide they simply cannot part with their foster animal, they are certainly allowed to formally adopt and become the pet’s permanent parent.

The shelter environment can be a scary one for dogs and cats, and that can affect how they act when potential adopters come to see them. If they appear cowering and fearful, they are less likely to be adopted. These same pets can completely transform while in foster care. Having a foster pet means that you, the foster volunteer, gets to know them well because as they adjust to your home, their personalities will emerge. You are then able to help them find their forever families.

What are the advantages of fostering?

Fostering is a wonderful, rewarding way to help. By being a foster volunteer, you:

But isn’t it hard to give them up?

Yes, although the seasoned foster volunteers will tell you that they:

Fostering is an excellent option for you if