WHAT EXACTLY DO FOSTER FAMILIES DO?
They provide love, love, and more love. And, of course, food, water, shelter and exercise. Depending on the
foster animal’s needs, foster families may also be asked to administer medication, drive to vet appointments
and adoption events, help train the animal to respond to basic cues or help improve social skills. In other words,
foster families love and treat foster animals as if they were their own.
WHY DO PEOPLE VOLUNTEER TO FOSTER?
Fostering is a wonderful way to help save an animal’s life, and it’s also a very rewarding experience. Here are a
few other reasons why people foster:
* It’s a volunteer job that doesn’t require you to show up at a specific time for a certain
number of hours.
* For those who can’t adopt a pet right now, it’s a great way to enjoy a pet without making
a lifetime commitment to the animal.
* Fostering is a great "test drive" to see how a permanent pet would fit into your lifestyle.
DO I QUALIFY TO FOSTER AN ANIMAL?
If you love animals, you probably qualify. It is easier if you’ve had pets before, but most rescue groups and
shelters are happy to provide any information you need to make fostering a pleasant experience.
In some instances, an animal needs a particular kind of foster home. The foster pet might require a well-fenced
yard or her own area away from other pets, or she may have special needs that require giving medication. But
don’t worry: Your rescue group or shelter will make every effort to match you with a foster animal who’s the right fit for you.
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
- Theater Arts
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Orientation or Training